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German Longhaired Pointer

The German Longhaired Pointer is the largest spaniel in the F.C.I.'s registry of breeds.

About the German Longhaired Pointer

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 Longhaired Pointers 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

FCI Group 7, AKC Foundation Stock Service
Size category
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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