German Shorthaired Pointer
Meet the ultimate sport utility dog.
Height: 21 to 25 inches at shoulder
Weight: 45 to 70 pounds (males average 62 pounds, females average 52 pounds)
Coat: short and thick
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Breed Group: Sporting Dogs
This versatile sporting dog hunts many types of game, retrieves on land or from water, and is an affectionate companion. He has a striking, easy-care coat, but he needs plenty of vigorous exercise. If you can provide him with the mental and physical challenges he craves, he'll be your best four-legged friend.
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General Characteristics
Apartment appropriate
Cold tolerance
Dog friendly
Drooling potential
Ease at being home alone
Heat tolerance
Need for exercise
Compatible with kids
Easy to groom
Energy level
General health