German Shorthaired Pointer Puppies & Breed Information

German Shorthaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointer Puppy Characteristics


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German Shorthaired Pointer Breed Information


Breed Group: Sporting

Weight: Male: 55-70; Female: 45-60 lbs

Height: Male: 23-25; Female: 21-23 inches

Color(s): liver or combinations of liver and white

Overview

The German Shorthaired Pointer is an all purpose gun dog capable of excellent abilities in both field and water. They are well balanced with an elegant head and are lean in body. This breed originated in 19th century Germany by hunters who required a dog that was serviceable for men hunting on foot.

Character

The German Shorthaired Pointer is an active breed that is responsive, affectionate, and gentle. They are friendly and willing to please. They do not have a flighty or nervous disposition, but may become easily distracted.

Temperament

This breed is high energy, willing to please their master, and very smart. They are happy and friendly and get along well with children. They will also get along well with other dogs and cats provided that they are introduced to them and raised with them from puppy-hood. This breed does enjoy barking. They are loyal and protective, and prefer to be indoors with their family.

Care

The German Shorthaired Pointer is extremely easy to groom. They must be brushed regularly with a stiff bristle brush. It is important to check this breed's feet after exercising and working. They must be dried thoroughly after strenuous activity to keep them from becoming chilled. This breed is an average shedder. They are generally healthy, but can be prone to such problems as ear infections, hip dysplasia, and skin cancer.

Coat

The German Shorthaired Pointer's coat is of a harsh texture. It is short, flat and thick and is of a dense nature, which makes it water resistant. The coat may be solid liver in color or a combination of liver and white spotted and liver roan.

Training

The German Shorthaired Pointer is easily trained, but can be stubborn. They require patient, firm, and consistent guidance. They excel in obedience, agility, tracking, hunting, and flyball. This breed has a natural instinct to guard and must have obedience training.

Activity

The German Shorthaired Pointer are tireless and full of energy. Vigorous exercise is extremely important. If they are not given an appropriate amount of exercise and stimulation they become restless and destructive. They are a good family pet for the active family. This breed needs a lot of space and room to run. They must have a fenced yard.

Ownership

If you are looking for German Shorthaired Pointer puppies for sale from reputable German Shorthaired Pointer breeders or to adopt German Shorthaired Pointers from a German Shorthaired Pointer rescue then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can. Every puppy breed is different. Begin your research by reading the breed information about the German Shorthaired Pointer puppy above. Search our dog breeds section to find German Shorthaired Pointer puppies that make great pets.


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