German longhaired pointer

Life expectancy

12 years

Age adult

30 months

Height (Shoulder height)

65 cm


30 kg

Coat texture

medium length / undercoat / wavy / short straight hair on the face / legs feathered

Coat color

brown, brown with white, brown-grey

Common illnesses

dysplasia of the hip joint / von Willebrand disease

Food expenses per month in €

about € 68

Suitable for children

Rather not

Needs a garden

Rather not

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather yes

First dog suitable

Rather not

Allergy friendly

Rather not


Very atletic


Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Low grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


friendly / balanced / clingy / likes hunting / calm

Bred for

hunting dog, hound / pointing dog

Common illnesses

dysplasia of the hip joint / von Willebrand disease

Dog type according to FCI

pointing dogs

FCI description

These hunting dogs should track down the hair or feather-game, however not hunt themselves. They show the hunter by pointing where the game is and remain in the typical position until the hunter is close enough to the shot and the command is given to scare the game away. Finding, stalking and storming are their tasks, so living in the city is not suitable. These intelligent, sporty dogs need hunting activities or species-appropriate alternative employment in order to be physically and mentally busy. Most of them are closely bound to their humans, so ask yourself if you can meet these demands.

Short description

The German longhaired pointer is a big and elegant hunting dog with a calrm and well-tempered nature. He is eager to learn, but needs to act ut his passion for hunting. He is only suitable for hunters.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.