• German Shorthaired Pointer

    The German Shorthaired Pointer has an aristocratic and well-balanced look. The breed's overall structure suggests power, endurance, and agility.

  • Group: Sporting
    Lifespan: 10–14 yr
    Height: 21–25 in
    Weight: 42–79 lb

  • Care

    The German Shorthaired Pointer's grooming needs are relatively few. Most of the year, weekly brushing is all it takes to keep the breed's coat looking good. During periods of heavy shedding, your GSP will need frequent brushing to remove loose hairs and prevent them from ending up in unwanted places. It's also smart to trim nails regularly to keep them short and tidy. Overgrown nails can split and become painful, or lead to issues walking or running. In addition to professional dental cleanings, establish an at-home dental care routine that includes regular daily teeth brushing. Though that may seem ambitious, maintaining good dental hygiene is essential for the overall long-term health of all dogs.

    German Shorthaired Pointers are prone to bloat (also known as twisted stomach). To help prevent this condition, don't feed your dog immediately after any kind of vigorous activity. And wait at least an hour after meals before allowing them to run or exercise.

  • Disorders

    Hip dysplasia
    acral mutilation syndrome, Subaortic stenosis, Cataracts, Disorders of sexual development - sexual reversal, Entropion, Hemivertebra, lupoid dermatosis, Progressive retinal atrophy, Third eyelid (nictitating membrane) abnormalities - "cherry eye", on Willebrand's disease
    X-linked muscular dystrophy

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.