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German Shorthaired Pointer

The German Shorthaired Pointer is a noble-looking dog who exudes strength, endurance, and speed.

About the German Shorthaired Pointer

Friendly, intelligent, and eager to please, the German Shorthaired Pointer 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 Shorthaired Pointers are robust and versatile hunting dogs.

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

Breed specifics

FCI Group 7, AKC Sporting Group
Size category
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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