Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

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The intelligent and obedient wire-coated version of the German pointer was developed specifically for hunting in rough terrain. Its coarse coat is weather resistant and somewhat water repellant.This sturdy built dog is known to be hard working and tenacious. It can be a bit aloof at times, but it is always genial with people. A German Wirehaired Pointer can be mischievous and destructive if they get bored, so giving them regular exercise is essential to keep them happy.

Size: 
MALE : 65lbs (30kg)FEMALE : 50lbs (23kg)
Grooming: 

The German Wirehaired Pointer has a straight, wiry outer coat and a downy undercoat. Occasional brushing and stripping is required to keep it in working condition. The color is liver and white, or liver roan with spots or ticking.

Common ailments: 

Hip, eye and Epilepsy.

Temperament: 

German Wirehaired Pointers prefer life as a solitary worker but they are tolerant of other dogs and animals.

Trivia: 
Interestingly, the concept of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon emerged after Mendel's experiments on inheritance were published in the late 19th century, a period of biological awakening. Breeders sought to produce a rough-coated sporting breed of great swimming and retrieving ability.ÿÿ <a href="http://www.akc.org/">(Credit: AKC.org)</a>