German Shorthaired Pointer Facts

German Shorthaired Pointer Facts
German Shorthair Pointer is medium to large dog that belongs to the group of Sporting Dogs. This breed was created in Germany during the 17th century, but it has been modernized (improved) over the years. German Shorthair Pointer (that can be seen today) was officially created in 19th century for hunting and retrieving of birds, rabbits, raccoons and deer. German Shorthair Pointer is featured in many books and it is very popular both with hunters and people that enjoy company of active dog. German Shorthair Pointer is the 19th most popular breed in the USA today (it is more popular in the USA than in Germany).
Interesting German Shorthaired Pointer Facts:
German Shorthair Pointer can reach 21 to 25 inches in height and 45 to 70 pounds of weight.
German Shorthair Pointer has short, dense, waterproof coat in solid liver (reddish-brown) or liver/white color. Coat can be patched, covered with small areas of black hairs on the white background (ticked) or made of variously colored hairs mixed with white hairs (roaned).
German Shorthair Pointer has long, strong muzzle, almond-shaped eyes, large, dark nose, broad, floppy ears, lean, athletic body and strong legs with webbed feet.
German Shorthair Pointer is intelligent dog that can be easily trained by using positive reinforcement methods. It can learn to perform all gundog roles.
German Shorthair Pointer is affectionate and playful breed, suitable for families with older children and other dogs (cats, rabbits and other small animals can easily trigger its hunting instinct).
German Shorthair Pointer is people-oriented and it doesn't like to be alone. Long periods of loneliness can result in separation anxiety.
German Shorthair Pointer is suitable for life in the houses with fenced backyards (it prefers to sleep inside the house). Due to ability to easily escape from the yard, fence needs to be at least 6 feet tall.
German Shorthair Pointer requires at least 1 to 2 hours of exercise per day (lack of exercise leads to destructive behavior). It is an excellent partner for hiking and jogging.
German Shorthair Pointer likes to hunt and participate in different kinds of canine activities (such as tracking, agility and obedience).
German Shorthair Pointer is an excellent swimmer.
German Shorthair Pointer is very good watchdog. It loudly barks when it detects unknown people at the door. Despite loud barking, German Shorthair Pointer is not aggressive by nature.
German Shorthair Pointer requires weekly brushing because it doesn't shed much.
German Shorthair Pointer gives birth to 7 to 8 puppies on average. Females have strong instinct to protect their puppies.
German Shorthair Pointer can suffer from hip dysplasia, cancer, bloat and disorders of eyes and blood.
German Shorthair Pointer has an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years.


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