German Shorthaired Pointer

Other names: German Shorthaired Pointer, Deutsch Kurzhaar, German Shorthaired Pointer

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The German Shorthaired Pointer is a dog with an appearance full of nobility and pride. The German Shorthaired Pointer is perfectly cut for speed, strength and endurance. Qualities that make him a top-notch pointer.



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Hair type Short
Origin Germany
Template Big
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 25 kg to 32 kg From 58 cm to 63 cm
Male From 25 kg to 32 kg From 62 cm to 66 cm
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History of the breed

The German Shorthaired Pointer is a very old breed of pointer , resulting from a cross between different German and European hunting dogs . First specialized in hunting with nets and the flight of game birds , he then developed a remarkable versatility which earned him a certain popularity with hunters.

Photos of German Shorthaired Pointer

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Physical features

His hair: short, tight, hard in texture, evenly covering the whole body. Thinner and shorter on the head and on the ears.
Its color: brown, with or without small white marks on the chest and on the limbs. White with brown markings on the head and speckles of the same color on the body. Black with the same shades as for the brown or roan dog.
His head: dry, well defined. The skull is rather large and rounded. The stop is only moderately marked. The muzzle is long, wide and thick, making it easier to carry game.
His ears: set high, moderately long, falling flat along the head.
His eyes: dark brown in color and medium in size.
His body: harmoniously built. The withers are marked, the back firm and well muscled, the croup wide and sufficiently long.
Its tail: attached high, moderately long, thick at its attachment and gradually tapering off. Hanging at rest, carried horizontally when the dog is in action.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The German Shorthaired Pointer is a dog with a balanced personality . Completely reliable , balanced in his reactions, he is neither fearful nor aggressive . He is also not particularly shy. When hunting, he shows endurance and tenacity . As a family, the German Shorthaired Pointer is a most pleasant companion who adores his master and gets along very well with children .

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The education of the German Shorthaired Pointer   is not really complicated . Undertaken early enough and in a measured manner (firmness and softness), it results in a balanced dog. He nevertheless has his small character even if he knows how to assert his obedience and intelligence.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

The German Shorthaired Pointer is not made to live in an apartment and be inactive . He is happier in the countryside , surrounded by nature, with the possibility of exerting himself and accompanying his master during hunting parties or long walks. It can adapt to city life if it has a large fenced garden.


Ease of gaining weight

The German Shorthaired Pointer breed is said to be predisposed to certain diseases, including the following: stomach upset or dilation, dermatological conditions, and sometimes eye rubles (corneal dystrophy, entropion).

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 7 and 12 puppies

To guard against these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends insurance for a German Shorthaired Pointer dog .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 12 years old

Maximum: 14 years

The life expectancy of a German Shorthaired Pointer is, on average, between 12 and 14 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The German Shorthaired Pointer is very easy to care for . Regular brushing is enough to keep it clean.

It is recommended to brush the dog once a week . It should be carefully inspected, especially the inside of the ears, after each outing in the forest.

Price and budget

Purchase price

€ 600
1000 €

The purchase price of a German Shorthaired Pointer is between 600 € and 1000 €.

Annual maintenance cost


The annual maintenance cost of a German Shorthaired Pointer is between NC and NC.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

The German Shorthaired Pointer needs long and frequent exercise . A simple, short daily walk is not enough for him. He must remain active and be able to evolve freely as much as possible.


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 7: Pointing dogs

Recognized by FCI

Since 1954


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