Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

German Wirehaired Pointer

German Wirehaired Pointer
German Wirehaired Pointer
The smart looking German Wirehaired Pointer is closely related to the shorthaired variety. It originated in Germany in the 19th century and was bred for their usefulness in retrieving fallen game from the water. The Wirehaired is also known as the Drahthaar. The breed standards for the German Pointers were first drawn up in 1879 and there has since been an emphasis on improving the breeds.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

This breed of dog usually lives up to 12 years of age but can live to 14 years with the proper care and diet.

AVERAGE SIZE & WEIGHT

55cm to 64cm
28kg to 45kg

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

These affectionate dogs are very active and intelligent, eager to learn and are extremely loyal to their family. They are friendly with those they know, but are naturally aloof with strangers and should be socialized at an early age. These powerful and energetic dogs thrive on activity and can become bored and hard to manage without enough exercise. Its hunting heritage gives it a good nose and can track, point and retrieve on both land and water.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

It’s a lively and vigorous animal so be aware that some may try to dominate other animals in the home, but most will get along well with other dogs. They make great watchdogs and will alert you immediately to anyone coming on to your property.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

This very appealing breed has a covering of wire hair that completely covers the skin and has bushy eyebrows and a beard. Hair on the head and ears is thick and short. The coat will cast if the dog lives permanently in a warm house and its very nature quickly prevents debris from the field attaching itself to the coat. Like most dogs of this size, regular exercise is a must. It will also appreciate the opportunity to exercise its exceptional retrieval skills.

IDEAL OWNERS

This dog will live happily in most situations and environments, but does need some room to play and to explore. While they are relatively comfortable with most people they are at their best when surrounded by older, considerate children.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the German Wirehaired Pointer is the dog for you and you are aware that it is an exuberant animal, then contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Janice Hayes Bazaj NSW Contact
Rosie Oakes Ostoja SA Contact
Tony Alvarez Huntwyre VIC Contact
Leanne Pooley Whistlewire QLD Contact
Fiona Dempster Hotwyr NSW Contact
Gary Lovell Lovewyre VIC Contact
Vito Spicuzza Miltenberg VIC Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)