Original Name : Deutsch Stichelhaar
Type : Braccoid
Male size : 23½-27½ inches
Female size : 22¾-26¾ inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Germany
Hair is unsurprisingly a distinctive breed characteristic of Deutsch Stichelhaars, which sport a moderate beard on the face and eyebrows that are bushy and strong, giving these powerful dogs a rather fierce appearance. All told, though, Deutsch Stichelhaars are well balanced, calm animals. Hardy and brave, they are always in control, displaying neither shyness nor aggression.
In proportion to the body and in accordance with sex.
Straight topline, sloping slightly toward the rear, well defined withers, straight, strong, very muscular, solid back, muscular loins, croup not too short and sloping slightly, well descended ribcage.
Brown with or without white patches on the chest, brown roan with or without brown patches, light roan with or without brown patches.
Medium-sized, not too broad at the base, rounded tips.
Medium length, straight or at the most slightly curved upward.
Stiff, harsh and bristly on the body, lying loose, hairs in a given part of the body growing in the same direction to about 1½ inches.
Deutsch Stichelhaars are the oldest wirehaired pointers of them all. In 1888, Hans von Kadisch proved conclusively that the breed was descended from the wirehaired variety of old German Partridge Dogs, rather than German Shorthaired Pointers. The breed club was formed in Germany in 1892.
Despite being the oldest of the German pointers, Deutsch Stichelhaars are rare, much rarer than the other wirehaired breeds from Germany, German Wirehaired Pointers and Pudelpointers.