Aside from their fascination to field hunting, German Shorthaired Pointers like to spend quiet time by their master’s side, too. While dedicated to their family, these dogs could be too high strung for very young children. It is advisable for this breed to be reared alongside small pets to prevent being overly hostile towards them, as they have hunting dog instincts. This breed doesn’t like to be left alone and may become frustrated or anxious if isolated for a long time.
Bred to be a hunting dog, the German Shorthaired pointer is widely recognized to be a versatile hunter and all-purpose gun dog with the ability to perform effectively on both land and water. They thrive on human companionship and will be at their worst if left isolated.
Care and Grooming
The German shorthaired pointer is very easy to care for. They need regular brushing with a firm bristle brush and bathing only when necessary. To keep their coats shiny, rub it with a damp cloth or chamois. Constantly check the soles of their feet especially after working or exercising.
As these dogs are short haired, their coat does not take too much looking after. You will have to brush them on a regular basis with a firm brush though and keep bathing to only when it is necessary. Being shorthaired these dogs don’t shed so are perfect for those with allergies. Always have the right dog supplies at hand to deal with this. If your dog takes part in working exercise, it is essential to check their feet and ears afterward to make sure that everything is OK in that area.