The Stichelhaar, or German Roughhaired Pointer, is a versatile hunting dog that originated in Frankfurt, Germany during the mid to late 19th century. In 1888, Hans Von Kadisch proved that the breed shares its ancestry with Old German Partridge dogs, rather than Shorthaired Pointers.
Widely regarded as the oldest of the German roughhaired pointers, the Stichelhaar is one of four breeds used in the development of the German Wirehaired Pointer.
Fairly rare outside of Germany, the first breed standard wasn’t published until 2001.
Weight: 44-66 lbs (20-29.9 kg)
Height: Male: 24–28 inches (60–70 cm) Female: 23–27 inches (58–68 cm)
Coat: Double coat. Long, wavy, curly, dense.
Color: Roan, White & Chocolate.
Litter size: 6-10 puppies
Life span: 12-14 years
Temperament: Energetic, Agile, Spirited, Calm, Courageous, Balanced.
Health: Healthy breed. Some may be susceptible to hip dysplasia, eye problems, ear infections, skin cancer, and von Willebrand’s disease.
• Also known as the Deutscher Stichelhaariger Vorstehhund and Deutsch Stichelhaar.
• Stichelharr organizations in Germany tried to stop breed recognition of the similar Cesky Fousek.
FCI: Group 7, Section 1.1 Continental Pointing Dogs: Pointer type #232