German Shorthaired Pointer Dog
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Height Range: 23-25 inches / Bitches 21-23 inches
Weight Range: 55-70 Ibs
Colors: Liver, liver and white, white patched, tan, brown, or roan.
Temperament: German Shorthaired Pointers are an extremely energetic breed. Smart, cheerful, friendly and easy to please, this breed loves children and family. They thrive on attention and are very people oriented. Male dogs are very good hunters and are more outgoing than their female counterpart, which are less dominant. Energy levels can fluctuate from liter to liter, but these dogs are bred for performance field competition. They are also bred to be hunting and sporting, which explains their high energy levels. The German Pointers do tend to bark alot due to their hunting background.
Trainability: Very easy to train, but needs a firm and caring trainer. Requires early obediance training.
Health: A healthy breed but some are prone to epilepsy, hermaphrodism and lymphedema. Some minor concerns are CHD, entropion, gastric torsion, VWD, pannus, OCD.
With Other Animals: Very good with other animals as long as they are raised around them.
Children: Good with small children. Will be reserved around strangers.
Climate: Tolerates hot climates, but does not react well with cold climates.
Indoor/Outdoor: Does well in most climates. Not suited for apartment life and does need alot of backyard space with high fences. These dogs can escape from most normal fenced backyards. This breed is also extremely active and should be exercised once or twice a day. They need plenty of exercise. If not taken out, they can become very destructive and restless.
Grooming: Low. Brush a few times a week max.
Recognition: CKC, FCI, AKC, UCK, KCGB, CKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR