German Shorthaired Pointer Puppies
The German shorthaired pointer is a dog breed that was developed in the 19th century in Germany. It was initially bred for hunting. It is well adapted for its original purpose. It is streamlined and powerful with strong legs that enable it to move swiftly. Its ears are floppy and set high on the head. The muzzle is both broad and long and pretty strong. This enables it to retrieve heavy game easily. Its profile is strong or straight Roman nosed. Its eyes are brown with the darker eyes being more desirable. The tail is usually docked though this practice is prohibited in a number of countries. The dog has webbed feet just like all German pointers.
The German shorthaired pointer puppy San Diego has a short and flat coat. Its undercoat is pretty dense and protected by stiff guard hairs. The coat is water resistant and keeps the breed warm even in the cold weather. The colors of the coat include dark brown and black or either black and white or liver and white. The head is either solid or nearly solid colored. The body is speckled with white and liver. Roan colored coats are also common and may have or lack patching. It is also common to find solid black and solid liver colors. A dog with yellow coat or eye colors is usually disqualified. The German shorthaired pointer puppies San Diego are so colored to offer camouflage during winter.
The San Diego German shorthaired pointer is one of the most energetic breeds. It has natural hunting nature. It is intelligent, protective, and always willing and eager to please. It adores human companion. It loves engaging in activities with its family such as long walks, jogs, hikes, hunting or games of Frisbee. It is not suited for kennel life. It is great with children.
The energy levels and dominancy varies from one German shorthaired pointer puppy San Diego to another. All in all, it is important to note that all puppies require more activity because of their high energy levels. They need daily vigorous exercises. They are recommended for the active family. If there is a communication breach, the San Diego German shorthaired pointer may embrace the dominant role and will not listen to what it is told. It needs to be told that it is beneath its master. Lack of leadership and exercise will cause it to be destructive and nervous.
The German shorthaired pointer puppies San Diego are healthy breeds. They may, however, suffer from epilepsy, hermaphrodism, lymphedema and hip dysplasia. Minor health concerns include entropion, VWD, OCD, CHD, pannus and mast cell tumors.
On a daily basis, the breed requires sufficient exercises. The exercises may include long walks, jogs or runs alongside you on a bicycle. When unexercised, the dog will become destructive and restless. The smooth coat needs regular brushing. Rubbing the coat with a towel will leave it gleaming. The breed is an average shedder.
Height: 21 to 25 inches
Weight: 45 to 70 pounds
12 to 15 years
Widely used as a family pet. It is still used in hunting.