German Shorthaired Pointer

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German Shorthaired Pointers are versatile hunting dogs capable of hunting almost any type of small game. This breed?s temperament separates it from the other pointers in that it seems to have a distinct, ?Yes I can do it!? attitude.This breed never says never when it comes to working. They learn very quickly while at work, and make an ideal family pet for an active home. They require daily exercise, ongoing training and reinforcement. They have a soft, sweet temperament and are eager to please. They are a very vocal breed and will even ?sing? for you when they?re happy.

Size: 
MALE : 70lbs (32kg)FEMALE : 50lbs (23kg)
Common ailments: 

Hip, Eye,ÿAutoimmune weakness, Brain disorder, Epilepsy.

Temperament: 

German Shorthaired Pointers make excellent family dogs, but because of their exuberant nature they need ongoing supervision around very small children. They get along reasonably well with other dogs, and cats.

Trivia: 
The first AKC Licensed Specialty Show for the German Shorthaired Pointer was held in Chicago on March 29-30, 1941 at the International Kennel Club Show. (Credit:ÿ<a href="http://www.akc.org/" target="_blank">AKC.org</a>)
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