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German Shorthaired Pointer Info

German Shorthaired Pointer Breed Information

Learn all about German Shorthaired Pointers at Petstew.com. If you’re interested in adopting or buying a German Shorthaired Pointer, or just a dog lover, you should research all details including the German Shorthaired Pointer breed temperament, coat, colors, shedding, health, grooming requirements, and more.
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Lifespan: 12-15 years Height: 21-25" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 7-8 pups
Group: Sporting Weight: 45-70 lbs Hair Length: Short Size: Large

Breed Overview

The German Shorthaired Pointer is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 45 lbs that can reach 70 lbs. It is officially part of the Sporting group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The German Shorthaired Pointer breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 15 years, Short hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the German Shorthaired Pointer should know that the average litter size is between 7 to 8 puppies.

German Shorthaired Pointer Breed Characteristics

Group Sporting Drooler no
Size Large Guard Dog no
Origin Germany Easy to Train
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors
Apartment Friendly no Exercise Demands yes
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs large
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks average Dangerous no

German Shorthaired Pointer Temperament

energetic dog. If not given a sufficient amount of exercise, both mental and physical, this dog breed can become frustrated. The German Shorthaired Pointer is a family dog, but sometimes it can be overly rowdy with small children and aggressive with small pets. The German Shorthaired Pointer is considered to be an independent dog breed.

Health Problems

hip dysplasia, epilepsy, gastric torsion and entropion

German Shorthaired Pointer Coat

German Shorthaired Pointer Dog Colors

Solid liver or liver and white. Any traces of black, red, orange, lemon or tan, or a solid white dog, will be disqualified from the show ring

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