German wirehaired pointer

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German wirehaired pointer,

breed of large sporting dogsporting dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs bred for pointing, flushing, and retrieving game. These dogs hunt by air scent—as opposed to most hounds, which are ground scenters—and their quarry is primarily game birds.
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 developed in Germany in the mid-19th cent. It stands about 24 in. (61 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs about 60 lb (27 kg). Its harsh, wiry outercoat is flat-lying and approximately 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) long. The woolly undercoat is very dense in winter but thins out in the warmer months. Its color is usually liver and white or liver with white spotting or ticking, while the head and ears are brown. The tail is docked. The German wirehaired pointer is bred as an all-purpose retrieving pointer; its tough double coat allows it to hunt in the roughest underbrush and to withstand the iciest water. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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it was recognized by the American Kennel Club as the German wirehaired pointer, but there are quite a few Drahthaar fanciers who remain closely aligned with the breed's parent club in Germany and prefer to identify their dogs by the original name to distinguish them from the more "Americanized" version.
With a trailer in tow and Elway, Luke's German wirehaired pointer, seated next to him in the pickup cab, we were off to the first field of the hunt.
Edsel, my 1-year-old German wirehaired pointer, was practicing water retrieves when this picture was taken.

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