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German Shorthaired Pointer

  • Between Children – 8/10
  • Trainability – 9/10
  • Exercise Need – 8/10
  • Energy Level – 9/10
  • Acting – 7/10
  • Between Other Dogs – 7/10
  • Between Other Animals – 6/10
  • Protectionism – 6/10
  • Average Life Time – 6/10

The German Short-Haired Pointer dog, which has very athletic movements both on land and in the water, is a great hunter who is never tired.


The history of German Shorthaired Pointer dogs dates back to the 17th century. This breed, which was produced by crossbreeding by human hands, was frequently used for hunting until the middle of the 19th century. This breed, which first appeared with the Spanish Pointer breed and the crossbreeding of local hunting dogs used in the region, managed to spread in a short time thanks to its loyal nature and superior smelling abilities.

These dogs, which were taken to England after Germany, can be seen all over Europe. The first date German Short-haired Pointer dogs came out of Europe was 1925. After being taken to the USA by Charles Thornton, German pointers, recognized as a new breed by all dog organizations within 5 years, thus began to be produced and kept under control all over the world.

Weight – Dimensions

This breed is quite large. While their weight can reach up to 30 kilos, they can grow up to 65 centimeters in length.

Average Life Time

The German Shorthaired Pointer breed can live up to 15 years.


German Shorthaired Pointer dogs are very loyal, intelligent, and friendly. These dogs, who enjoy spending time with their owner, do not like to stay alone. If it is left alone for a long time at home or in the garden, it must be fed with an animal to accompany it.

This highly active breed needs to be socialized from childhood, just like every dog. If it is introduced to people from a young age and found in crowded environments, it does not show any signs of aggression.

German Short-haired Pointer dogs, which have a very high score in terms of trainability, learn all kinds of tricks in a very short time. Even people who have no previous educational experience can easily train this race.


German Short-Haired Pointer dogs must be exercised regularly. These highly active dogs will want to run constantly and be on the move throughout the day. Therefore, it is recommended to feed in a garden surrounded by high fences rather than feeding in the house.

Between Children

German Shorthaired Pointer dogs, who are very good friends with children thanks to their high energy level, do not have any signs of aggression. It seems to be overprotective especially against the children he grew up with.

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