There are certain things you may want to consider when choosing a breeder to purchase from:
*Health testing which means OFA and not just a health check by a Veterinarian. To see the recommended OFA health tests for GWPs click the button below.
*What are the breeder's expectations of you as an owner. Must the puppy/dog be in the house? Is a hunting home required? Will they want you to test your dog in certain areas? etc.
*Will the breeder assume responsibility of the puppy or dog if an issue arises? Do they offer any guarantees on the puppy or dog?
*What are their breeding practices? Is what they are producing meeting the GWP standard?
*Are they involved with organizations? Are they out testing and/or competing with their breeding stock?
Have questions for them as they should also have questions for you.
What is a German Wirehaired Pointer about?
Before jumping into owning one, have you investigated exactly what you are getting into? Any trained dog looks easy to own but they aren't born that way.
So you've discovered that you would be a good fit now learn exactly what talent the GWP possesses and what they bring to the table.
"The German Wirehaired Pointer (Deutsch- Drahthaar) was developed in Germany in the late1800’s by a group of sportsman looking to produce a breed that could do it all. At that time, there were many groups trying to develop a “supreme” huntingdog and many of our foundation breeds almost fit that bill. However, they were still looking for more!" ~ Bernee Brawn
The goal of breeding should always be to better the breed. Learn the areas that a breeding GWP should be tested for as not to pass on any genetic issues and produce a healthy pup!
What exactly should a GWP look and act like?