ALL ABOUT™ GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER
German Shorthaired Pointer Puppy & Breed Information
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The German Shorthaired Pointer traces his roots back to the German Bird Dog, English Foxhound and Spanish Pointer, judiciously crossed with the elegant English Pointer to create clean lines, sound temperament and longevity. The German Shorthair can be vocal but he is not a barker.
German Shorthaired Pointer Coat, Color, Care: He has a short, easy-care coat that feels tough to the hand except for the head and ears which are smooth as sick and invite stroking.
German Shorthaired Pointer Personality: He has inherited equally from his stolid and enthusiastic ancestors, making him a serious worker with a “good guy” personality. The German Shorthair is not flighty or nervous but he does have energy to spare and is willing to do whatever is asked.
Exercise Requirements: German Shorthaired Pointers thrive on regular outdoor exercise. A large fenced yard for chasing a Frisbee will do but he will never turn down a good romp with the kids and unwinding in play will prevent nervous habits such as chewing or licking.
Health Concerns: Health Concerns: Hip dysplasia is common with large, fast growing breeds but can be modified by diet and proper exercise. Eye problems such as entropion can occur and lymphedema, hermaphrodisim, von Willibrands Disease, or gastric torsion has been noted. Allergies, itching, or thyroid imbalance is most often the result of environmental factors, including medication side effects. A partially home-cooked diet free of preservatives, dyes, and chemicals, supplemented with vitamins and fish oils may prevent or correct such disorders.
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