German Wirehaired Newfie:German Wirehaired Pointer and Newfoundland Mix

Hybrid Breed

German Wirehaired Pointer + Newfoundland


Origin and history

The German Wirehaired Newfie is a designer dog whose origin comes from the crossing of two pure breeds. The German Wire haired is known for its hunting and retrieving abilities, with a history that dates back to the 19th century. The Newfoundland is a large and powerful breed that was developed in Canada and is famous for its swimming abilities and gentle attitude.

In addition to its attractiveness, a German Wirehaired Newfie brings a remarkable ability to adapt and a loyal character. Therefore, it is a valuable asset for any family that appreciates life with a large, intelligent and loving dog.

Alternate Name -
Origin Germany - Canada
Life expectancy 8 - 14 years
Care requirements low-maintenance - high-maintenance
Activity level high - average
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Character traits and behavior

The German Wirehaired Newfie is laid-back, patient and good-natured. They are excellent family dogs and get along well with children and other pets. Despite their size, they are remarkably gentle and loving with their family members. However, due to their true hunting dog genes from their German Wirehaired ancestry, they can have a strong hunting instinct and a tendency to follow their keen sense of smell.

Training and Exercise

The German Wirehaired Newfie requires moderate exercise and mental stimulation to stay healthy and happy. Their wiry coat needs regular brushing to prevent matting and skin problems.

This breed is intelligent and adaptive and benefits from early socialization and obedience training. A firm but loving approach works best to bring out the best in these loyal, loving companions.

Suitability and attitude

A mixed breed of working and rescue dogs, the German Wirehaired Newfie is energetic, intelligent and patient. With proper leadership and social interaction, they can become a wonderfully loyal and protective family member. They are well suited for active families who spend a lot of time in the outdoors. With their love of water, they make great companions for the beach or lake.

Care and health

The German Wirehaired Newfie has a dense, wiry coat that requires a high level of grooming. It is crucial to brush it regularly, about two to three times a week, to prevent matting and excessive shedding. This breed is generally healthy, but the dogs can be prone to hip dysplasia due to their size. It is advisable to have regular veterinary checks and ensure that the dogs get enough exercise and a balanced diet to maintain a healthy weight.

Breeding of the German Wirehaired Newfie

Breeding the German Wirehaired Newfie should always be done under the guidance of an experienced breeder, as this is a relatively new hybrid breed and potential health problems must be identified early. Responsible breeding emphasizes optimizing both the temperament and health of the hybrid and avoiding serious genetic problems.

The size of the German Wirehaired Newfie varies and can range from 58 cm to 70 cm. The weight is mostly between 30 kg and 60 kg. Since both parent breeds are quite large, the German Wirehaired Newfie also tends to be rather large.

A noticeable characteristic of the German Wirehaired Newfie is its thick, wiry coat. It requires regular grooming, including regular brushing to prevent matting and excessive shedding. The coat can come in a variety of colors, including black, brown, gray and white.

The German Wirehaired Newfie is a loving, reliable companion with a sturdy build. With proper care and attention, he will be a loyal companion to all canine friends.

Fur length short - long
Fur rough-haired -
Ear shape Triangle
Tail short - fanned out
Anatomy sporty, massive, hefty
Size ♀ 57 - 69 cm
Weight ♀ 27 - 55 kg
Size ♂ 61 - 74 cm
Weight ♂ 27 - 70 kg
Suitable For -
  • Hip dysplasia (HD)

    Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.

  • Gastric torsion

    Gastric torsion is a disease in which the stomach rotates around its own longitudinal axis. The cause of the disease is not known.

  • Kidney disease

    Symptoms of kidney disease in dogs: increased urination (polyuria) increased water intake. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth. Loss of appetite

  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Skin inflammations

    Can be hereditary in certain breeds.

  • Vein diseases

    Most venous diseases are of minor importance in the dog

  • He is a loyal, friendly and gentle companion dog with an innate ability for water work.

  • Yes, they are extremely loving and caring towards children and family members and tend to protect and defend them.

  • The German Wirehaired Newfie needs at least 1-2 hours of exercise and play daily to meet their physical and mental needs.

  • In addition to the cost of the animal itself, you should also consider food, training, health care, insurance and other general costs.

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