ALL ABOUT GERMAN WIREHAIRED POINTERS
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ALL ABOUT GERMAN WIREHAIRED POINTERS

October 23, 2019


– [Narrator] Dogumentary TV, producing the best breed
documentaries on YouTube. (dog barks) (upbeat music) – A German Wirehair Pointer is a great, versatile hunting dog. It’s one of the best
upland game dogs there is. It can be a close-ranging
dog or a far-ranging dog depending on your circumstances and needs. It also makes a great water
dog, it has a double coat, so it can stand more extreme temperatures than a lot of the pointing breeds. I’m Cathie Magoon, I’ve been breeding German
Wirehair Pointers for 20 years under the name of Cynister Wires. The German Wirehair is
originally part Pudelpointer, and German Shorthair, and some Wirehair Pointing Griffons. They were originally introduced
in the United States in 1953 and became recognized in AKC in 1959. So, they are still noted as a rare breed. There are not that many of
them around, but, again, they’re getting more all the time. Drahthaar and a German
Wirehair Pointer are, DNA-wise, the same dog. They’re genetically the same. The philosophy on training and breeding are totally different
between the two dogs. The Drahthaar, they have
to pass individual tests in breeding and performance
before they’re certified so they can be bred. In United States, the
German Wirehair Pointer is bred according to the
standards of the parent club and the ethics of the breeder. The standard for the German
Wirehair Pointer female is 22 to 24 inches, around 50
to 60 pounds, on the average, with a one and a half
to two inch-long coat, solid liver head, maybe you have a blaze, with solid liver ears, and a combination of patterns or ticking. They come in liver and
white, white and liver, and solid liver. The male German Wirehair Pointer is anywhere from 24 to 26 inches, anywhere from 60 to 70 pounds, average, with the same body coloring. You want a broad head,
not too big of a stop, nice tail set off the back. You want a good strong front, good front assembly, so
the dog can run good. If the dog is too short-backed and doesn’t use his front efficiently, it is not a very efficient runner. You want a moderate amount of angle, again, that is a personal preference. You don’t want a dog that
is too straight in the rear, nor do you want too over-angulated because it’ll click its
front feet when it runs with its rear feet, or run sideways, and that is most important
in the show ring. In the field, not so much. With the German Wirehair,
you want a good quality coat. The Wire’s coat is double-coated, it has outer guard hairs, with an inner down
coating, for insulation, that’s what makes ’em good
in the snow, for hunting, and also, for water. The German Shorthairs do
not have that kind of a coat and they’ll get colder easier. German Wirehair is webbed-footed, making it a very efficient swimmer. You want a dog that
doesn’t fight in the water, but can use its strength
to be able to propel itself in there, and also to break ice. (upbeat music) In Germany, the Wirehair is used as a fur and feather type of a dog. They hunt everything,
from anything that flies, to anything that runs, squirrels, rabbits, fox,
whatever they want it to. German Wirehairs are very versatile, you know, a lot of people
just want to do duck, some people will hunt deer, I’ve got dogs I’ve sold
that are doing tracking, search and rescue, bomb
dogs, narcotics dogs. They have a good nose. They can stand the
temperatures and the training. If a person is just going
to hunt with their dog, as a personal hunting dog, they don’t want anything that
they have to use a horse for, ’cause most people just don’t have a horse and they won’t be able
to find their birds. So, the dogs traditionally
run out into the brush, flush whatever’s out there, it takes to wing, the hunter shoots it, the dog goes and gets
