German Longhaired Pointer
Alemania FCI 117 . Spaniel type

German Longhaired Pointer

The first thing to keep in mind is that the German Longhaired Pointer is a head to toe hunting dog.

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History

The German Longhaired Pointer It is one of the oldest German pointing breeds. Long-haired hunting dogs can already be seen in ancient hunting paintings and tapestries from the Middle Ages, which are very similar to the current ones “Pointing Dogs” germans. These dogs were used primarily as hunting dogs to stalk, but also for catching small game in nets.

It is purebred since 1879. On the occasion of an exhibition of the association for the refinement of dog breeds in Hannover, se establecieron las características de la raza, the breed standard. La raza se basó en cinco líneas de reproducción diferentes, que llevaban los nombres de los sementales autorizados que ya correspondían al estándar de la raza en ese momento.

The German Longhaired Pointer has earned the name of “Old forest dog” in particular for its ability to do very good tracking jobs, to warn the hunter with loud barks when searching and to bring lost animals by following their blood trail. Working in the water is also one of its strengths, which is appreciated by hunters.

Photo: A German long hair called Falko by Wikimedia

Physical characteristics

La raza se cría en marrón, Brown and white, and brown and white. El más conocido y común es el German Longhaired Pointer pure brown, which may also have white markings on the chest or legs. Taupe comes in gradations from light gray to dark gray and the rare trout gray color variant.

The German Longhaired Pointer it is usually a strong dog, muscular, low constitution and with harmonious body shapes. Males usually have a shoulder height of 63 – 66 cm., the females of 60 – 63 cm.. Has brown eyes, long, well-edged hocks and a tail with a beautiful flag. Your coat should be of medium length and not too lush.

Character and skills

The first thing to keep in mind is that the German Longhaired Pointer he's a hunting dog from head to toe. In the hands of a knowledgeable trainer, es un útil ayudante en la caza y luego en un segundo trabajo, a very good family dog. The breed is very fond of children and family. But this should not be misunderstood at all. Why “family friendly” does not mean “family dog”. It is a fairly pronounced working dog. The German Longhaired Pointer has the strong drive and willingness to work, either on the hunt or, if required, your substitute in the form of dog sports of all kinds. So, It is not a dog for beginners nor a dog for people who do not want or cannot work intensively with it.

German Longhaired Pointer
“German Longhaired Pointer” during the international dog show in Katowice, Poland

In the practice of hunting, the German Longhaired Pointer is especially praised for its pronounced calm. Es un perro líder, resistant to nerves and of a calm and even-tempered nature. Al mismo tiempo es un amigo amable y pacífico con un alto umbral de irritación. However, the German Longhaired Pointer needs a consistent education, competent and sensitive to direct his high intelligence, alert senses and their pronounced willingness to act in the right channels. With such an appropriate atmosphere of character, this breed of dog is a great friend of children, a great family companion also outside of hunting or sports work and in any case a wonderful experience of the association of man and dog.

Aptitudes:

If occasionally offered simply as a family and apartment dog, one should approach such sellers with the utmost caution. Such offers certainly come from dubious sources. as a rule, a German Longhaired Pointer belongs to the hands of a hunter who works with him professionally. If you are not kept for the hunt, debe mantenerse ocupado con largas caminatas por la naturaleza o desafíos en los deportes de perros. It also, needs a personal connection with caregiver and family. Si el perro de caza no tiene un desafío físico o mental, in the long run this will lead to serious behavior problems. It does not belong to a multi-story building and not to the big city. Otherwise, he has no problems and his attitude is undemanding.

Education

One German Longhaired Pointer should only be trained by an experienced owner. It must absolutely come from a recognized breeding of the Association of “Pointing Dogs” germans, where parents and puppies were already socialized for their tasks from the litter box onwards. It also, you need to train and work professionally for hunting or suitable sporting purposes. Sólo se admiten para la cría los perros que han pasado con éxito las exigentes pruebas de cría de otoño de “Schorlemer”. Hay que preguntar en los clubes de cría del German Longhaired Pointer.

Health

The race German Longhaired Pointer es atendida de manera ejemplar por sus clubes de cría organizados en la Deutsch-Langhaar-Verband. Therefore, la salud media de los perros no tiene ningún problema.

Grooming

Caring for a German Longhaired Pointer is undemanding. Regular brushing of the coat is sufficient.

For sale “German Longhaired Pointer”

If you are thinking of buying a German Longhaired Pointer, debería preguntarse si puede cumplir con los requisitos para una actitud de carácter apropiado de este perro de caza. And what during 12 años y más va a ser su compañero en el día a día. Then you should contact the local breeders who are members of the “Deutsch-Langhaar-Verband“. A puppy of this breed costs around 1000 EUR.

Characteristics "German Longhaired Pointer"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "German Longhaired Pointer" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Videos "German Longhaired Pointer"

Kennels Obenstaat – Puppies German Longhaired Pointer – Introduction to water

“German Longhaired Pointer”

Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION: 117
  • Group 7: Pointing Dogs
  • Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.2 Spaniel type. With proof of work..

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.2: Spaniel type
  • CKCGrupo 1 – Sporting
  • ​KC – Hunting dog
  • UKCGun Dog


FCI breed standard "German Longhaired Pointer"

FCIFCI - German Longhaired Pointer
Dog

Alternative names:

    1. GLP, Pointer (German Longhaired), Langhaar (English).
    2. Langhaar (French).
    3. Deutsch-Langhaar (German).
    4. (em alemão: Deutsch Langhaar Vorstehhund) (Portuguese).
    5. Pointer de pelo largo (español).
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