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German Short-Haired Pointing Dog

The German Short-Haired Pointing Dog is a noble-looking dog who exudes strength, endurance and speed.

About the German Short-Haired Pointing Dog

Friendly, intelligent and eager to please, the German Short-Haired Pointing Dog is a loving and even-tempered dog. These dogs are patient with children and other dogs, however, their large size means play can be a little too boisterous for younger children.

Athletic and dedicated, German Short-Haired Pointing Dogs are robust and versatile hunting dogs.

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

Breed specifics

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

Resilient / Even-tempered / Loyal / Reserved / Confident

Key facts

  • Requires outdoor space
  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Needs a lot of training

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