German Shorthaired Pointer – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Sporting Dogs
Height:
1 foot, 9 inches to 2 feet, 1 inch tall at the shoulder
Weight:
45 to 70 pounds
Life Span:
12 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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The German Shorthaired Pointer is a loving, affectionate, and unusual-looking dog.

People are in love with this breed’s coat made of spots of different colors or different shades of color. They stand between 23 and 25 inches and weigh from 55 to 70 pounds. Females are smaller in general.

Their coat is solid liver or a reddish-brown, or white, or liver in various patterns. Eyes are always dark and communicate a willingness to be active and friendly.

The German Shorthaired Pointer is known for his power, speed, endurance, and agility.

Their overall look is often described as noble. This breed is happiest when they have an activity and afterward get to spend time with their humans.

German Shorthaired Pointers are always ready for action and to be active. They thrive in physical activities such as swimming, running, or participating in any dog sport.

This is a breed for more experienced and more active dog owners, who already have an active outdoor life. They are extremely versatile hunting dogs, and as such, they have an abundance of energy, that should be directed the right way.

Training is more than crucial with this breed – with so high energy levels and a strong prey drive, the German Shorthaired Pointer may become destructive.

Once you welcome this dog into your home make sure that you have training well-planned and activities well-organized because this is how you will keep this dog happy and healthy.