German wirehaired pointer, originally from Germany, is a muscular, medium-sized dog with a distinctive appearance. Harmonious in size and solid in structure, this breed is characterized by its weather resistant, bristly coat and facial decoration. It has typical indicator dog style.
The historical origin of German wirehaired pointer
It originated in the 18th century. The early bristle indicator Hound is a hybrid of many other breeds, such as German Foxhound, German pointer hound, Bloodhound, British pointer hound, Polish water dog, German shepherd dog, Griffin, etc. Therefore, this species has both water and land hunting skills, which can make the hunter fully satisfied. It was first recognized in Germany in 1870. It was recognized by AKC in 1920. A greyheard and a Greyhound are different in their ability to take on a variety of tasks. Field work is excellent and can hunt prey in any terrain. It is an indefatigable dog. It is very important to keep outdoor activities in the city everyday.
For native German, one of these breeds is the Deutsch drahthaar, which literally means German wirehaired pointer. In order to understand the origin of this breed, we must know that there are various breeds of trained guide dogs around the world.
All of these dogs were hybridized with each other either far or near, directly or indirectly. In fact, the early German wirehaired pointer clubs initially treated all breeds of bristle pointer Terriers with uniform standards. However, they later decided that it would be better to subdivide them into four categories according to the activity characteristics of different bristles to meet their different needs.
There are four types: German wirehaired pointer, curly pointer, bristle pointer, Griffin. Most of the early bristles represented a collection of Griffins, canines, curly dogs and German short haired dogs.
In the early years of Germany, although the bristle pointer hound had become a popular sports dog, it was not until 1928 that it was allowed to enter the German Kennel Association as a breed. The dog was introduced to the United States in 1920 and the German wirehaired pointer club was founded in 1953. In 1959, the breed was used as a certificate of pedigree to allow German wirehailed pointer to enter AKC, and the name of the National Club was changed to the German wirehailed pointer Club of the United States.
The character of German wirehaired pointer
Healthy, reliable temperament, is a very emotional dog, for the family, especially children's protection is very strong. A loyal and friendly partner, eager to please you, and keen on learning. He likes to be around his master often and is willing to work for his master. They are friendly to acquaintances and sometimes avoid strangers, but they do not show unfriendliness; therefore, they must be trained in social life at an early age. Sometimes they are self willed and like to roam. Because they are powerful and energetic, they are easily provoked and difficult to control without adequate training.
The habits of German wirehaired pointer
German wirehaired pointer is a kind of carnivore. In order to ensure the normal development and healthy body of dogs, more animal protein and fat should be prepared in the food, supplemented by vegetarian ingredients. Its digestive tract is shorter than that of herbivores. The content of hydrochloric acid in the stomach is the first in domestic animals. In addition, the intestinal wall thickness has strong absorption capacity, so it is easy and suitable for digesting meat food.
When eating, not chewing, can be described as "wolfing.". If you want to feed coarse fiber vegetables, you'd better chop them up or cook them. German wirehaired needle is not well-developed in defecation center and can not defecate on the move. Therefore, it is necessary to give it a certain amount of defecation time.
German wirehaired pointer is also a habit of biting prey in the original ecology. When feeding, we should give it some bones from time to time to facilitate the use of molars.
Dogs have a unique self-defense ability, eating toxic food, can cause vomiting reaction and spit out toxic food. In the hot summer, the dog's mouth is wide open and its tongue is long, and the water in its saliva evaporates to dissipate heat. In social life, there are also "hierarchy" and master-slave relationship. The establishment of such an order can maintain the stability of the group and reduce the vicious struggle caused by the competition for food and living space.
When it lies down, it always turns around. Maybe it's for comfort. Maybe it's some instinct left over.
Breeding of German wirehaired pointer
When raising German wirehaired pointer, pay attention to its activity. The owner of this dog should take it out for a walk 2-3 times a day. Generally, he can take him out for a walk after getting up in the morning, and then take him out in the evening or afternoon. If you keep it at home for a long time, if you don't give enough activity, it will be irritable and even appear sluggish and sick. Use a brush (brown brush) or comb to brush its coat. The chest, abdomen and legs of this kind of dog have both long and dense fur, and often drag on the ground. If it is not combed regularly, it will stick dust and dirt, and even harden into a ball, which not only affects the beauty, but also is affected by the disease bacteria. In addition to combing it regularly, we should take a bath for it at intervals.
There are many different kinds of tasks for the Greyhound and the greyheard. They can take on many kinds of tasks. Field work is excellent and can hunt prey in any terrain. It is an indefatigable dog. It is very important to keep outdoor activities in the city everyday. It is not suitable for office workers and the elderly.