Long-haired German Pointing Dog

Other names: Langhaar, Deutsche Langhaar, German Longhaired Pointer

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The German Longhaired Pointing Dog is a sturdy and elegantly built dog. Muscular and with a lot of substance, it does not, however, give off an impression of heaviness.

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Hair type Long
Origin Germany
Template Big
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 25 kg to 30 kg From 58 cm to 66 cm
Male From 25 kg to 30 kg From 60 cm to 70 cm
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History of the breed

Its versatility in hunting, the German Longhaired Pointing Dog has acquired it by inheriting the qualities of the varieties whose contributions have made it possible to shape the breed. One counts, among his ancestors, Dogs of Oysel, of water, of around, as well as brachets. It was towards the end of the 19th century that the first dog breeding German stop longhaired began. That of Baron von Schorlemer served as the basis for the development of current standards .

Physical features

His hair: long, but not excessively. 3 to 5 cm in length and lying flat on the back and sides of the trunk. A little longer on the underside of the neck, chest and stomach. Shorter on the head. Wavy and fringed on the ears. The outer coat is shiny, smooth or slightly wavy all over the body, dense, firm, and associated with a well-developed undercoat. Presence of fringes also on the posterior surfaces.
Its color: unicolour brown, two-tone (brown with white markings or speckles), dark or light roan or trout.
His head: rather elongated. The skull is slightly domed, the stop slightly declining without abrupt breakage, the nose is brown in color, the lips not excessively covering, the jaws well developed and articulated in scissors, the zygomatic arches less marked.
His ears: moderately low set, slightly forward facing, drooping and generously trimmed with fringes.
His eyes: dark brown in color.
His body: the neckline gives off an impression of strength and nobility, the back is straight and solid, the kidney well muscled, the croup wide and slightly inclined, the rib cage wide and well let down.
Its tail: carried horizontally with the last third a little raised.

Behavior and character

Affectionate
Calm
Protective
Independent
Hunter
Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The Long-haired German Pointing Dog shows off its remarkable versatility on hunting grounds. Its FCI standard emphasizes its ability to work in the plains as well as in the marshes and in covered terrain, before and after firing. A dog with a balanced and calm temperament , the German Longhaired Pointing Dog is also a very good daily companion for his master and his family.

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Education

Clever
Obedient

While most hunting dogs are said to be less docile, the German Longhaired Pointing Dog is found to be rather obedient and easy to train . His tranquility, his attachment to his master and his taste for work contribute to this to a great extent.

Living conditions

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

The Long-haired German Pointing Dog will always prefer natural living settings with large spaces , but can adapt to city life if he is outdoors and stimulated enough.

Health

Solid
Ease of gaining weight

The Long-haired German Pointing Dog is a robust dog with solid health and no predisposition to any particular disease. Its double coat gives it a fairly good protection against the cold and bad weather.

Hypoallergenic breed

No

Litter size

Between 4 and 6 puppies

Major concerns
Hip dysplasia
Elbow dysplasia
Occasional concerns
Otitis
Suggested tests
Elbow
Hip

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 12 years old

Maximum: 14 years

The life expectancy of a German Longhaired Pointing Dog 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 Long-haired German Pointing Dog is subject to 2 annual moults during which more frequent and more thorough brushing is required to remove dead hair. For the rest, its maintenance does not present any particular difficulty .

It is recommended to brush the dog twice a week and more frequently during the moulting period. It can be groomed every 6 months or so.

Inspect the inside of his ears, hair and pads after outings, and trim his nails when they get too long. His teeth need to be brushed frequently in order to eliminate the build-up of tartar and the proliferation of bacteria.

Price and budget

Purchase price

Mini
€ 600
Maxi
900 €

The purchase price of a German Longhaired Pointing Dog is between € 600 and € 900.

Annual maintenance cost

Mini
€ 600
Maxi
800 €

The annual maintenance cost of a German Longhaired Pointing Dog is between € 600 and € 800.

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Food

The Long – haired German Pointing Dog needs a balanced and quality diet , adapted to its level of physical activity, its size and its age.

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Physical activity

Athletic
Energy level
Potential to play

Although blessed with a calm temperament, the German Longhaired Pointing Dog needs regular and lasting activities . 2 long daily walks are recommended.

Competitions

Classifications & Standards
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(UKC) United Kennel Club
(AKC) American Kennel Club
(KC) The Kennel Club
(CKC) Canadian Kennel Club

Others

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FCI Information

FCI No.

117

FCI Group

Group 7: Pointing dogs

Recognized by FCI

Since 1954

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