Dog Breed profiles
German Longhaired Pointer Breed Profile
German Longhaired Pointer fact file
KC Group: Gundog
Good with children?: Seek breeder advice
Exercise requirement: Lots
Good guard dogs?: Possibly
Moulting level: Low
Jogging partner: Yes
The German Longhaired Pointer (GLP) is regarded as one of the best hunt, point and retrieve breeds. They are naturally loyal and want to please. Early breed characteristics are not recorded - apart from the qualities as a working dog. By the mid 1900s their long haired coat had developed, due to bloodlines bred from Spanish fowling dogs alongside English Setters.
German Longhaired Pointer Character
GLPs love to hunt and can be headstrong. As young dogs their hunting instinct can be difficult to manage but with training this can be controlled.
German Longhaired Pointer Size
GLPs range in height from 58-70cm
German Longhaired Pointer Health
GLPs are generally a healthy breed
German Longhaired Pointer Special Care
Regular grooming and exercise
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