German roughhaired pointing dog (Dog standard)
The stichelhaar, meaning broken hair, carries a very harsh, short, but flat-lying coat.
FCI-Standard N° 232 / 22. 03. 2002
GERMAN ROUGHHAIRED POINTING DOG (Deutsch Stichelhaar)
OTHER NAMES : Deutscher Stichelhaariger Vorstehhund, German Brokencoated Pointer.
ORIGIN : Germany.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 29.11.2001.
UTILIZATION: According to his purpose of a versatile working gundog the German Roughhaired Pointer must possess all the dispositions asked for the breed. He must be usable for all the work in the field, in the woods and in water before and after the shot.
Group 7 Pointing Dogs.
Section 1.1 Continental Pointing Dogs.
With working trial.
WEIGHT: 44 pounds.
HEIGHT: 22-26 inches.
COAT: Medium short, hard and bristly, but lying close to the body; only a moderate amount of mustache, eyebrows, and feathering of belly, chest, legs and tail.
COLOR: Brown and white, in a roan or spotted pattern.
The history of the Wirehair in Germany is quite recent. An interest in gun dogs with bristly coats always existed, and several types were in evidence by the late 1800s. At first, the Wirehair Club in Germany fostered all hunting dogs with a wire coat, but the wide variation in types soon saw separate organizations for the Pudelpointer, the Griffon, the Stichelhaar, and the German Wirehaired Pointer. They may all have come from the same stock, as these breeds developed concurrently. From this time on, each breed became individualized.
The Stichelhaar, meaning broken hair, carries a very harsh, short, but flat-lying coat. Except for his beard and brow, the wire jacket is not noticeable until it is touched. His similarity to the German Wirehaired Pointer in both appearance and hunting style blurred the lines between the two breeds. Most dogs that were once of Stichelhaar breeding are now under the label of Draht-haar. The FCI and the German authorities do still recognize the Stichelhaar. Currently, the breed is quite scarce, with only 10 to 15 registrations per year.
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