The German Shorthaired Pointer makes an excellent working dog. They are energetic, lively, gentle and affectionate. They love both land and water and have an abundant amount of energy. They do well with children and love to please their masters. This breed does well in most living conditions.
Their coat is thick, short, dense and tough to the touch.
The most desirable color is liver or liver & white spotted. It can also be black & white instead of liver. The German Shorthaired Pointer coat can be patched, ticked or roan.
The German Shorthaired Pointers coat is very easy to groom. Brushing regularly with a thick bristle brush is recommended. Only bathe when necessary.
The German Shorthaired Pointer life expectancy is between 13 - 15 years. This breed is a relatively healthy breed. Some health concerns to look for are:
• Hip Dysplasia
• Skin Disorders
The German Shorthaired Pointer breed was created for hunting. This breed was produced by crossing the Spanish Pointer with native hounds. They were looking for a dog that would be a good utility dog, had a good nose and was good in both the field and water.
The German Shorthaired Pointer was first registered by the AKC in 1930 and was grouped as Sporting.