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German Longhaired Pointer – Dog Breed Guide

Breed summary

Size: Medium
Weight: about 66 pounds
Height: 23 to 26 inches
Longevity: 13
Bark Tendency: High
Aggression: Medium
Compatibility to other pets: Medium

Adopt a German Longhaired Pointer, Dog Breed Guide your pets come first paw iconOfficial Name
German Longhaired Pointer
Other Name:
German longhaired pointing dog
Deutsch Langhaariger Vorstehhund your pets come first paw iconOrigin
Date – Late 19th Century / Country – Germany
Family / Group – Gun Dog, Sporting your pets come first paw iconRecognized By
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
Canadian Kennel Club
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America, Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Kennel Club Foundation Stock Service® Program your pets come first paw iconHistory
Hunters during the late 19th century used the German Longhaired Pointer dogs as for hunting. They developed the breed to produce a pointing dog that is relatively faster than the German wirehaired or shorthaired pointing breeds. To achieve these, German breeders imported pointers and setters from England and crossed the original Longhaired Pointers. It was relatively unknown before the late 1890s, gaining international recognition in 1879 when it was first exhibited as an official breed in Germany. your pets come first paw iconPersonality
German Longhaired Pointer dogs have spaniel like traits and enjoy the water very much. They are highly trainable and enjoys working and pleasing their masters. These are even-tempered dogs that are active at work and friendly at home, especially with children around. They have this powerful and elegant stance and make them look very dignified. your pets come first paw iconBred For
They are show dogs, obedience competition athletes, gundog, retrieving, tracking trials, field trials, and hunting tests. your pets come first paw iconEnvironment
German Longhaired Pointers are dogs that are not recommended for apartment life. your pets come first paw iconGrooming
German Longhaired Pointer dogs require moderate grooming attention your pets come first paw iconTraining
Training will be moderately difficult as these dogs have a tendency to be very dominant against weakness. Firm and consistent authority is a must while training. your pets come first paw iconHealth
German Longhaired Pointer dogs are prone to hip dysplasia. your pets come first paw iconExercise
German longhaired pointing dogs are extremely energetic and tireless breeds. They require plenty of daily vigorous exercise. It is highly recommended to have daily, brisk, long walk, jog or running sessions with them.