German Longhaired Pointer: Dog Breed Information

Country of origin: Germany
Shoulder height: 60 – 66 cm
Weight: 30 kg
Age: 12 – 14 years
Color: brown, brown with white, brown mold
Use: hunting dog

The German Longhaired Pointer is a large, elegant hunting dog with a calm, good-natured personality. It is considered to be submissive and easy to handle, but must be able to live out its passion for hunting and therefore only belongs in the hands of a hunter.

Origin and history

The German Longhaired Pointer is one of the oldest German pointer breeds. It is descended from the medieval hawk and Spanish dogs crossed with the French Epagneul. The German Longhaired Pointer has been bred as a pure breed since 1879 and is now a widespread hunting dog.


The appearance of the German Longhaired Pointer has remained almost unchanged over the centuries. It is a strong, muscular dog with a harmonious physique and is one of the larger dogs with a shoulder height of over 60 cm. It has a noble, elongated head with dark eyes and long, well-fringed hanging ears. The tail is long and carried straight.

The fur of the German Longhaired Pointer is about 3.5 cm long, and the hair on the underside of the neck, on the chest, on the belly, and the tail is slightly longer. The fur consists of smooth or slightly wavy top hair and a dense undercoat. The German Longhaired Pointer comes in the colors solid brown, brown with white, or brown roan.


The German Longhaired Pointer is a pointing dog that is suitable for a wide variety of types of hunting. It is well suited for forest hunting, and hunting on tracks and trails and has game sharpness. It also works well as a bloodhound, and as a scavenger dog in the woods, fields, and water.

The German Longhaired Pointer is a friendly, even-tempered, and strong-willed dog with a controlled temperament and a calm demeanor. It is affectionate, peaceful, and submissive. The upbringing of the elegant German Longhaired Pointer requires empathetic consistency without being strict or harsh. Then he is an obedient, reliable hunting companion with a lot of zeal for work.

The thoroughbred hunting dog must be able to live out its passion and is therefore only suitable for hunters. As a pure family companion dog or apartment dog, the hunting all-rounder would wither away.

Ava Williams

Written by Ava Williams

Hello, I'm Ava! I have been writing professionally for just over 15 years. I specialize in writing informative blog posts, breed profiles, pet care product reviews, and pet health and care articles. Prior to and during my work as a writer, I spent about 12 years in the pet care industry. I have experience as a kennel supervisor and professional groomer. I also compete in dog sports with my own dogs. I also have cats, guinea pigs, and rabbits.

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