it and brings it back, all without munching it to death, and it will give it to the hunter. In a field trial, they’re
much more trained. They go out, they find their bird, they point it, they hold that point, that bird is then flushed, takes to wing, the hunter shoots it, the dog is released on a verbal command, goes and retrieves that bird, they have to mark where it goes down and bring it back to hand. You do not want your
German Wirehair Pointer to kill all of your birds, or crush them, because you can’t eat what they squash. So, they really frown on it. We prefer, obviously, a soft-mouth dog. German Wirehairs make a good pet, they’re very versatile in their behaviors and the things that you can do with them. Hunting, they are companions
for backpacking, dog beach, any number of things
that a family would do. We picked the dog because
it would play ball, it had a good temperament, had a decent coat that
we didn’t have to groom, that we could take everywhere. All dogs have a potential
of being good pets, it’s the owners that make them that way. You also have to have
good foundation stock. A lot of time and effort
is put into our Wires to make sure that they’re friendly, get along with people,
and are not aggressive. We treat them as family members. They are born in my house and stay in there until they’re
old enough to go outside with their first shots. German Wirehairs can have hip dysplasia, that is the number one thing, all of the breeders would test for that. Any large dog can get hip dysplasia. We always test and x-ray
at two years of age to make sure that we can
do the very best we can. As far as other things, they can have seizures, be diabetic, you know, but
not really much in this breed. I very seldom have to
take my dogs to the vet. With the proper shots,
and nutrition, and care, they are very, pretty much,
a good, healthy breed. I haven’t had much trouble in over the 20 years I’ve been doing this. (upbeat music) The first dog that you saw is a male, he’s 18 months old, he’s a champion, his name is Champion Idawire’s Vacation. He has not been trained for the field yet, he is too young to be broke. He will be broke at two years of age. He is very good, he places
as Select at the Nationals. The second dog you saw
is a five month old puppy named Cynister’s Murdock. Both of Murdock’s parents
are champions in the show and one is in the field, both. So one is a dual champion and
one is just a show champion, working on his Master Hunter. We have great expectations for Murdock. He has great structure,
good texture in his coat, a nice, dark pigment, and good eye color. He has shown great promise in the field and we can’t wait to see him run. The third dog you saw is a female. Her name is Idawire
Cynister’s Along Came Polly. She is 11 months old and this
was her second field trial. She received a third place today. She has great drive in
the field, a strong nose, beautiful, stylish point, and we can’t wait to see her
as she progresses and matures. Anybody that would like to
own a German Wirehair Pointer should have a backyard. If they don’t have a backyard, or they can be raised in a condo, you must take them for walks daily. A dog that is bored will
destroy some things. They like to go to the dog park, but they have to have exercise. So please, think seriously
before you consider a German Wirehair Pointer for your home. Cynister Wires is a family affair. Without my kids and grandchildren, I would not be able to
continue doing what I so love. With my friends helping me, we show and do field trials, hunt tests, and generally
have a good time. The dogs, for me, is more than a hobby. They’re family. Wires, for us, are the glue
that binds us together. We love our dogs and can’t
imagine not having them. For me, I would be devastated
to not be able to continue. This is a legacy that my
husband and I started together, and even though he’s no longer here, every time we do something, we remember the way
Dad would have done it. (upbeat music)

