German Wirehaired Pointer Breed Maintenance
The German Wirehaired Pointer’s coat is easy to care for but it does have a few special needs to maintain a healthy, wiry double coat. The coat must be stripped or plucked. The dead hair can either be plucked by hand or by using a stripping knife. Stripping the coat can be a very time consuming task. He will generally need to be stripped twice per year. He will rarely need a bath unless he has come in contact with something smelly. Any dirt, debris or mud can be brushed out once he has fully dried. It is recommended to bathe a German Wirehaired Pointer twice a year, preferably after stripping him. Only use a shampoo that is made specifically for wirehaired dogs. Regular ear cleaning and nail trimming should be completed every 1 to 2 weeks; nails may not grow as often so every 2 to 3 weeks may be sufficient. Be sure to comb out his beard and mustache daily using a steel comb. This will remove any food that is stuck in there and causing odor.