Dog Breed Guide: German Shorthaired Pointer
By: Dr. Fiona, a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the German Shorthaired Pointer
Height (to base of neck): 23-25″
Weight: 55-70 lbs
Color: Dark brown (liver), black, or either liver and white or black and white. The head is commonly a solid color and the body is speckled or “ticked.”
Origin: 19th Century Germany
Coat: Water resistant, short and flat coat with a dense undercoat which is protected by stiff guard hairs.
Life Expectancy: 9-12 years
Energy level: High
Exercise needs: high
Is a German Shorthaired Pointer the Right Dog Breed for You?
The German Shorthaired Pointer was bred as a working dog and therefore does best as part of an active family. They are even-tempered, very intelligent and highly trainable when with a devoted owner. They can be a loyal family watchdog as well. This breed can verge on hyperactive without consistent exercise. The short coat sheds, but grooming is minimal. They are best suited to a lifestyle that includes a lot of exercise and activity.
5 Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the German Shorthaired Pointer
According to the number of dog insurance claims Pets Best receives
|Medical Issue||Average Claim Amount||Most Expensive Claim|
|Lipoma (Fatty Tumor)||$492||$2,680|
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