Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer
Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer is a working dog breed developed in the 1950s by crossing Weimaraner, German Wirehaired Pointer, and Český Fousek. Breeders wanted to create an ultimate gundog that could track prey, point, and retrieve both in water and on land.
Today these dogs are mostly used for hunting purposes in their native land – Slovakia. Slovakian Wirehaired Pointers are eager to please, and that makes training easy. They are very affectionate dogs that will get along with kids. They are best suited for active families who love to spend their time outside.
22.5-26-5 in (57-67 cm)
50-65 lb (22.5-30 kg)
Dog Breed Characteristics
Slovakian Wirehaired Pointers have a short undercoat and a harsh, straight and log top coat. Their basic color is brown shaded sable with various lighter and darker shadings. They require weekly brushing to keep the hair under control.
Occasional baths are only required if your dog rolls into something smelly or dirty. Since they have droopy ears you should regularly check them – they are prone to developing ear infections if you notice that their ears and red, or have a bad odor that might be a sign that your dog has an ear infection.
Slovakian Wirehaired Pointers are highly active and you must be prepared that you will have to spend a lot of time outside if you want your dog to be happy. These dogs will enjoy various fun activities including chasing, hide and seek, returning the ball, etc.
If you meet their needs you can be sure that your dog will be well-behaved in the house and you don't have to worry that he will develop behavior problems.
To ensure that you end up with the best possible dog, early socialization is a must. Start socializing your Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer as soon as you bring him home. With proper socialization, you will ensure that your dog doesn't become shy or aggressive.
Expose your Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer to many different dogs, people, sights, and sounds and that will teach him how to properly react in many different situations.
Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer and kids
They are best suited for older kids who know how to properly play and interact with the dog. If they are properly introduced from an early age, your dog and kids will get along, and the kids will have an excellent playing partner.
However, you should never leave Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer alone while they are playing with kids so you can be sure that any unwanted behavior wouldn’t emerge.
Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer and other animals
Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer gets along with other dogs and enjoys their company. With proper socialization, you don't have to worry that your dog will become aggressive or wouldn't get along with other dogs
Slovakian Wirehaired Pointers are generally healthy dogs, but like most of the dog breeds in the world, they can suffer from some health problems. Those problems include:
- Dental problems
- Skin problems
If you want to get a puppy with the best possible health, you should never buy him from an irresponsible dog breeder. Official and responsible dog breeders regularly check their breeding dogs, and they will not breed dogs if there is a possibility that the puppies will end up with inherited diseases.
Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer breeders
Slovakian Wirehaired Pointers are not so popular dogs around the world, so you must be prepared that you will have to wait for your puppy if you decide that this is the best dog for you.
While searching for breeders, always find the good ones, and if you do so, you don’t have to worry that your dog will end up with inherited diseases. While talking to breeders, always ask them to show you the health certificates of their dogs.
Since this is an active dog, you will have to provide them with a lot of activities. If you are not a very active person, we advise you to search for different less active dog breeds. That way, you won’t end up with a dog who will be unhappy because his physical needs are not met.
World Dog Finder team