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German Long-Haired Pointing Dog

The German Long-Haired Pointing Dog is the largest spaniel in the F.C.I.’s registry of breeds.

About the German Long-Haired Pointing Dog

These balanced, calm and even-tempered spaniels make great companions and are easy to train. They are solid, muscular and fairly close to the ground, yet very elegantly built. Smaller dogs must have a lot of substance.

German Long-Haired Pointing Dogs combine the bloodlines of bird, hawking and water dogs as well as bracken dogs, which explains their exceptionally versatile skills.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Germany
Group
FCI Group 7, AKC Foundation Stock Service
Size category
Large
Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Loving / Friendly / Gentle / Intelligent / Sociable

Key facts

  • Requires outdoor space
  • Enjoys training
  • Requires moderate grooming

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