Is a
Shorthaired Pointer the best pet dog or puppy to suit your lifestyle.

Shorthaired Pointer

Choosing a Shorthaired Pointer as your pet dog or puppy:--

General Description

Alert looking active dog, very popular with exhuberant and playful attitude.
Suitable Owners

Active families prepared to take long walks and play games with their dog
Origins

Originally bred as a hunting dog, flushing and pointing game.
Dog Group - Kennel Club:

 Gundogs
Coat:

Short, flat and sometimes coarse.
Grooming:

 Occasional brushing but you may find yourself brushing once or twice weekly to remove loose hair.
Average Height:

 53-64 cms. 21-25 ins.
Average Weight:

 27-32 kg 60-70 lbs.
Colour:

 Solid liver or Black. Liver or black with white spots or black and white.
Temperament:

 Lively exhuberant dogs full of energy and enthusiasm Enjoys lots of exercise and games. Intelligent, easy to train learning new commands easily. Good family dog, great with children and other pets.
 Exercise:

Likes a high level of exercise long walks and lots of play
Average Lifespan: 

14-16 yrs.
Possible Disadvantages

Requires lots of exercise otherwise they become bored and restless.

Potential Health Concerns



Hip and Elbow dysplasia, catacts
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