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  • Breed: German Short-haired Pointer
  • Group: Purebred
  • Height: 21-35"
  • Weight: 45-70 lbs
  • HypoAllergenic: No
  • Coat: Short, Flat, Thick, Water Resistant
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Our German Shorthaired Pointer puppies for sale are a loyal, intelligent, and active companion that will bring energy, joy, and adventure to your home. They are active and adventurous hunting dogs that make good watchdogs without aggressive behavior. Browse our German Shorthaired Pointer puppies for sale, and bring home your new loyal best friend!

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overview of the German Short-haired Pointer Dog Breed

Are you looking for an intelligent, loyal, and athletic dog that is cooperative and friendly?

If this describes the dog you are looking for, then browse our German Shorthaired Pointer puppies for sale below!

As a hunting dog, German Shorthaired Pointers love to explore and make great running or hiking partners. They have a high endurance level and do well in many sports.

Don’t wait – purchase your German Shorthaired Pointer puppy today and welcome your new best friend to your home!

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German Short-haired Pointer temperament

Athletic and Energetic: German Shorthaired Pointers have a lean, muscular build and a high endurance. They love running, swimming, retrieving, and hunting. Your German Shorthaired Pointer will need at least an hour of vigorous exercise every day.

Loyal and Friendly: The German Shorthaired enjoy spending time with their owners and families; and play well with children.

Alertness: As hunting dogs, German Shorthaired Pointers are naturally alert and have a keen sense of smell. They might bark to alert you of any unusual sounds or sights.

Adventurous: These dogs have a sense of adventure and often enjoy exploring their surroundings. They’re curious and might lead you on exciting outdoor escapades.

Intelligent and trainable: German Shorthaired Pointers are brilliant and have lots of energy. Unless given proper training and exercise, their stamina and hunting instincts can turn into destructive behaviors. However, with consistency and purpose, their energy and hunting drive can be channeled into a wonderful companion!

A Good Watch Dog: This breed is alert and protective. They will quickly sound the alarm if something isn’t right but won’t be aggressive.

Versatile Hunting Dog: Called the “do-it-all-hunting dog” by AKC, the German Shorthaired Pointer is an excellent hunter, swimmer, and retriever. Their short hair is water repellent, and their feet are webbed, allowing them to work, hunt, and swim in all kinds of terrain and weather. The German Shorthaired Pointer’s strong drive for prey means that they may not be a good fit for homes with other small animals, such as cats, birds, or rabbits.

It’s important to note that while these traits are generally characteristic of German Shorthaired Pointers, individual dogs can vary in personality due to genetics, upbringing, and socialization. Providing them with appropriate exercise, mental stimulation, and positive training will help bring out their best qualities.

German Short-haired Pointer Breed history

As firearms developed in the 17th century, Germany longed for the perfect dog: an intelligent dog that could endure all kinds of weather, was a good swimmer, had a keen sense of smell for trailing small or large game, could retrieve wounded game (including birds and deer), and was a loyal family companion with a regal appearance.

The nobleman, Prince Albrecht zu Solms-Braunfeld, played a large role overseeing the breeding of various gundogs, Spanish Pointers, and Bloodhounds. By the mid to late 19th century, Germany had created the German Shorthaired Pointer we have today.

In 1925, the breed was imported to the United States by Dr. Charles Morton, who continued to breed German Shorthaired Pointers.

In 1930, only five years later, the American Kennel Club officially added the German Shorthaired Pointer to the studbook.

During World War ll, German breeders hid their valuables – gold, art, and their best dog breeds– by sending them to Yugoslavia. However, when the war ended, Yugoslavia was behind The Iron Curtain, and breeders couldn’t access their well-bred German Shorthaired Pointers. At the same time, around 1950, this breed flourished in America, even winning AKC Championships.

Today, the German Shorthaired Pointers are among the top winners at competitive sports and are elegant, loyal companions.

A few breeds that are similar to German Shorthaired Pointers include Irish Setters, English Springer Spaniels, and Vizslas.

German Short-haired Pointer Average size

German Shorthaired Pointers are considered a medium-sized dog; males are 23 and 25 inches standing at the shoulders, and females are 21-23 inches. Males weigh 55-70 pounds, while females are 45-60 pounds.

Average German Short-haired Pointer lifespan

You can expect a German Shorthaired Pointer to live between 10-14 years.

