The German wirehaired pointer was developed in Germany at the end of the 19th century. This is a rough-coated, all-purpose dog that can find both fur and feather, work in rugged terrain, retrieve on land and in water and blood track wounded game. At home, the same dog is a devoted companion and the protector of home and hearth. They are very people-oriented and thrive on attention and direction from their families. Despite their strong-willed temperaments, they are cooperative in the field, enthusiastic participants in other performance events, and loyal friends.