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My name is Fritz!

Portuguese Water Dog/German Wirehaired Pointer Mix Dog for adoption in Monroe, Michigan - Fritz
Photo 1 - Portuguese Water Dog/German Wirehaired Pointer Mix Dog for adoption in Monroe, Michigan - Fritz
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Fritz's Info...

Fritz's Story...
Breed: Portuguese Water Dog/German Wirehaired Pointer
Sex: Male
Age: 4 years
Size: Medium/large
Coat-color:
Group: Working/Sporting – Companion
Energy level: Moderately-high

Fritz is a blend of two very active, highly intelligent, and easily trainable breeds: the lively, water-loving Portuguese Water Dog, and the somewhat more versatile, German Wirehaired Pointer with keen nose and tracking, pointing, and retrieving skills on both land and water. Certainly worthy of a second glance when Fritz represents the two breeds being mixed. Animated, loyal, spirited, alert, curious, affectionate, and keenly aware, he’s quick to learn and understand instructions. Serious-minded and work-oriented, he likes to be busy, particularly if it means he’s pleasing his people. Robust and energetic with great stamina, this canine needs plenty of daily mental stimulation and physical activity if he’s expected to be a calm, well-mannered housedog; without having his exercise needs satisfied, he’s likely to become high-strung and/or willful. While training him isn’t going to be difficult, this extremely intelligent, high-functioning canine needs structure and strong leadership, and he needs to know his owners are stronger-minded than himself. Bear in mind though, Fritz is extremely sensitive to tone, so it’s important that his family members understand how to communicate their authority calmly, consistently, and never in a harsh manner. An outstanding family companion and great all-around dog, this willing and eager to please, genuinely sincere, and faithfully devoted dog is looking for responsible, caring owners to welcome him home as a cherished family pet.

Fritz is best suited as an indoor pet and companion for a home with an active lifestyle. As with all of our adoptable pets, we recommend a meet-n-greet with any housemate dogs prior to adoption. Direct interaction with cats is unknown and cannot be assessed at the shelter at this time.

Fritz currently resides at the Monroe County Animal Shelter. The shelter is located at 911 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, MI 48161. You can meet him during regular shelter hours; Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 am until 3:00 pm, and Saturday, 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. For more information please visit our facebook page at Monroe County Animal Shelter-MI or call us at 734-240-3125.

Facts about Fritz

  • Breed: Portuguese Water Dog/German Wirehaired Pointer Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Monroe County Animal Control Shelter

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Fritz, a Monroe Portuguese Water Dog/German Wirehaired Pointer dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Portuguese Water Dog/German Wirehaired Pointer for sale in Monroe, or seeking a Portuguese Water Dog/German Wirehaired Pointer dog from a breeder in Monroe.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Monroe already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Monroe breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Portuguese Water Dog/German Wirehaired Pointer breeders who help with Portuguese Water Dog/German Wirehaired Pointer rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Monroe paves the way for another one to be saved.