German Wirehaired Pointer
Norfolk Dog Photographer Jim got the pleasure of meeting Duchess & Chaos, an incredibly alert and crazy German Wirehaired Pointer
Before photographing any breed for the first time, I like to take some time out to learn a little more about the breed so I am prepared for the Dog Photoshoot. This blog is all about what I learnt with some pictures from the photo session with Duchess & Chaos at our Swaffham Studio, Norfolk
Interesting facts about German Wirehaired Pointers.
In 1880 Baron Sigismund von Zedlitz und Neukirch, a leading breeder in Germany, finally bred the perfect hunting dog using native German breeds which included, the Deutscher Stichelhaar, Deutscher Kurzhaar and the Pudelpointer, as well as a few Griffon type dogs too.
Bred to hunt in more challenging environments and for working closely with either one person or a small party of persons hunting on foot in varied terrain; from the mountainous regions of the Alps to dense forests, to more open areas with farms and small towns.
It wasn’t until the 1970’s that the Kennel Club first recognised the German Wirehaired Pointer, as a breed. Today their numbers remain quite low in the UK.
German Wirehaired Pointer Appearance
With a distinctive wiry coat and charming facial hair, this large athletic dog can often be confused with the Italian Spinone.
Their coat protects them when working in heavy cover or in water.
With low grooming maintenance, they are easy to look after, however, their moustaches and beards should be kept clean especially after eating.
The Kennel Club accepts the following breed colours:
- Black & White
- Black & White Ticked
- Liver & White
- Liver & White Ticked
- Liver Ticked
German Wirehaired Nature
An affectionate, lively, very determined ‘dawg,’ that is eager to learn and very loyal to its owner.
They are friendly with those they know, and at their happiest when they are part of a family and can spend time with people but be warned, they may have a nibble on small children.
They require a lot of exercise and should not be allowed to become bored, otherwise, they may try and roam to entertain themselves especially if they pick up a scent.
An all-round hunting dog that can hunt any type of game on any terrain
Looking to get your German Wirehaired Pointer Photographed in Norfolk?
Ooh how we loved that amazing face of Chaos, just soooooooo cute. If you have a German Wirehaired Pointer that you would like photographed then why not contact us today and let’s chat about how JBS Dog Photography can create some memorable images for you to adore forever.