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Size: Medium
53 - 64 cm (21 -25 inches)
Weight: 20 - 32 kg (45 - 70 lb)
Life Span: 12 years
Highly trainable & friendly
Country of Origin:
AKC Group:
Other Names:
Deutscher Drahthaariger Vorstehhund

german short-haired pointer

The German Short Haired Pointer is intelligent, active and friendly. German Pointers are very intelligent and eager to learn, making them easily trainable. They enjoy working for their handler and like to be occupied. They are generally friendly towards people and animals. The German Short Haired Pointer is loyal and brave and can be trained to be a watch dog.
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German Short Haired Pointers only need occasional brushing to keep the coat looking healthy. The ears should also be checked from time to time to ensure they are clean.

German Short Haired Pointers are most suited for active families. They tend to enjoy swimming and retrieving. Exercise is essential as they are hunting dogs and need to be kept busy. If the owner is unable to hunt with them then they should be taken for long walks and given opportunities to run and play off the lead.

Dogs have been used for hunting for thousands of years. Different dog breeds were developed for different hunting tasks, such as pointing to the game or retrieving from land or water. German hunters decided to breed for an all purpose dog which could track, point and retrieve. The German Short-haired Pointers evolved from crosses with the German tracking dogs, the old Spanish Pointer, the English Foxhound and the English Pointer.

Physical Characteristics:

General Appearance: Muscular, sturdy and graceful.
Color: Solid black, liver or white. Or these colors with patches, ticking or completely roaned.
Coat: Short, flat and coarse to touch.
Tail: Set high, tapering, carried horizontally or slightly raised and commonly docked.
Ears: Set high, rounded at the tip, broad at the base and hanging flat against the cheek.
Body: The shoulders are sloping and muscular. The back is short, firm and level. The croup is wide, long and not sloping.

Additional Comments:

  • German Short-haired Pointers can become hyperactive if kept confined or do not receive adequate exercise.
  • German Short Haired Pointers are genuine all-rounders with their overall abilities in hunting and sport.
 German Short-Haired Pointer Picture Gallery 1
German Short-haired Pointer with Sad EyesGerman Short-haired Pointer Wading Through WaterGerman Short-haired Pointer - Head ShotGerman Short-haired Pointer
German Short-haired Pointer Looking Back at CameraGerman Short-haired PointerGerman Short-haired Pointer PortraitGerman Short-haired Pointer with a Chew
German Short-haired Pointer Looking SidewaysGerman Short-haired Pointer Knee-Deep in WaterGerman Short-haired PointerGerman Short-haired Pointer Looking Solemn
German Short-haired Pointer ProfileGerman Short-haired Pointer Looking out to the LakeGerman Short-haired Pointer SittingLitter of German Short-haired Pointer PuppiesGerman Short-haired Pointer in Forest
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