German Shorthaired Pointer is strong dog, agile and resilient. This dog is a mix of Spanish Pointer and Hanoverian Schweisshund. initially, these dogs were developed to hunt in Germany. not wrong, because this dog has a solid muscular body, athletic, powerful legs supporting activities in the field. Consequently, these dogs require a lot of physical exercise and mental stimulation. if they do not get it then it will tend to display poor behavior, even destructive.
as a hunting dog, German Shorthaired Pointer is able to show the characteristics of a great hunting dog. other than that, as a family dog German Shorthaired Pointer has a friendly nature, intelligent and affectionate.
German Shorthaired Pointer males have a height of 59-64 cm (23-25 ??inches), weight about 25-32 kg (55-70 pounds). for females, height 53-58 cm (21-23 inches), weight about 20-27 kg (45-60 pounds).
German Shorthaired Pointer has a solid body, athletic and muscular. proportional size of the head with her body. head is not too large, the skull slightly rounded at the top, long muzzle with brown nose wide open, almond-shaped eyes medium-sized and dark brown in color, High wide ears set, hanging close to the head. This dog has a solid athletic body with a deep chest, compact and webbed feet. Dewclaws on forelegs may be removed. strong back leads to the tail.
German Shorthaired Pointer has a short coat and thick rough to the touch. This dog has a short undercoat, thick as a strong guard hairs, the coating is very useful to keep the skin remains dry and warm conditions. It is slightly longer at the bottom of the tail, and the back end of the hips and soft, short and thin on the head and ears.
for color, including the liver, heart, liver roan, white, black, dark black (black is not accepted by the American Kennel Club). German standards receive a slightly sandy color known as “Gelber Brand“, although this was not accepted by the British or American Kennel Club.
German Shorthaired Pointer is a friendly dog, intelligent, obedient and affectionate. smart, because they are able to respond and receive training well, eager to learn and is cooperative to understand the most complex orders. Their protective instincts and rock-solid, making them reliable. This dog also has a record as an excellent working dog.
they are very good with children, but need supervision, they are also easy to get along with other family members including other pets like other types of dogs and cats . of course, socialization has an important role to create a harmonious family atmosphere.
They would suit an active family that will give them plenty of opportunities to exercise. Some animals who work so fit and energetic they should be run several times a week.
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German Shorthaired Pointer is able to survive up to 15 years old, on average between 12 to 15 years old. This dog breed with healthy, but also susceptible to some diseases, such as lymphedema, a disorder in which the valve blockage of lymph flow or lymphatic channels play cause tissue to swell from fluid accumulation; Hip dysplasia, a condition that causes dislocation and inequality due to malformations hip joint; eye problems such as entropion, a condition in which the eyelids roll inward, irritating and injuring the eyeball, usually start looking at the age of six months; Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), often called Bloat or Torsion, This is threatening condition life, especially if they are fed one large meal a day, eat rapidly, drink large volumes of water after eating, and exercise vigorously after eating.
German Shorthaired Pointer is also prone to epilepsy, hermaphrodism, mast cell tumors and other skin disorders. highly recommended for eye and hip dysplasia tests, this is a weak point of this dog that needs more attention. Do not forget to give vaccinations to ensure the durability of your dog.
Care and training
German Shorthaired Pointer has a coat that requires regular care, maintenance is done by brushing the coat to cleanse and remove dead hair and to ensure the coat is always in immaculate and excellent condition, if necessary, use shampoo when bathing this dog. for the limbs, especially the cleanliness of the ears should be checked regularly and ensure clean to avoid infection.
German Shorthaired Pointer is an energetic dog. for this dog, training is very important, training includes physical and mental stimulation. The main concern was expected by this dog is exercise. so you have to ensure the dog gets enough daily exercise portion. Sports can be a long jog, fast walk and run with you when you are cycling. Another excellent activities such as hiking, hunting is also necessary. It is important, do not let these dogs without any attention, or you leave it too long. it will cause anxiety, restlessness and eventually the dog will display destructive behavior.
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