German Rough-haired Pointer

Life expectancy

12 years

Age adult

30 months

Height (Shoulder height)

65 cm

Weight

30 kg

Coat texture

short-haired / stiff/rigid / beard and bushy eyebrows

Coat color

brown, brown speckled

Common illnesses

dysplasia of the hip joint / elbow dysplasia / enropion / myasthenia gravis / coagulopathy

Food expenses per month in €

about € 68

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather not

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather yes

First dog suitable

Rather not

Allergy friendly

Rather not

Athletic

Very atletic

Attention

Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Low grooming effort

Eager to learn

Medium

Exercise

Needs a lot of exercise

Nature

friendly / balanced / likes hunting / independent

Bred for

hunting dog, hound

Common illnesses

dysplasia of the hip joint / elbow dysplasia / enropion / myasthenia gravis / coagulopathy

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 Rough-haired Pointer descends from ancient rough-haired herding dogs, which go back unitl the 16th century. He is a versatile hunting dog, and is also calm and relaxed.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.