Category: Sporting Dogs
Facts about German Shorthaired Pointer Dogs, "Scientific name for German Shorthaired Pointer Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The German shorthaired pointer is a dog breed that is thought to have been a descendant of various types of scent hounds, German hunting, track and trail dogs, such as the Foxhound, German Bird Dog, and Old Spanish Pointer. Eventually it was crossed with the English Pointer so as to add agility, speed and endurance. They were looking for an all-purpose that not only had a good sense of smell but could also point, retrieve, and track at the same time in both the field and the waters.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. German Shorthaired Pointer Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult German Shorthaired Pointer Dogs they have 42 teeth.
Female German Shorthaired Pointer Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. When German Shorthaired Pointer puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. German Shorthaired Pointer Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
Female German Shorthaired Pointer Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
German shorthaired pointer is a flexible all-purpose gun dog. It has a head proportionate to the body. The German Shorthaired Pointer Dogs skull is somehow round at the top it is broad and arched on the sides. It has a muzzle that is equal in length with its skull. The German shorthaired pointer Dog has a large brown nose with widely-open nostrils. It has dark brown medium-sized eyes that are almond-shaped. The average height to the shoulders of the male German Shorthaired Pointer Dog is 23 to 25 inches (58.4 to 63.5 cm) and the average female is 21 to 23 inches (53.4 to 58.4 cm). The average weight of the male is 55 to 70 pounds (25 to 31.7 kg) and the average female is 45 to 60 pounds (20.4 to 27.2 kg).
The German shorthaired pointer Dog has a deep chest and its tail is docked at about 40% of the total length. It has a short coat that is thick and rough, though it is quite longer on the underside of its tail and it is also thinner and softer on the ears and head. The color of the coat includes; liver, liver ticked, solid liver. German Shorthaired Pointer Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a German Shorthaired Pointer Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. German Shorthaired Pointer Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the German Shorthaired Pointer Dogs eye protected and moist. Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
German Shorthaired Pointer Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a German Shorthaired Pointer Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. German Shorthaired Pointer Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is generally a hunting dog and it is among the most energetic breed, it is protective by nature, eager, willing to please and clever. German Shorthaired Pointer Dogs enjoys long walks with its master; it is definitely fond of hunting. This breed doesn’t do well in kennels or cages. It is a faithful, spirited yet friendly dog that mixes very well with the kids.
The German Shorthaired Pointer are a tireless breed, in fact they are more than a match for the most active family. They shouldn’t be chosen as pets unless plenty of exercise is guaranteed. They do really go on farms or country houses with pleanty of land to run.
The breed’s smooth coat is easy to groom. It just need regular brushing with firm bristle brush and should be bathed only when necessary.
When purchasing a German Shorthaired Pointer Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The German Shorthaired Pointer Dog belongs in the Sporting Group and in 1930 it was recognized by the (AKC) American Kennel Club.
A German Shorthaired Pointer Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
German Shorthaired Pointer Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a German Shorthaired Pointer Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A German Shorthaired Pointer Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
German Shorthaired Pointer Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
Average body temperature for a German Shorthaired Pointer Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A German Shorthaired Pointer Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The number one heath problems amongst German Shorthaired Pointer Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that German Shorthaired Pointer Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.