German Longhaired Pointer can be an excellent choice if you cultivate affinity for hunting. Great proved to be a helper to the hunters of feathered animals.
GERMAN LONGHAIRED POINTER: HISTORY
1818 one newspaper described the breed as a very capable before and after shooting a rifle. German Pointers are mixed with English, so were formed and this breed.
This dog, however, poorly housed, even in their home country, Germany. Since 1879, raise pure race, but the 1897 Schorcemer baron wrote the first standard for this dog.
GERMAN LONGHAIRED POINTER: APPEARANCE AND ANATOMY
German Longhaired Pointer is muscular, elegant and lively dog. It is very nice and well built. It stands out when with their attitude shows the animals in hunting. In any context has the athletic characteristics. Is set low.
The average size of males is 23 to 28 inches, while the average size of females is from 23 to 26 inches.
Breed weight is in the range of 66 lbs to 77 lbs.
HEAD: slightly rounded, the length of the skull and muzzle similar.
NOSE: brown, cloth, curved, not narrow.
LIPS: do not overlap completely.
JAW: not sophisticated.
EYES: dark brown, eyes overlapping the eyeball, medium size.
EARS: set high, directed forward.
NECK: powerful, extended topline, not short.
BACK: flat, solid, muscular.
TAIL: without upright posture, well coated.
FRONT LEGS: when the dog is standing, are vertical.
REAR LEGS: viewed from the rear, vertical.
FEET: cores and tidy pads.
SKIN: without conscription, a splendid to body.
FUR: medium density, well fitting, on the underside longer, firm, slightly wavy.
COLOR: brown, brown with white or flecked markings, dark or bright sprayed, black and white, yellow arson.
GERMAN LONGHAIRED POINTER: CHARACTER AND BEHAVIOR
German Longhaired Pointer is a very obedient dog. At a command owner, react immediately. It is balanced and has a calm temperament. It likes to work, it’s great for the natural environment and loves swimming in rivers, ponds, lakes and seas. It is easy to train. It’s hard to annoy and primarily relies on its highly sophisticated flair.
GERMAN LONGHAIRED POINTER: ADAPTATION AND CONDITIONS OF LIFE
German Longhaired Pointer is one of the very active dogs. The origin of the dog says it all. Therefore requires a lot of movement during the day. Ideally the daily running outdoors. This is very important, so that the dog remain in good physical shape. It’s not recommended as a home dog. Why? Because his natural habitat is forests and open space. Because of this will be very difficult to adjust to the house. It is also necessary swimming from time to time, which is difficult to provide in urban living conditions. Maybe it would be a happy dog in the village or a small town along the river.
GERMAN LONGHAIRED POINTER SEEN BY CHILDREN
GERMAN LONGHAIRED POINTER: HEALTH PROBLEMS AND CARE
German Longhaired Pointer can be adapted to all temperature conditions. Long hair will keep it from cold and moisture. But such hair requires regular maintenance. Brushing and expelling dead hairs need to perform every day. They do not have any genetic disorders. The ears are prone to infections, which avoids regular cleaning, especially after bathing.
From frequent health problems occurs hip dysplasia and occasionally entropy and progressive atrophy of the cornea. Occasionally is recommended controls of hips and eyes.
The lifespan of the breed German Longhaired Pointer is over 12 years.