German Long Haired Pointer

Thinking about purchasing an German Long Haired Pointer? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the German Long Haired Pointer breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.

Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis.

Fundamental requirements for a being a good German Long Haired Pointer owner;

Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the German Long Haired Pointer and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.

Questions you may want to ask an German Long Haired Pointer Breeder:

It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new German Long Haired Pointer and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."

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German Long Haired Pointer Breed Profile

The German Long-Haired Pointer (Deutsch Langhaar) is the rarest of the German Pointers and is closely related to the Large Münsterländer, the Small Münsterländer, and the Wachtelhund which is similar to the English Springer Spaniel. Of these, only the German Long-Haired Pointer is recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club. In Germany, the breed is highly regarded as a versatile gun dog and family companion but he is rare in North America.

Type: Gundog

Height: 25 to 27.5 inches
66 lbs.

Colors: Brown, various roan colors, and brown with white or roan.
Hair is light, smooth or slightly wavy with good undercoat.

Activity: The German Long Haired Pointer is active and needs plenty of outdoor exercise

Country of Origin: Germany
The German Long Haired Pointer was developed in the 19th century to produce a long haired gun-dog with greater versatility.

First Registered by the AKC: -
AKC Group:
Sporting Dog
Registries: CKC, AKC, UKC, KC, FCI

German Long Haired Pointers


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