Wire-haired Slovakian pointer

Other names: Slovensky hrubosrsty Stavac, Wirehaired Slovak Pointing Griffon

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The Wire-haired Slovakian Pointer is a tall working dog, with a solid constitution, but without heaviness. The wire-haired Slovakian Pointer exudes a certain nobility in its forms, its gait and the high bearing of its head.



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Hair type Half-long
Origin Slovakia
Template Big
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 25 kg to 35 kg From 57 cm to 64 cm
Male From 25 kg to 35 kg From 62 cm to 68 cm
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History of the breed

The Wire-haired Slovakian Pointer   descended from the hunting dogs of the former Soviet Union. It is the result of crosses between the German Wirehaired Pointer, the Weimaraner and the Czech Bearded. The breeders who developed the breed were looking for the qualities of endurance and versatility to make them a reliable and efficient hunting dog.

The wire-haired Slovakian Pointer breed was definitively recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) on February 17, 1982, as well as by the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association. The official FCI standard in force for the Wire-haired Slovakian Pointer was published on January 6, 1995.

Photos of Wire-haired Slovakian Pointer

Photo of Gribouille, Slovak Wire-haired PointerPhoto of Banshee, Slovak Wire-haired PointerPhoto of Gringo, Slovak Wire-haired Pointer

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Physical features

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The Wire-haired Slovakian Pointer   is an obedient dog, attached to his master, intelligent and determined . His aptitudes make him an excellent pointing dog , able to work on different terrains (plain, woods, water). He must prove himself to his advantage both after the shot and in finding and reporting injured game. The Wire-haired Slovakian Pointer is also a very good companion for the whole family.

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Docile and intelligent, the wire-haired Slovakian Pointer does not pose big problems in his education. As long as this is done with a balanced mix of firmness and smoothness , it will go smoothly. It is very important to teach him to recall early, as with any hunting dog.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

the   Wire-haired Slovakian pointer   is more at ease in the countryside than in an urban setting. It can adapt to the latter if it has a large fenced garden and enjoys frequent walks. The Wire-haired Slovakian Pointer is above all a hunting dog. It is therefore mainly aimed at hunters, even if it appreciates family life.


Ease of gaining weight

the   Wire-haired Slovakian pointer   is a healthy dog. He is not affected by any genetic disease and rarely gets sick. Enduring and robust , it withstands cold and bad weather quite well thanks to its double coat.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 4 and 6 puppies.

Major concerns
Hip dysplasia
Elbow dysplasia
Minor concerns
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Suggested tests

To protect you from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets advises you to take out insurance for wire-haired Slovakian Shorthaired Pointer dogs .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 12 years old

Maximum: 14 years

The life expectancy of a wire-haired Slovakian Pointer is, on average, between 12 years and 14 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

the   Wire-haired Slovakian pointer usually experiences an annual molt during the summer season. He loses his undercoat there. Its maintenance remains simple and without major constraint , consisting of regular brushing.

It is recommended to brush the dog once or twice a week to ensure the cleanliness of its coat and skin. Brushing becomes more frequent during the moult to get rid of its dead hair. His ears should be inspected and cleaned after outings to prevent deposits of dirt and debris.

Her teeth need to be brushed regularly to eliminate tartar build-up and the proliferation of bacteria. If they do not wear out naturally, its claws need to be cut. If you are new to this, it is recommended that you seek advice from a veterinarian.

Price and budget

Purchase price


The purchase price of a wire-haired Slovakian Pointer is between NC and NC.

Annual maintenance cost

€ 600
800 €

The annual maintenance cost of a wire-haired Slovakian Pointer is between € 600 and € 800.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

the   Wire-haired Slovakian Pointer needs a lot of exercise to get energized . Hunting dog par excellence, he must be able to benefit from long walks on a daily basis and enjoy running freely in large spaces. He also excels in tracking exercises.


Classifications & Standards
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(KC) The Kennel Club


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 7: Pointing dogs

Recognized by FCI

Since 1982


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