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
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
Does your German Shorthaired Pointer bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety
is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.
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.
If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet
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.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay
is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new German Shorthaired Pointer puppy.
Consider crate training
if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization
is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Male: 55-70; Female: 45-60 lbs
Male: 23-25; Female: 21-23 inches
liver or combinations of liver and white
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