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German Longhaired Pointer


GLP's are perfect family dogs; they're intelligent, sensitive and gentle with children. You'll never wonder how a GLP feels about you; they show their affection regularly and openly. They're sociable with other dogs and like playing with children, and dislike being left alone for too long. Their muscular builds and intelligence made them perfect as gundogs, but given enough exercise, they make great companions in a domestic setting.

Adult Size

  • Medium

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Normally

Appropriate Environment

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Apartments
  • Prefers Living Outdoors

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Better Not to Leave Alone Very Long
  • Doesn’t Like Being Left Alone
  • Wrong Dog to Leave Alone

Breed Group

  • Sporting Group

Coat Length

  • Medium Coat

Coat Quality

  • Double Coat
  • Wavy Coat


  • Black
  • Black & White
  • Black Roan
  • Liver
  • Liver & White
  • Liver Roan
  • White
  • White & Liver


  • Doesn’t Really Drool

Energy Level

  • Highly Energetic
  • Very Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Lots of Exercise
  • Needs Regular Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 24-26″
  • 27-30″

Full Grown Weight

  • 61-65lbs

General Health

  • Pretty Healthy Breed
  • Very Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Good Dog for Your First Dog
  • Not a Great Choice for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Can Manage in Cold Weather

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Can Manage in Hot Weather

Good With Children?

  • Great With Kids


  • Requires Occasional Brushing
  • Requires Occasional Grooming


  • Smart
  • Very Intelligent


  • Affectionate


  • Playful
  • Very Playful

Recommended OFA Tests

Social Behavior with Dogs

Top Life Expectancy

Training Tendencies