So you’re looking to adopt an German Wirehaired Pointer, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Standing as high as 26 inches at the shoulder, GWPs are a bit taller and heavier than their close relative, the German Shorthaired Pointer. GWPs are balanced, well muscled, resilient, agile, and generally built to beat the bushes all day long without tiring. The harsh wire coat protects against thorny underbrush and foul weather, and the shaggy beard and eyebrows complete an intelligent, worldly expression.“The need for running in the great outdoors is a must!” says one veteran owner. “This breed will not be happy to be on the couch all day.” GWPs are bright and eager, but their independent, inquisitive nature might frustrate novice owners. A good fit for those looking for a loving companion who enjoys sports and togetherness. With his sporty weatherproof coat and can-do attitude, the noble German Wirehaired Pointer is a versatile, sturdy gundog who thrives on outdoor activity. Around the house, the GWP is an eager, affectionate, and amusing family companion.”
An German Wirehaired Pointer typically ranges from 55.88cm to 66.04cm in height, and weighs from 22.6796185kg to 31.751465900000003kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for German Wirehaired Pointer breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically German Wirehaired Pointer insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.