The Deutsch-Drahthaar was created in Germany in the late 19th century as a premier versatile hunter. The coat is wiry, tightly fit and has a thick underwool.
North American Drahthaar’s breeding is tightly held by a group of breeders. (the Verein Deutsch-Drahthaar (VDD) 1902). The American Wirehair pointer has been bred without the close monitoring of the breed’s founders. Drahthaar owners consider the German Wirehair to be a distinctly different breed from the Drahthaar.
Deutsch-Drahthaars (Drahts) are passionate, persistent, hard-working dogs and noted for endurance. Drahts maintain a strong desire to please their owner and have eager willingness/obedience.
Hunters seeking a true premier hunting breed will love the Draht.
The height varies from around 61 to 68 cm for males, and 57 to 64 cm for females.
Breeders can be located by state on the organization’s web site.