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German Longhaired Pointer

German Longhaired Pointer
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The German Longhaired Pointer, also known as the Deutscher Langhaariger Vorstehhund, is a versatile hunting breed that originated in Germany. Here's what you need to know about their temperament, lifespan, shedding, training, and puppy care.


German Longhaired Pointers are known for their gentle and affectionate disposition. They are loyal to their family and make excellent companions. They are also known for their intelligence, and their eagerness to please makes them easy to train. They have a strong hunting instinct, but they can also be calm and laid-back when inside the house. However, they do need a lot of exercise and mental stimulation to keep them happy and healthy.


The German Longhaired Pointer has a lifespan of 12-14 years on average.


German Longhaired Pointers have a dense, medium-length coat that sheds moderately. They need to be brushed regularly to prevent matting and tangling. They also need occasional baths to keep their coat clean and healthy.


German Longhaired Pointers are intelligent and eager to please, making them easy to train. They respond well to positive reinforcement training methods, such as treats and praise. They need early socialization to ensure they are comfortable around people and other animals. They also need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to keep them physically and mentally healthy.


When getting a German Longhaired Pointer puppy, it's important to ensure they are socialized properly. They also need to be trained using positive reinforcement methods to ensure they grow into well-behaved adult dogs. Puppies need to be fed a high-quality, age-appropriate diet to support their growth and development. They also need regular vet check-ups and vaccinations to ensure they stay healthy.

German Longhaired Pointers are loyal and affectionate dogs that make excellent companions. They are easy to train and respond well to positive reinforcement methods. They do need a lot of exercise and mental stimulation, so they are best suited for active families who can provide them with plenty of opportunities to stay active and engaged.

Breed Information

Breed Group:Working
Gun Dog (UKC)
Life span:10-12 years
Height:Male: 24–28 inches (60–70 cm)
Female: 23–26 inches (58–66 cm)
Weight:30 kg (66 lb)
Colors:Brown Roan
Dark Chocolate
White & Chocolate
Litter Size:4-6 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $600 - $800 USD

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