Dog Breeds - German Shorthaired Pointer

Breed :            Sporting
Weight:            Male: 55-70; Female: 45-60 lbs
Height:            Male: 23-25; Female: 21-23 inches
Color(s):    Liver or combinations of liver and white

German Short Haired Pointer Breed Information:
The German Short haired Pointer was developed in Germany for the purpose of hunting during the 19th century. It is good for working on land as well as in water. It has tough legs with webbed feet which allow it to move fast and turn swiftly. They have a balanced body with a slim body and a fine (elegant) head.

German Short haired Pointer Health and Diseases:
Most dogs of this breed are strong and hardy and have a robust constitution and live up to 12 to 15 years. However, Mayor B. Loney, who published an article in a magazine in April 2003 suggests that the breed may be prone to a number of diseases like any other breeds because of their breeding. These include:
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Eye diseases
  • Epilepsy
  • Skin cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Skin infections