Breed Organization German Longhaired Pointer Club of North America Website:
http://germanlonghairs.org Native Country Germany Other Names German Longhaired Pointer, Deutsch Langhaar, Langhaar Pointer Life Expectancy Approximately 9-15 Years Litter Size Average 4-6 Puppies Breed Group AKC Foundation Stock Service
Breed Appearance The German Long-Haired Pointer is the rarest of
the German Pointers and is closely related to the Large
M�nsterl�nder, the Small M�nsterl�nder, and the Wachtelhund which is
similar to the English Springer Spaniel. In Germany, the breed is
highly regarded as a versatile gun dog and family companion but he
is rare in North America
Breed Description Head: Long and chiseled. Slighty domed
skull. Sloping stop. Slightly domed nosebridge. Nose a shade of
brown. Ears: Set on high, wide with rounded tips, lying very flat
against the head. Slightly wavy hair hanging down from the tips. Eyes: As dark as possible. Body: Stout, square built. Solid neck. Deep chest.
Well-developed loin. Solid, straight, short back. Slightly sloping
croup. Tail: Well set-on, carried level with the ground or curving
loosely upward. Handsome plume. Hair: Long, lying very flat. 3 to 5 cm on the back and sides of
the trunk. Short on the head. Longer on the throat, chest and
abdomen. Well-feathered feet. Coat: Brown. Size: 63 to 70 cm (25-27.5 in). Weight: 30 to 35 g (66-77 lb).
History The GLP was developed in Germany for use as a
pointer. It was originally a rather slow dog, and was crossed with
setters and English Pointers in the 19th century to improve speed.
It was very stubborn and temperamental, and has since been bred for
a steady, friendly temperament. It was first shown in 1878 in
Frankfurt, and at this time the first breed standard was written.
Breeders then began to focus their efforts on producing dogs that
performed equally well in the field and the show ring, an endeavour
that is continued by breeders today. The Large Munsterlander was
developed from the GLP after it was decided that GLPs must only be
brown-and-white, the black-and-white strain became the ancestors of
the Large Munsterlander.
Behavior German Longhaired Pointers are unique in their
ability to switch from being calm in the household to being fiery,
passionate hunters in the fields, prairies or vast forests. - German
Longhaired Pointer Club of North America
Health GLPs, because they are quite rare in most parts
of the world, and thus are unprofitable to irresponsible breeders
such as puppy mills and backyard breeders, do not have any genetic
disorders that are prevalent in the breed. Their ears are mildly
prone to infection, a problem which is easily avoided by cleaning
the dog's ears on a regular basis, as well as after swimming.
Advice He needs space and exercise, as well as regular