These are loyal and affectionate dogs who crave human companionship. They bond closely with their family and do not like to be left alone for hours on end. They are devoted to their masters, sometimes even becoming jealous of them, and they seem to truly worship their owners. They are accused of being clingy, as they like to follow their owners everywhere they go. They make good watchdogs and are often aloof toward strangers. The German Wirehaired Pointer is a well-rounded, adaptable dog. They are funny and will spend evenings entertaining your whole family, or cuddled up beside you with an attentive and lively expression. They sometimes have an attitude, they are sometimes a challenge, but they are always loving and wanting to be loved.