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German Shorthaired Pointer Breed Overview

Want to bring home an adorable German Shorthaired Pointer puppy for sale? You’ve come to the right place. At Keystone Puppies, our mission is to help German Shorthaired Pointer puppies find their forever homes. In addition to German Shorthaired Pointers, we work with a range of other breeds — including Chocolate Labs, Dalmatians, Vizlas, and more! All our puppies are bred with the highest standards of ethical integrity — free of common genetic defects that impact less responsible breeders — and are raised in happy homes where they’re treated like part of the family before becoming part of yours!

The German Shorthaired Pointer is a versatile hunting dog that was developed in Germany in the 19th century. The breed is a descendant of the German Bird Dog, which was used for hunting quail and other small game birds. The Shorthaired Pointer was bred to be a versatile hunter that could be used for a variety of game, including waterfowl, deer, and rabbits. The breed quickly gained popularity in Germany and soon spread to other European countries.

Today, the breed is widely considered to be one of the best all-around hunting dogs. In addition to being an excellent hunter, the German Shorthaired Pointer is also a loyal and affectionate companion. Thanks to its friendly disposition and trainability, the breed has been successfully used as a therapy dog and service dog. Whether you’re looking for a hunting partner or a loyal friend, the German Shorthaired Pointer is an excellent choice.

  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Weight: 45 - 70 lbs
  • Height: 21 - 25 inches
  • Color: According to the American Kennel Club, the breed should have a coat that is solid liver or a combination of liver and white, including ticked, liver patched and white ticked, or liver roan.

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Shorthaired Pointer Puppies Temperament

The German Shorthaired Pointer is an intelligent, active breed that makes an excellent companion for active people and families. They are outgoing and friendly, and they love to play fetch and go for walks.

These pups are also very loyal and protective of their owners, making them great guard dogs. However, they can be a bit stubborn at times, and they require plenty of exercise to stay happy and healthy. If you are looking for a high-energy dog that will keep you entertained and safe, the German Shorthaired Pointer is a great choice.

German Shorthaired Pointer Puppy Health Considerations

Though generally very happy and long-lived — with an average lifespan of around 13-15 years — our German Shorthaired Pointers for sale are not without their unique health concerns. Like every breed of dog, there are a few conditions you should be aware of before you consider purchasing one of our Shorthaired Pointer puppies for sale. Understanding the risks allows you to know the signs and prevent small health concerns from turning into big ones.

German Shorthaired Pointer puppies are at a somewhat elevated risk for developing the following conditions:

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Cancer

Some of the most common health concerns for German Shorthaired Pointers include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and cancer. Hip and elbow dysplasia are both degenerative joint conditions that can cause pain and mobility problems.

Cancer is also a serious concern for German Shorthaired Pointers, with the breed having a higher than average incidence of certain types of cancer, such as lymphoma and hemangiosarcoma. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to help reduce the risk of these health concerns. For example, German Shorthaired Pointers should be fed a healthy diet and given regular exercise to help maintain their joint health.

With some basic knowledge of the breed’s health concerns, you can be sure to give your Shorthaired Pointer the best possible chance at a long and healthy life. Finding a German Shorthaired puppy for sale from a reputable breeder can also dramatically — although, not eliminate — the risk of your dog developing some of these conditions. At Keystone Puppies, we work exclusively with experienced breeders who are committed to producing healthy & happy pups. To learn more about what we do to ensure your pup’s quality of life, read about the Keystone Puppies Health Guarantee!

Shorthaired Pointer Puppies Coat & Coat Care

The German Shorthaired Pointer has a short, dense coat that is water-resistant and easy to care for. The coat is typically a solid color, though it can also be liver-and-white or black-and-white.

Weekly brushing will help to remove dead hair and keep the coat healthy. The coat should be trimmed around the feet and ears to prevent matting. German Shorthaired Pointers also need their nails trimmed regularly. When bathing your Shorthaired Pointer, use a mild shampoo made specifically for dogs. Be sure to rinse thoroughly to avoid skin irritation. German Shorthaired Pointers are an active breed, so they may need more frequent bathing than other dogs.

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