from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a coat of stiff wiry hair. Used especially of breeds of dogs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having wiry hair.


wire +‎ haired (Wiktionary)


  • And seeing your post I am assuming it's a smooth coat, as Black & Tan isn't a wirehaired color and Longhair Doxies usually are much more "mellow" than the other Miniature Doxie types!

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  • As for upland I would choose the german short hair and wirehaired pointer breeds.

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  • Briefly it seems that a member of German royalty crossed a Spanish poodle with a German wirehaired pointer in 1881 to initiate the breed.

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  • In the back, from their travel crates, the hawks Smoke, Sidekick, and Scout are shrieking like sirens, and from within a portable kennel, a female German wirehaired pointer, Stormy, whimpers with excitement.


  • So meet Topper, a bearded collie; the bouviers des Flandres Flash and Riley; Poppy, an Australian shepherd; Portofino (Portie to close friends), a whippet; Rigi, a greater Swiss mountain dog; Ten, a German shorthaired pointer; and Big, a charismatic wirehaired pointing griffon, named for Carrie Bradshaw's love interest on "Sex and the City."

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  • She shaves her wirehaired dachshund's coat herself, although the Shetland sheepdogs still go to the groomer.

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  • Scooter, our wired wirehaired fox terrier, was lying perpendicular across the bed, while Turbo and Tango, our two Himalayan-cross cats, were asleep on each pillow.

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  • Today he's an all-around gunsmith, outdoorsman, and German wirehaired pointer fanatic.

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  • Other White House canines included a German shepherd named Clipper; Charlie, a wirehaired Welsh terrier; and a gray Russian wolfhound appropriately enough named Wolf.

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  • He was of medium size, a wirehaired male who was nothing less than an energetic mass of textbook muttness.

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