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Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer

Information and Pictures

Front view - A wiry grey Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer dog sitting in dirt looking forward with its mouth open and tongue out. It has ears that hang down to the sides and silver eyes.

Naughty Boris Van't Weimeland "Boris" the Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer at 2 years old—"Boris is a working gundog, he is also shown by me, but is just as happy being at home having a cuddle."

Other Names
  • Slovakian Rough-haired
  • Slovensky Hrubosrsty Stavac
  • Ohar
Description

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Temperament

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Height, weight

Height: 22.5 - 27 inches (57 - 68 cm)
Weight: 55 - 77 pounds (25 - 35 kg)

Health Problems

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Living Conditions

These dogs are not recommended for apartment life unless you plan on taking them out daily for a jog or run alongside a bike. They are moderately active indoors and do best with acreage.

Exercise

The Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer is extremely energetic and tireless. It is very important that it gets daily vigorous exercise to prevent extreme indoor restlessness. This breed is more than a match for even the most active family and should not be taken on as a family pet unless it can be guaranteed plenty of vigorous exercise. It needs to be taken on a daily, brisk, long walk, jog or run alongside you when you bicycle. These dogs are excellent jogging companions and love to swim and retrieve. While out on the walk the dog must be made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as instinct tells a dog the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human. Teach them to enter and exit door and gateways after the humans.

Litter Size

About 3 to 6 puppies

Life Expectancy

About 9-15 years.

Grooming

It is easy to keep the Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer in peak condition. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe with mild soap only when necessary. The nails should be kept trimmed. These dogs are average shedders.

Group

Gundog

Recognition
  • AKC = American Kennel Club
  • FCI = Fédération Cynologique Internationale
A tall, wiry looking, grey Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer dog standing in patchy grass with a bush behind it. It has long ears that hang down to the sides and a gray nose.

Bo the Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer at 10 months old

Side view - A wiry grey Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer dog in a field pointing to the right. The dog has longer wiry looking hair on its chin and face. One of its ears is flipped inside out. One front paw is up in the air and its tail is being carried low.

Naughty Boris Van't Weimeland "Boris" the Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer at 2 years old

Close up front view head shot - A large breed wet, wiry looking dog with long drop ears. It has longer hair down its stop to is snout and a beared and on its chest and shorter hair on its soft looking ears. It has light golden silver eyes.

Naughty Boris Van't Weimeland "Boris" the Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer at 2 years old

Front side view - A large breed gray and brown patterned dog walking in a field of tall grass with a plush toy in its mouth. It has a medium langth coat with shorter hair on its ears. The dog's tail is up in the air.

Naughty Boris Van't Weimeland "Boris" the Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer at 2 years old

Front side view - A wiry grey Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer dog standing in grass looking forward with its mouth open and tongue out. It has ears that hang down to the sides and a long tail that it is carrying low.

Naughty Boris Van't Weimeland "Boris" the Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer at 15 months old and almost fully matured.

Close up front side view - A gray merle Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer dog laying in grass looking happy with its mouth open and tongue showing. There is a wooden building behind it. It has longer hair down its stop and on its snout and a brown nose.

Naughty Boris Van't Weimeland "Boris" the Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer at 9 months old—"Boris is a 9 month old Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer, he has started his gundog training and also qualified to show at Crufts 2016."

A golden brown-eyed, merle Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer puppy sitting on a tiled floor and against a wooden door. It has large ears that hang down to the sides and longer wiry hair on its snout.

Boris the Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer as a puppy at 10 weeks old—"Boris is the new addition to our family. He has the rarer roan coloured coat. He will be shown by me and worked by my husband when he's older."

Side view - A golden brown-eyed, shorthaired, merle Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer puppy walking across a brown carpet moving to the right. The pup has longer wiry looking hair on its snout and long soft drop ears.

Boris the roan Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer as a puppy at 10 weeks old

The left side of a golden brown-eyed, merle Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer dog laying in grass looking forward. It has a short coat with longer wiry looking fur on its snout and a long tail.

Boris the roan Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer as a puppy at 10 weeks old

A golden-eyed, merle Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer dog sitting looking to the left with long soft drop ears. There is wooden ramp to the right of it.

Boris the roan Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer as a puppy at 10 weeks old

Front side view - A tall, wiry looking grey with white Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer dog standing on a blacktop surface looking to the left panting. The dog looks happy. It has longer wiry looking hair down its stop, on its muzzle and down its chest.

Luger the Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer at 2 years old—"Luger is a working gundog and has also qualified for Crufts."

Front side view - A brown with white Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer dog sitting in grass and it is looking to the right. Its mouth is open and tongue is sticking out. The dog has a wet chin and wiry looking hair down its stop and neck.

Luger the Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer at 2 years old

A wet gray with white Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer dog standing in sand at a beach and there is a body of water behind it. There are two sailboats in the water behind it. The dog has a docked tail.

Luger the Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer at 2 years old

The right side of a Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer that is walking across a concrete surface. Its mouth is open and its head is level with its body.

Luger the Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer at 2 years old

Close up head shot - A brown with white Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer dog standing in grass and it is looking up. It has light golden eyes.

Luger the Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer at 2 years old