Deutsch Drahthaar breed

Deutsch Drahthaar breed

DD Characteristics

The DD is a medium to large dog of noble bearing. Male sizes range from 60 to 80 pounds and 25 to 27 inches tall. In females, range from 22 to 24 inches tall and weight between 45 to 60 pounds.

The coat should be hard and dense with the color ranging from dark to medium brown ticked, solid brown, or black and white ticked, easy to care for, with a length of 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches long. The Deutsch Drahthaar translation from German to English means German wirehair.

Most Deutsch Drahthaars have a distinctive beard and eyebrows, while others show their short hair or Griffon ancestries, which at times produce dogs with everything from no facial furnishings to dogs with an almost shaggy appearance.

Versatil, the ultimate, a 4x4 hunting dogs this defines the Deutsch Drahthaar breed. Due to the DD hunts all kind of fur, feather and blood track, all with one dog. The versatility of the breed and their ability to adap to filed, water and all weathers, besides the DD never gets tired.

The Deutsch Drahthaar is the perfect dog for the foot hunter, due to its mentally and physically tough, but also its the perfect dog for the family and property due to its loyalty, calm behaivor and mood.

History of the DD

The Deutsch-Drahthaar is a wire-haired Pointer, the breeding origin of which is based on the ideas of "Hegewald" (Sigismund Freiherr von Zedlitz und Neukirch) and dates back to the end of the 19th century (Griffon Korthals).

Since the turn of the century the breed has been selectively bred with the specific aim of obtaining an assertive and working-efficient wire-haired German gundog. Following the principle "efficiency should define the type", and by consequent consideration of the breeder's discretion to obtain from the best stock of the wire-haired types (Pudelpointer, Griffon Korthals, Deutsch-Stichelhaar) and by adding Deutsch-Kurzhaar, in a short period of time a working gundog was created which excels, due to his versatility and his practical weather-resistant coat.

Within a few decades, due to these qualities, the Deutsch-Drahthaar turned out to be the most preferred and reliable amongst the large working gundogs in Germany and in many countries of the world.


Germany (This breed was established in Germany almost 100 years ago)