German Short-haired Pointer body features

The German Shorthaired Pointer is known for its lean, muscular body and noble appearance. It’s short, water-repellent coat is usually solid liver (reddish-brown) or patterns of liver and white. Their webbed feet make them excellent swimmers.

grooming Your German Short-haired Pointer Puppy

The German Shorthaired Pointers short coats need brushing every few days. They have heavier seasons of shedding, called “blowing their coat,” when they will need extra brushing.

Their short, coarse hair can be difficult to remove from upholstery, and because their coats are a mix of light and dark, the hairs will show up on light and dark surfaces. 

Their large ears should stay clean and dry to prevent infections. 

You’ll also want to give your German Shorthaired Pointer other basic care, including occasional bathing, trimming nails, and brushing teeth.

Keeping Your German Short-haired Pointer Puppy Healthy

German Shorthaired Pointers are relatively healthy, but there are a few things to know as you care for them.

They are prone to bloating, so don’t feed them right after vigorous exercise, and don’t exercise them right after eating. Learn the symptoms of bloat (also called torsion), so you can take action if it occurs. It can be life-threatening for your dog.

They also can be susceptible to certain heart conditions and cancers. 

Like all dog breeds, German Shorthaired Pointers are susceptible to hip and elbow dysplasia, two of the most common health issues among dogs. Hip and elbow dysplasia occurs when the leg or hip becomes weakened, and it can result in arthritis or potential lameness if not addressed.

One of the best ways to prevent this is by keeping your dog from too much running on hard surfaces, especially when they are puppies.

Typical German Short-haired Pointer Allergens

Allergens are caused by dander, which is dead skin cells. Both animals and humans shed these dead skin cells.

German Shorthaired Pointers have heavy seasonal shedding and are not the best breed for someone with allergies. You can keep allergens lower with regular brushing and bathing, but if someone in your home has animal allergy concerns, please consult your family physician.

  • Are German Short-Haired Pointers aggressive?
    German Short-Haired Pointers are good watchdogs but they are not usually aggressive like a hardcore guard dog breed. Normally they let you know if something is going on and then back down once they know you have it covered.
  • Can German Short-Haired Pointers be indoor dogs?
    Because of all their energy and vigor, German Short-Haired Pointers do better in spaces where they have enough room to run off some energy. They will do better as outdoor dogs than apartment dogs.
  • Do German Short-Haired Pointers shed?
    German Short-Haired Pointers don’t shed excessively year round, but they experience seasonal shedding, and during these times they will need extra brushing. Because their hair is short and coarse it is sometimes hard to remove from furniture, and because it is a mix of light and dark it will show up on both light and dark surfaces.
  • Do German Short-Haired Pointers bark a lot?
    German Short-Haired Pointers are not known to be excessive barkers. However, they will definitely bark to let you know if anything is out of the ordinary, and they may bark if they become bored or think they are not getting enough attention.
  • Are German Short-Haired Pointers good with kids and other pets?
    German Short-Haired Pointers tend to be good with kids, although their energy can make them overwhelming for some small kids. They are usually good with other dogs, too, but their high prey drive may cause them to be a hazard for smaller family pets like rabbits and birds.
  • Do German Short-Haired Pointers make good pets for first-time owners?
    German Short-Haired Pointers are not for faint-hearted dog owners. They are packed with energy and potential and it takes a firm hand to keep it all under control. They may not be the best choice for a first-time dog owner.
  • Are German Short-Haired Pointers obedient?
    These dogs may have ideas of their own once in a while, but they aren’t generally stubborn or unteachable. If they are healthy and have their exercise needs met they are usually obedient and eager to please their masters.
  • Are German Short-Haired Pointers friendly to strangers?
    Although they are not generally aggressive, German Short-Haired Pointers tend to be a bit reserved with strangers.
  • Are German Short-Haired Pointers high energy?
    Yes, German Short-Haired Pointers are full of energy and vigor. They are not for the half-hearted dog owner–it will require a lot of time and energy to channel all that vibrancy into the right places and keep a German Short-Haired Pointer from becoming bored and destructive.
  • Are German Short-Haired Pointers hard to train?
    German Short-Haired Pointers are incredibly intelligent and pack a lot of energy and potential. It’s essential to start training early and be consistent in order to keep your dog under control. With good training, consistency, and patience, a German Short-Haired Pointer can become a wonderful companion and friend!

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