Saint Germain Pointer

Life expectancy

13 years

Age adult

29 months

Height (Shoulder height)

58 cm


25 kg

Coat texture

short-haired / smooth / dense

Coat color


Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Food expenses per month in €

about € 57

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather yes

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather yes

First dog suitable

Rather yes

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 / likes hunting / loyal

Bred for

hunting dog, hound

Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

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 Saint Germain Pointer is inrelligent, but needs a lot of mental exercise, in order to remain a pleasent companion. Ideally, this breed is used for hunting, then they are relaxed family-dogs as well. Most helpful to maintain the dog's wellbeing would be a house with a big garden.

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.