Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer

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Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer History

The Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer is a pointing and flushing gundog developed in central Europe. The Slovak Wirehaired Pointer is of medium size and is exceptionally graceful in motion. Its coat is wiry, close, soft and very dense. The lower jaw is well developed and is longer than the upper jaw. The coat is wirey, short, straight, dense, and may be slightly wavy. The Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer is a medium-sized, elegant, free-movement pointer. It is alert, intelligent and affectionate, with a lively, willing temperament. They are excellent hunters and trackers, with a keen nose. They possess natural pointing instincts and are remarkably versatile. They are good with other dogs and pets if properly socialized.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

Czech Republic

Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer Physical Characteristics

The Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer is a medium, large-sized breed that typically stands between 22 and 25 inches long at the withers and weighs between 65 and 80 pounds. They do not have a thick undercoat. They have a slender, athletic body and a straight, hard, fine, wire-like outer coat. They should have a white undercoat with dark trim. The eyebrows, throat, and underside of the tail are dark. They have a rectangular head with a wide, deep muzzle. They have a dark, almond-shaped eye that is set low and wide apart. The ears are pointed, erect, and triangular in shape. They have a high-set, long, muscular neck. Their legs should be straight and well-proportioned. The long tail is carried in a sickle shape when the dog is relaxed.

Eye Colors

Blue, Amber

Nose Colors


Coat Colors


Height Range

Male Height Range: 24 – 27 inches

Female Height Range: 22 – 25 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 55 – 76 lbs

Female Weight Range: 55 – 70 lbs

Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer Health

Description of breed health.


9-15 yrs

Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia, Allergies, Atopic Dermatitis, Eye Infections

Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer Temperament and Behaviour

The Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer is an energetic, fast and agile hunting dog. They are courageous, keen and fearless, and are usually aggressive towards other dogs. They are attentive and naturally protective of their owners. They are loving and devoted to their families, but may be distrustful of strangers.

Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer Activity Requirements

Slovak Wirehaired Pointers are a high-energy hunting dog that was developed in the Slovakian mountains. They are a very intelligent and loyal breed that can participate in a number of canine sports. Like most hunting breeds, the Slovak Wirehaired Pointer loves to get out and explore the world. They are happiest when they get to spend lots of time outdoors, either running free or hiking or hunting with their human companions. If you are looking for a physically active dog, the Slovak Wirehaired Pointer could be a great choice. They will need lots of exercise and room to run, but they will be a devoted, loving companion.

Miles Per Day

16 miles

Activity Per Day

80 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Recognized by the American Kennel Club

Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer is part of the Foundation Stock Service group.

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The Kennel Club

Recognized by The Kennel Club

Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer is part of the Gundog group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Recognized by the Australian National Kennel Council

Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer is part of the Gundog group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer is part of the Unclassified group.

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