I grew up with Wiems and when it was time to replace our Blue Heeler I researched GSPs and the like. I LOVED the German Wirehaired Pointers but I couldn't find one anywhere.
We ended up with a Vizsla. Very similar to a Wiem but a bit smaller, a bit faster, very similar in nature. That's what won out over the GSP, but it may have been a mistake. We were really bonded to our Heeler and I was worried the GSP wouldn't be as into us. The Vizsla is way, way too into us though. fricking animal HAS to be next to you, touching if possible, or its life is a wreck. Sweet dog though. It's about at an 11 on the clinginess scale, wish he was a 7 or so. Image: http://www.pbase.com/bslnoel/image/147603002/large.jpg
He loves the gulf coast though, when our beaches are open.