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German Shorthaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointer
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This purebreed, medium to large size dog originates from Germany. Its height can be 21" to 25", Its weight can be from 45 to 70 lb. Its colors can be black, liver, white, black and white, liver and white, and black roan. Its litter size can be of about 7 to 12 puppies. It costs from $600 to $800 US dollars.

German hunters bred this versatil hunting dog around the 1800's, trying to obtain a do-it-all hunter. It can retrieve, point, and it is an excellent swimmer. It can hunt birds, rabbits, raccoons, and deer, among other animals. This dog is a hard worker with great agility and endurance. It was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930.


The German Shorthaired Pointer is even-tempered, affectionate, boisterous, bold, cooperative, intelligent, loyal, strong and trainable. It is an energetic and fun family watchdog and companion. It needs a lot of exercise and attention. As a watchdog, it barks but doesn't bite. It is so active that it may be too rough to play with young children. It plays so hard that sometimes it hurts itself.

There are certain factors that can affect this dog's personality. The dog's training, exercise, and socialization with other animals can affect its temperament. It should be taken out for a walk regularly. Going to places where it can find people and other animals is very important. The amount of exercise the German Shorthaired Pointer does can also affect its temperament. This breed has a lot of energy so it is best suited for families who love to take their dog out on adventures.

Although it will tend to be well behaved with the adequate training, the dog will still be bold and active, and maybe a little stubborn at times. They do not like to be left alone and will accompany you wherever you go. It will love everyone in the family it belongs to, including people who visit the house often, and it will probably have a favorite.


Its lifespan for the German Shorthaired Pointer is from 12 to 14 years. The breed is generally healthy. Some things you can do to increase its lifespan are: feeding it with high-quality food, grooming and bathing it regularly, and exercising a lot. It loves to run, swim, hike and play in a garden or park.


This breed has short hair, but it sheds a mild amount of hair. It sheds mostly in spring and fall, but in places with warmer weather it may shed all year round. With regular grooming you can prevent most of the shedding. Its coat is easy to groom.

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #10
2017: #10
2016: #11
2015: #11
Breed Group:Working (AKC:1930)
Gun Dog (UKC)
Size:Medium to Large
Life span:12-14 years
Height:Male: 23-25 inches (59-64 cm)
Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm)
Weight:Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg)
Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Black & White
Black Roan
Liver & White
Liver Roan
White & Liver
Litter Size:7-12 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $600 - $800 USD

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Dog names

Rank Male Female
1 Max Bella
2 Duke Sophie
3 Jake Lily
4 Jax Lady
5 Sam Annie
6 Moose Millie
7 Otis Marley
8 Boomer Minnie
9 Ziggy Jasmine
10 Joey Athena
11 Sparky Shadow
12 Benny Allie
13 Bubba Nina
14 Mickey Lucky
15 Mac Ava
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