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German Longhaired Pointer

Deutscher Langhaariger, Deutscher Langhaariger Vorstehhund, Pointer (German Longhaired), Langhaar, GLP


The GLP should be muscular, elegant, and athletic. It should not be bulky or cumbersome, and it should be able to move with great speed and freedom. It has moderate bone, but has substance, and must never look frail or weak. Like all German pointers, they have webbed feet. Watch out for aggression in puppy years.

GLPs are a kind, gentle, friendly, and intelligent breed. They are very affectionate, and may experience separation anxiety. They only make good pets when properly exercised, as they need a "job" to do, and do not adapt well to a sedentary life. The GLP is an excellent family pet, as it enjoys playing with children. It is very sociable with dogs.

Size Large
Height Male: 24–28 inches (60–70 cm)Female: 23–26 inches (58–66 cm)
Weight 30 kg (66 lb)
Lifespan 10-12 years
Colors Brown Roan Dark Chocolate Roan White & Chocolate
Origin Germany
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

It is not well suited for urban life, as it thrives on having lots of room to run and swim. Its ideal setting would be in a rural area, with an active owner who hunts with the dog on a regular basis.

Good With Children

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs

It needs large amounts of exercise daily, needing more than most pet owners can give.


Easy Training: They are highly intelligent, very trainable, and athletic, traits which make them suitable for many dog sports, especially field trials, obedience, and agility.



Grooming Requirements

Moderate Maintenance: The German Longhaired Pointer need a moderate amount of grooming about once or twice a week.


Moderate Shedding: Routine brushing will help. Be prepared to vacuum often!



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