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German Roughhaired Pointer Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about German Roughhaired Pointer so you can get to know the breed more.

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German Roughhaired Pointer
OriginGermany
Other Names
What other names does the German Roughhaired Pointer have? The dog breed also known as...
German Wirehaired Pointer, Deutsch Drahthaar, Deutscher Drahthaariger, Vorstehhund, Drahthaar, German Wire-haired Pointing Dog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is German Roughhaired Pointer recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is German Roughhaired Pointer recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Price
How much does the German Roughhaired Pointer puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? German Roughhaired Pointer price:
$600-$800
If you choose to purchase the German Roughhaired Pointer, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a German Roughhaired Pointer for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the German Roughhaired Pointer gets to a happy place.

German Roughhaired Pointer General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? German Roughhaired Pointer size:
LargeMedium
Weight
How much does the German Roughhaired Pointer weigh? German Roughhaired Pointer weight:
60-70 pounds (27-32 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the German Roughhaired Pointer? German Roughhaired Pointer average weight:
65 pounds (29.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the German Roughhaired Pointer? German Roughhaired Pointer height:
Male: 24-26 inches (60-67 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (56-62 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? German Roughhaired Pointer average height:
Male: 25 inches (63.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (59 cm)

German Roughhaired Pointer Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the German Roughhaired Pointer have? What does this canine coat look like?
ShinyRough
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper German Roughhaired Pointer's coat?
LiverLiver and WhiteSolid Liver
Grooming
How to groom the German Roughhaired Pointer and how often?
Average: The German Roughhaired Pointer requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your German Roughhaired Pointer, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do German Roughhaired Pointer dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the German Wirehaired Pointer? German Roughhaired Pointer shedding level:
German Roughhaired Pointers shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

German Roughhaired Pointer Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the German Roughhaired Pointer have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AffectionateFriendlyIntelligentFamiliarGentleKindActive
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the German Roughhaired Pointer? Are they intelligent?
Average: German Roughhaired Pointer's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are German Roughhaired Pointer dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
German Roughhaired Pointers are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
German Roughhaired Pointers, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? German Roughhaired Pointer sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. German Roughhaired Pointers don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
German Roughhaired Pointers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the German Wirehaired Pointer need? German Roughhaired Pointer social needs:
German Roughhaired Pointers are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do German Roughhaired Pointer dogs bark a lot? Why does my Deutsch Drahthaar bark?
Low to Average: The German Roughhaired Pointer rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is German Roughhaired Pointer good as a watchdog?
German Roughhaired Pointers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do German Roughhaired Pointer dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
German Roughhaired Pointers are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do German Roughhaired Pointer bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the German Wirehaired Pointer? What are the odds of getting bitten by a German Roughhaired Pointer? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The German Roughhaired Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the German Roughhaired Pointer do?
German Roughhaired Pointers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but German Roughhaired Pointers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the German Roughhaired Pointer to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does German Roughhaired Pointer roam?
German Roughhaired Pointers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does German Roughhaired Pointer have high prey drive?
German Roughhaired Pointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that German Roughhaired Pointer dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is German Roughhaired Pointer good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
German Roughhaired Pointers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
German Roughhaired Pointers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
German Roughhaired Pointers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where German Roughhaired Pointer dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

German Roughhaired Pointer Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
German Roughhaired Pointers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are German Roughhaired Pointer dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? German Roughhaired Pointer and children:
German Roughhaired Pointers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do German Roughhaired Pointer dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
German Roughhaired Pointers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is German Roughhaired Pointer good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do German Roughhaired Pointer dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
German Roughhaired Pointers are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the German Roughhaired Pointer can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are German Roughhaired Pointers good office dogs? Do German Roughhaired Pointers make good office friendly dogs? Can German Roughhaired Pointers be office dogs?
No
German Roughhaired Pointer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do German Roughhaired Pointer dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the German Wirehaired Pointer temperament with senior people? Are German Roughhaired Pointer dogs good for elderly owners?
German Roughhaired Pointers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do German Roughhaired Pointer dogs get along with other pets? Are German Roughhaired Pointer dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
German Roughhaired Pointers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is German Roughhaired Pointer breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
German Roughhaired Pointers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can German Roughhaired Pointer be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). German Roughhaired Pointer is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can German Roughhaired Pointer be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. German Roughhaired Pointer is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can German Roughhaired Pointer be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. German Roughhaired Pointer is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can German Roughhaired Pointer be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The German Roughhaired Pointer is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can German Roughhaired Pointer be a boat dog?
Not really
German Roughhaired Pointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can German Roughhaired Pointer be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. German Roughhaired Pointer is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

German Roughhaired Pointer Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do German Roughhaired Pointer dogs have health problems?
German Roughhaired Pointers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy
How long do German Roughhaired Pointer dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a German Roughhaired Pointer be?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the German Roughhaired Pointer breed hypoallergenic?
No
German Roughhaired Pointers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the German Roughhaired Pointer have?
German Roughhaired Pointers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do German Roughhaired Pointer dogs require per day?
German Roughhaired Pointers need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
German Roughhaired Pointers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the German Roughhaired Pointer need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? German Roughhaired Pointer risk for obesity:
Average. The German Roughhaired Pointer has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the German Roughhaired Pointer's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The German Roughhaired Pointer has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the German Roughhaired Pointer drool?
The German Roughhaired Pointer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the German Roughhaired Pointer could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the German Roughhaired Pointer. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

German Roughhaired Pointer Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female German Roughhaired Pointer: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the German Roughhaired Pointer have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the German Roughhaired Pointer have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-10 puppies

German Roughhaired Pointer Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Drooling tendency: The German Roughhaired Pointer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
  • Adaptability: German Roughhaired Pointers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: German Roughhaired Pointers are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: German Roughhaired Pointers are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: German Roughhaired Pointers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Health Issues: German Roughhaired Pointers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: German Roughhaired Pointers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: German Roughhaired Pointers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
  • Mouthiness: German Roughhaired Pointers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: German Roughhaired Pointers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: German Roughhaired Pointers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: German Roughhaired Pointer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: German Roughhaired Pointers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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