German Shorthaired PointerFamilyPet
The German Shorthaired Pointer is known as a great hunter and gun dog who takes commands extremely well. The German Shorthaired Pointer is comfortable outdoors and does well in the elements. This dog will trail, retrieve and point while working with hunting a wide array of game.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is usually either liver or liver/white in color. This dog breed stands approximately 23 to 25 inches tall at their shoulder and can weigh anywhere between 55 to 70 pounds.
In addition to being a gun dog, the German Shorthaired Pointer is also a wonderful family dog. Since this dog is athletic by nature, a family which loves to get outside on a daily basis and do fun outdoor activities will do just fine with the German Shorthaired Pointer. This breed will also show guard dog tendencies and be protective of his family. The German Shorthaired Pointer also has an even temperament and is calm by nature when not on the hunt.
As for grooming issues, the German Shorthaired Pointer has a short coat which makes brushing and bathing easy as can be. This breed does shed more frequently than some other breeds but the shedding can be easily handled with some weekly brushing.
Due to the fact that the German Shorthaired Pointer is a hunting dog, he will need constant daily exercise. Whether taking your dog for daily walks or letting your German Shorthaired Pointer run around outside in a fenced-in yard, it is essential that this pup gets the required amount of exercise.
Whether you are a hunter looking for a gun dog or a family searching for an ideal pet, the German Shorthaired Pointer is a good breed to consider.