German Longhaired Pointer

Large Size

Moderate shedding

Not good for first time owners

The German Longhaired Pointer is one of the oldest gundogs and is the result of some finetuning to the original Pointer type with some setter and spaniel input to create a faster, less stubborn dog.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Someone that wants an all-round gundog and has the energy to keep up!

Not the best for ...

A part-time pet parent. GLPs need oodles of exercise, love mental stimulation and training, and don't like being apart from their humans. They are pretty much a full-time job!

Aliases

GLP

Cross between

None

Origin

Germany

Size

Large
Large - but would still fit in a small car

Exercise Needs

High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!

Coat

Jacket and skinny trousers
Any feathering can get knotty. Some coats self-clean by depositing mud all over the kitchen floor.

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

11 years

Good first dog?

No

HOW IT WORKS

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