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German shorthaired pointer Breed Information

This breed was originally developed in Germany, around the 19th century. They were mainly used a shunting dogs. They were developed from, Spanish pointers and also Blood hounds. This breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in the year 1925. This breed even though is bred from Spanish mastiffs; they are slightly smaller than them. They have broad and also hanging ears, which is set high in their head. The coat covering the body of this breed is short and also dense. It is sleek and also smooth to touch. They are available in liver and white combination. The tail of this breed is usually docked right after their birth. They are highly intelligent and also smart in every ways. They are friendly and also gentle in nature. They get easily attached to their master and also family, and doesn’t likes to be left alone for long. They are great choice as companion dogs. They might get aggressive around strangers and also other unfamiliar animals; this should be avoided by proper socialization and also trainer. This breed should be trained by a firm and also confident trainer. They are loud barkers, and often alert their master with loud barks. They can be protective of their master and also their family. The average height and weight of a healthy male German shorthaired pointer is 24 inches to 26 inches and 55 pounds to 70 pounds respectively. In case of females, the average height and weight is 21 inches to 24 inches and 45 pounds to 65 pounds respectively. This breed is not suitable for apartments as they are loud barkers and also very energetic. If you try to confine this breed in a small space, they might get destructive. They need a large yard to run around and spent off their energy. They should be taken out for daily exercises, as it provides them with mental as well as physical stability. This breed is very easy to groom. They should be brushed and also combed daily. Their coat should be wiped off with a wet cloth in order to remove all the dirt from their body and to make the coat remain sleek. This breed is mainly prone to health conditions such as hip dysplasia, cancer and also entropion. The average life expectancy of this breed is 12 years to 15 years.

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