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  1. We maybe don't know how to win World Wars. But we sure know how to breed a lot of the best Dog breeds around.

  2. Wonderful! She even mentioned the Drahthaar for two seconds and that Germans use their dogs for hunting furred game and do different sorts of testing. Really enjoyed this Zeke. Thanks!

    Requesting an Airedale video for my senior mom. And also we would both love a Chesapeake Bay Retriever video; preferably with people who actually hunt them.

    Thank you very much!

  3. guys I just added english subtitles for review. Lets hope its ok, and please feel free to edit what Ive got wrong. 🙂

  4. This is a partcularly nice piece. Great editing. Nice camera work. What i like best is the music. Very emotional breeder too. Great stuff.

  5. Great video but for the awesome content you put out, you should do a separate video on the Drahthaar. They are superior by far. I groom several, including the top Drahthaar in the world and there is nothing like them. Higher standards than the GWH means a better dog truer to its purpose.

  6. My family and I are friends with the breeder shown here, we help them with their dog shows quite frequently. We have gotten 3 amazing dogs from them. I don't think we are ever going to get another breed. Very beautiful and smart dogs, great with kids and extremely friendly to anyone they meet. I routinely take my dogs to the beach or hiking and they love it. Whether I'm sitting around my house doing nothing or taking a hike, I know they're by my side through it all. Honestly, the best breed of dog I have ever encountered. If you're on the fence about getting a wirehair, do it. Cathy will take care of you, she's an extremely kind and knowledgeable lady. She clearly does this out of love for the dogs, and it's not hard to see why.
    Much love Cathy,
    Chris

  7. Great work! Your videos are beautiful and informative. Could you do videos on Finnish Lapphunds, Norwegian Elkhounds, Pharoah hounds, and Lagotto Romagnolos?

  8. Best video yet, great breed, plus love how thorough the breeder was at the end presenting her dogs! Keep up the good work Zeke!!

  9. Great breed, love my GWP! Exercise is key, I live in the middle of a city, my wirehair and I start our day (except in our brutal winter season) with a 10 km run while I pedal for all I'm worth. Appreciate the video, always a pleasure to listen to an experienced successful breeder, keep up the great work and dedication!

  10. I feel quite lucky now, as I was considering asking for a dogumentary on this breed, since this is the only source that seems to give honest information about dog breeds. Does anyone know which sheds more, Wirehaired or smooth haired German Pointer?

  11. Awesome Video! It would be awesome to see a video on the Deutsche Drahthaar to see the differences between the two of them!

  12. Great video, very professional. Loved the slo-mo shots of the horses! I love dogs but I'm truly a horse person by heart 😀

  13. I am getting a dog and I don't know which one to get. I'm thinking about a German wirehaired pointer or a German shorthaired pointer. I can't choose I need help

  14. What about BLACK??? My GWP is, oh wait AKC doesn't recognize black in GSP or GWP. I've seen hundreds of GWPs and some of the ones in this video are unlike many wirehairs I've ever seen. Its amazing what the difference of dogs you get between different dog registry areas. I'd take a NAVHDA bred dog personally.

  15. I thoroughly enjoyed this dogumentary. Question: It appeared that not all of the dogs were wirehaired pointers in the background shots. Am I correct?

  16. I love my GWP !! He seriously is so well mannered and easily trainable. He typically matches his temprement with mine and its my side by side companion 24/7. I need to find a good breeder in my area!

  17. Could you do a full one on the Drahthaar? Maybe contact the VDD Group USA? Would love to see a full one on the Draht to see the full differences. Thanks for the awesome work 😀

  18. @8:53. "he is too young to be broke". ??????? something to do with training I assume. but what exactly is she talking about?

  19. Wow, the California City / German bird dog series – love it – watched (actually played) both commercials lol – small price to pay for this awesome content.

  20. I have a new breed of wired hair. My dog is half wired haired Vizsla and half wire haired German Pointer both parents are pedigree dogs.

  21. Very hearty and durable indeed…been to vet once when puppy, and anually for rabies distemper..no other needs..eats anything, freindly, great companion, easy train, soft mouth sheds like crazy.

  22. We have a lab cross with the site being a drahthaar- best dog I’ve ever had. For hunting and for family. We want a gwp or drahthaar for her successor.

  23. I have one and they are the cutest dogs ever and we take it out to go hunting for deer and when he gets on one there’s no letting off

  24. Thanks for sharing. I'm from Melbourne, Australia and this breed is the most popular breed for hunting sambar deer in the Victorian high country. They are also used on ducks and quail.

  25. I love this episode! I can literally watch it 100 times! The GWHP is the ultimate dog in my opinion. Here in Bulgaria, in eastern Europe, we use them even for large game drive like red stag and the dangerous wild boar. They are sturdy, brave and loyal. Also when I saw Murdoc my eyes melted as I lost my 4 mounts old puppy who looked exactly like him from parovirosis last year just days before I had planed to take him to the vet for second vaccine. Best of luck to your dogs though because they are lovely!

  26. I just picked up 8 week old griffon and I'm amazed already how great they are
    I only have him for a week now

  27. I have 3 of them , out shooting today in Northern England but they didn't like the heat , can't imagine them in the desert .

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