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Gpointer.jpg (8943 bytes) The German Shorthaired Pointer is very energetic, smart and willing to please.  Cheerful and friendly, he likes children. Loyal and protective, he loves all family members equally, especially if they are carrying the leash, car key, gun or Frisbee.
Breed: German Shorthaired Pointer
Country of Origin: Germany
AKC Group: Sporting
Function: Hunting
Life Span: 12-15 years
Appearance: Well-balanced
Color: Solid liver or liver & white, patched, ticked or roan.
Coat Type: Short
Grooming: Just brush regularly with a firm bristle brush and bathe only when necessary. A rub with a piece of toweling or chamois will leave the coat gleaming. Check the feet also, especially after the dog has been exercising or working. Dry the dog thoroughly after hunting to prevent chilling. Examine the ears regularly.
Height: 21-25 inches
Weight: 45-70 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: Ok
Intelligence: High
Trainability: High
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Ok
Good With Strangers: Ok
Character: Lively
Home Environment: Fenced yard preferred
Best Owner: Active
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: May bark if it becomes bored or lonely
Physical: S ome are prone to epilepsy, hermaphrodism and lymphedema. Some minor concerns are CHD, entropion, gastric torsion, VWD, pannus, OCD.