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German Longhaired Pointer Breed Profile

German Longhaired Pointer fact file

KC Group: Gundog
Size: Medium
Good with children?: Seek breeder advice
Exercise requirement: Lots
Good guard dogs?: Possibly
Moulting level: Low
Grooming: Moderate
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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