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German long haired pointer Breed Information

German long haired pointer was originally developed in Germany. This breed was earlier used as gundogs, and has relation to German short haired pointer. This breed is not bulky but is muscular in appearance. They are athletic and also elegant. They have webbed feet, which makes them swift in their movement. The coat covering the body of this breed is medium in length. The coat is also covered with long featherings. They are wavy in texture and smooth and glossy in appearance. This breed is available in dark brown and also black colour. The average height and weight of a male German long haired pointer is 61 cm to 72 cm and 32 kg. In case of female German long haired pointers the average height and weight is 59 cm to 67 cm and 30 kg to 31 kg. They usually have a gentle and calm nature. They are loving and affectionate towards their master and also the family. They are very good choice as household companions. They are calm and playful with children, and remain unaffected with the presence of other household pets. They are not suitable in apartments, and need sufficient amount of exercise to keep them happy and also busy. They can be bored easily, and if bored they can turn very destructive in nature. They are good swimmers and also runners. They can get stubborn and also get very aggressive at times. This should be avoided by proper training. They should be trained by confident calm and also firm leader. They can get aggressive when around strangers and also unfamiliar dogs. This should be avoided by proper socialization from an early age. They can easily get attached to the family, and tends to stay close to them. They are generally a healthy breed, but are affected by ear infections. The owner should be careful regarding the ears of this breed. Their ears should be cleaned regularly in order to avoid ear infections. They should be combed and brushed regularly in order to avoid matting. The average life expectancy of this breed is 10 years to 15 years.

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