German Longhaired Pointer

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German Longhaired Pointer

The German Longhaired Pointer is a breed of dog originated in Germany, they were bred as a multipurpose dog used to assist hunters in finding and retrieving game, usually birds. This dog is known for its versatility and athleticism, they are also known for their loyal and gentleness ideal as a pet companion in the house for a large or small family.

German Longhaired Pointer Appearance

German Longhaired Pointer has a muscular, elegant, and an athletic body built. Their coat is medium length about 3 to 5 cm (1.2 to 2.0 in) long on the body, with the feathering, it is slightly wavy, but must not be curly. It is not silky or soft, but rather firm and shiny. It always has a double coat, with the undercoat being quite dense, but not so profuse as to make the guard hairs stand out from the body. Brown and white are the standard coat colors of German Longhaired Pointers, and often they are mixed. Some German Longhaired Pointers’ coats may be speckled or roan, both of which meet breed standards. Like other breeds of dog, it is advisable to bathe and groom them as necessary, used the right shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft, silky, and smell good.

They are low-to-moderate shedder, which may make them a good choice for allergy sufferers. Still, their longer coats can trap other allergens and become irritating. German Longhaired Pointer does not fair well in extreme temperatures, in summer hot day, they are not advisable to stay outdoor, because of their double coat they are prone to heatstroke, make sure to give them enough clean cold water and stay them indoors for their safety, put some sunscreen on their body that is prone to sunburn, and if it is winter season make them wear a jacket to keep them warm.

It is best to keep their dental hygiene and nail care properly too, periodontal disease is very common to dog whatever their size, brush their teeth several times a week to help remove tartar and bacteria and maintain the good condition of their teeth. Trim their nails once or twice a month to prevent injury in your dogs, long nails can also cause arthritis or other health concern in dogs. Short, neatly trimmed nails keep the feet in good condition and prevent our dog’s legs and our legs too from getting scratched when they excitedly jump up to greet us.

Size

The German Longhaired Pointer is a medium-size dog weighing around 27-32 kg, their height range from 58-66 cm for females and 60-70 cm for males. Some dogs can be bigger or smaller than their breed’s average.

German Longhaired Pointer Personality

German Longhaired Pointer

Most of the fur parents of the German Longhaired Pointer describe them as a kind, gentle, friendly, and loyal dog. They are also very affectionate to their owner, they love to cuddle with them for a long period of time. Having a yard or a place where they can run freely is advisable, like other dogs they need a daily exercise to keep them fit and healthy. A simple walk in the morning will help them keep healthy and well socialized.

They are also intelligent and easy to train and discipline, with early socialization they can be a good companion with other animals in the house. They can be a good playmate with children too as long as you teach the children how to handle properly the dogs for the safety of the dogs and the children themselves. This breed is also a good watchdog in the house despite their very outgoing nature, they will defend their home from strangers by barking to alert their owner of an intruder.

German Longhaired Pointer Health

German Longhaired Pointer has an average life span of 12 to 14 years, They are generally healthy, but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. Not all of them will get any or all of these diseases but the following are the common diseases they can have.

Hip DysplasiaIt is an abnormal formation of the hip socket that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints.
Dog bloat or gastric torsion (GDV)
It is a twisting of the stomach, which usually occurs because the stomach has become filled with gas. It mainly occurs in deep-chested breeds. There are two likely triggers it, the anxiety and the diet. Either way, if the dog is bloated, it needs an emergency visit to the vet, If this inflated stomach twists, however, the situation rapidly changes from serious to catastrophic.
Skin Fold DermatitisThis condition occurs when skin folds are deep, causing abnormal rubbing and retaining moisture in an area that’s both warm and not well-aerated.
Ear InfectionsIt is a common canine health problem, and it can be caused by allergies, yeast, ear mites, bacteria, hair growth deep in the ear canal, and more.
Canine Eye InflammationThe Canine Eye Inflammation may occur with unknown causes or event but it is often connected to many serious health problems. If your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the outer skin and middle (muscle, connective tissue, and glands) of the eyes it is classified as Blepharitis, and if your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the iris and ciliary body of the uvea of the eye it is classified as anterior uveitis, this may affect your dogs vision and needs meditate veterinarian attention.

How much is German Longhaired Pointer?

In buying to a legit Breeder you can expect to pay $1400 – $5500 to German Longhaired Pointer puppies.

The legit breeder puts a lot of effort into high quality and healthy breeding of dogs. They provide healthy Dog Foods, visit the Vet for check-ups, Vaccinations, Vitamins, and proper Grooming of the dogs. The breeder will coup up all the expenses he/she spent to provide a healthy breed to you so expect a little expensive.

Nowadays hundreds of thousands of dogs are being abandoned that’s why instead of buying I suggest you adopt! Support those in need give them love and a home to stay for the rest of their life.

Note:  The expenses of Taking care of a Dogs does not end in buying one after you bought or adopt your Dog you must provide their necessary needs, like Visit Vet ones a year for their health check-up, Complete and follow up Vaccinations, Foods and provide Vitamins as their maintenance and the most important is Time to play and cuddle with them, I think that’s the most affordable one, giving attention to them, proper care and lots of love from you…

See also: German Shorthaired Pointer

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