German Shorthaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointer

The German Shorthaired Pointer is a German breed of dog developed primarily for hunting. German Shorthaired Pointers can be referred to as an active, energetic and agile dog. They are very keen on the game they are tracking and have a great desire to please their master. German Shorthaired Pointers are not usually aggressive toward other dogs but will stand firm against intruders if provoked or challenged

History: German Shorthaired pointers have been used in Germany since around the late 1800s when its first official standard was written in 1898. The German bred pointing dog was developed from German pointers that came from France after importation by various European aristocrats who brought them over for use as hunters during the late 1700s and into the early 1800s. German Shorthaired Pointer are an elegant and beautiful looking dog that can be found in a variety of different colors, from black to yellow and almost all the various shades in between

Appearance / health: German shorthaired pointers should have pointed ears and everything about this breed is straight or should we say square? German shorthaired pointers come with a fairly thick coat which requires very little maintenance other than an occasional brushing. German shorthaired pointers usually stand around 22-24 inches tall at the shoulder when full grown but they may grow slightly taller depending on their breeding

Temperament: German shorthaired pointers are excellent hunting dogs who get along well with people even if they haven't been trained for it specifically. German shorsted pointers should not be trusted around very young children as German shorthaired pointers are very energetic dogs who will accidentally knock over a toddler or play too rough with them. German shorthaired pointers are also not usually aggressive toward other dogs but they will stand firm if challenged. German shorthair pointers hate to be confined but can get along well in the house provided they have sufficient exercise

Training: German shorthaired pointers respond well to training, especially if the trainer is calm and consistent. German shorthaired pointers should never be trained when he's tired and definitely needs an experienced trainer for obedience training so that he learns what's expected of him in his new home. German shorsted pointer puppies are often easy going and playful which makes it easier for them to adapt

Activity: German shorthaired pointers require ample exercise and just an hour of daily play will not be enough for the German shorthaired pointer. German shorthaired pointers around are very active dogs and need plenty of space to run around in outdoors as wel

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