German Pointer

Multiple illustrations of the various positions and postures of a German Pointer dog

German Shorthaired Pointers are a breed of medium-sized bred as an all-purpose social hunting dog in 19th century Germany. With a versatile and streamlined powerful body that performs well on land or water, German Pointers are an enthusiastic, willing and agile athletic breed considered by many to have a ‘Noble’ and ‘Aristocratic’ character. German Shorthaired Pointers have a short and durable flat liver-colored coat that is either patterned or solid.

The average German Pointer has an overall height of 21.0"-25.0" (53-64 cm), withers height of 25.0"-29.5" (64-75 cm), and body length of 34.0"-41.0" (86-104 cm). A typical German Pointer weighs between 45-70 lb (20-32 kg) and has a lifespan of roughly 10-16 years.

How big is a German Pointer?
German Pointers have standing heights of roughly 30” | 76 cm with males having a withers (shoulder) height of 23"-25" | 58-64 cm and females with a withers height of 21”-23” | 53-58 cm. Males weigh between 55-70 lb | 25-32 kg while females weigh from 45-60 lb | 20-27 kg.

How long does a German Pointer live?
German Pointers have an average life expectancy of 10-12 years with an upper maximum lifespan of 15-17 years.
What is the temperament of a German Pointer?
German Pointers are an enthusiastic, willing and agile athletic dog breed considered by many to have a ‘Noble’ and ‘Aristocratic’ character.


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21.0"-25.0" | 53-64 cm
34.0"-41.0" | 86-104 cm
Withers Height:
25.0"-29.5" | 64-75 cm
45-70 lb | 20-32 kg

Height (Withers):
23.0"-25.0" | 58-64 cm
Height (Standing): 26.5"-29.5" | 67-75 cm
36.5"-41.0" | 93-104 cm
Weight: 55-70 lb | 25-32 kg

Height (Withers): 21.0”-23.0” | 53-58 cm
Height (Standing): 25.0"-26.5" | 64-67 cm
34.0"-36.5" | 86-93 cm
Weight: 45-60 lb | 20-27 kg

Color: Patterned or solid reddish brown (liver) on white, short and flat coat
Temperament: Friendly, intelligent, willing, enthusiastic
Uses: Sporting, hunting, companion

Breed Size:
10-16 years


Drawings include:
German Pointer side elevation (standing), side (sitting), front (standing), front (sitting), laying down (side)

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