German Shorthair Pointers are very affectionate dogs, very keen learners and always motivated to please. However, they can sometimes seem a little aloof due to their soft and sensible nature.
German Shorthair Pointers are perfect for the very active family. They are happiest with a person by their side 24/7.
They love and adore kids of any age, but require lots of energy-burning activities on a daily basis. For this reason, they might not suit a family with very young children or who don't have enough time for a dog.
German Shorthair Pointers are great all-rounders. If you're into agility or any dog sport, they'll be there to please and show off. And as long as their daily activity levels are met, they are also happy to chill on the couch with you for hours.
They are big cuddle machines that won't leave your side unless they see an opportunity to chase. They are hunting dogs by nature and will point and retrieve whenever they get a chance.
Their health issues are low but this breed is prone to skin conditions and allergies.
|Life expectancy:||12-15 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Average|