If you adopt a Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer, there’s no getting around the fact that you’re going to have to provide the dog with a high amount of exercise and play time. This is not a breed that will be happy in an apartment situation, and ideally your home will include a safely fenced-in yard where the dog can spend time outdoors.
Just be warned that the Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer is also a social dog who does not fare well if left alone, indoors or outdoors, for large stretches of the day.
Due to the breed’s hunting and working heritage, you’ll also need to make sure that the dog stays mentally stimulated, so consider adding interactive toys to the mix and also adhere to a professionally-approved training regimen. In terms of time, you’ll need to commit to at least an hour of exercise and play time every day, and ideally more.
Other needs for the Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer include dental hygiene and nail care. Brush your Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer’s teeth at least two or three times a week to remove tartar buildup and the accompanying bacteria. Daily is better.
Check your Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer’s nails once a month and see if they need to be trimmed. Although, if a Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer is given sufficient outdoors time, there’s a good chance their nails will stay in great condition naturally. Also, make sure to check the dog’s ears for signs of debris or dirt that might have accumulated there.