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German Shorthaired Pointer

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German Shorthaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointer

UK KC Classification Gundog
Country of Origin Germany
Date of Origin 1800s
Height 60 - 65 cm (24 - 26 inches)
Weight 27 - 32 Kgs (60 - 70 lbs)
Life Expectancy 12 - 14 Yrs

Main Characteristics

German Shorthaired Pointers are alert, energetic dogs with an appearence that promotes power, endurance and speed. They have a short, flat coat that can be solid liver, liver and white spotted, liver and white ticked, liver and white spotted and ticked, solid black or black and white with the same variations.


German Shorthaired Pointers are gentle, affectionate and even tempered dogs.


If you are considering a German Shorthaired Pointer as a pet, consider the following points:
They are usually ok with children
They are suitable for urban living
They are easy to obedience train
They usually get on well with other dogs
They require a lot of physical exercise
They are not always good watch dogs

Interesting Facts

German Shorthaired Pointers are also known as:
Deutscher Kurzhaariger Vorstehhund
Deutsch Kurzhaar


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