Welcome the German Wirehaired Pointer!

The bright, eager and independent German Wirehaired Pointer (GWP) has recently joined The Breed Archive family.

The German Wirehaired Pointer originated in Germany during the late 19th century through selective breeding for a versatile hunting dog.

The GWP is believed to be a result of crossbreeding between the Pudelpointer, German Wirehaired Griffon, Stichelhaar, and possibly the German Shorthaired Pointer, creating a versatile and skilled hunting companion.

Established in Germany as "Deutsch Drahthaar", these dogs were imported to the USA in the 1920s and recognised by the American Kennel Club as German Wirehaired Pointers in 1959.

The GWP is characterised by its sturdy build, distinctive weatherproof wire-like coat, and notable facial furnishings, presenting a strong and athletic appearance.

Renowned for its intelligence and loyalty, the German Wirehaired Pointer possesses a strong work ethic, excelling not only as an affectionate family companion but also as a skilled hunting partner, as it is up for any hunting task, be it searching, pointing, tracking or retrieving on both land and water.