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German Shorthaired Pointer

Highly intelligent and willing to please, the German Shorthaired Pointer is a multipurpose hunting dog with a powerful sense of smell and keen enthusiasm for work. A true athlete, the breed thrives with active families who give him regular exercise. A loyal companion and watchdog, the German Shorthaired Pointer has an even and friendly temperament. His coat sheds but requires little grooming.
Living Considerations
  • Suitable for apartment living if adequately exercised
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
Did you know?
The German Shorthaired Pointer has webbed feet, which help him to excel at swimming.
Also Known As:
Deutscher kurzhaariger Vorstehhund
Deutsch Kurzhaar
German Shorthaired Pointer
  • Size Medium/Large
  • Height Males – 58 to 63 centimetres at the withers
    Females –53 to 58 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males – 24 to 31 kilograms
    Females – 20 to 27 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy High
  • Colour Solid liver or a combination of white and liver
  • Activities Agility, Field Trails, Hunting Tests, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Tracking
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both