One of the most energetic breeds, the German Shorthaired Pointer is a hunting dog by nature. Protective, clever, eager and willing to please, they are very fond of their human families. Happy-go-lucky, they love nothing more than to engage in some type of constructive activity with their family. Faithful, spirited and friendly, they like and mix well with children. Best suited for an active family. When they lack in exercise they can become high strung, and frustrated.
The German Shorthaired Pointer has a coat, which should be brushed A LOT OF times during the year, and they do have a tendency to drool.
They need plenty of exercise, and interesting things to keep them busy. If they are not exercised enough, they will find ways to be destructive.
Overall, a healthy breed, but with some hereditary diseases, like hip dysplasia, they are prone to hip dysplasia, cataracts, entropion, allergies, sleep apnea and infections. They weight between 65-75 pounds and live about 12 years. They are intelligent, easy to train and willing to please.
Chewing and excessive barking may be issues
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They are known as one of the world's oldest dog breeds. German Shorthaired Pointers are intelligent and energetic.
They need challenging activities and will be successful if given enough mental and physical stimulation. They are easy to train and are a popular choice for many dog owners.
They have been the subject of many paintings, and one of the most famous being that of Rin Tin Tin. They have a broad head. They have a large muzzle. Their nose is like a vacuum cleaner. They have adorable eyes and curly tails that make them look like an adorable puppy even when they are full grown. They are a medium sized breed weighing between 29-34 pounds. Their coat is short but dense and comes in various shades of liver. The tail is curled. They have a ruff around the neck.