- WEIGHT: 40 to 50 lbs
- HEIGHT: 18 to 21 inches
- COLOR(S): Black or liver with roan, black or liver with white, or tricolored.
- BREED GROUP: Sporting
German Shorthaired Pointer
WEIGHT: 45 to 70 lbs
HEIGHT: 21 to 25 inches
COLOR(S): Liver or a combo of liver-and-white often speckled, spotted, or ticked.
German Shorthaired Pointers are active, responsive, gentle, affectionate, and even-tempered. They are friendly to friends and families, although some strains are timid. They are excellent working dogs, and love more than anything to go out with their master and hunt. They enjoy water or land equally. German Shorthaired Pointers are exuberant at times, with their energy abounding. They get along well with children, and are adaptable to many different kinds of life. They are good natured, sad if you leave, and excited when they know they've pleased their master. They are also very alert to their surroundings.
Short and flat, dense, hard, and coarse to the touch. They have a double coat. Minimal grooming of the German Shorthaired Pointer should consist of brushing with a firm bristle brush and bathing only when necessary.
Health problems are rare but may include hip dysplasia, entropion and epilepsy.
German Shorthaired Pointers need plenty of vigorous exercise to keep in shape, and any prospective owners should be aware of this. They may become destructive if bored.
German Shorthaired Pointers love to learn and are very trainable. They should have some form of obedience training. Patient, firm leadership is essential.
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