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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

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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