German long haired pointing dog adult black and white

German Long-Haired Pointing Dog

The German Long-Haired Pointing Dog is the largest spaniel in the F.C.I.’s registry of breeds.

About the German Long-Haired Pointing Dog

These balanced, calm and even-tempered spaniels make great companions and are easy to train. They are solid, muscular and fairly close to the ground, yet very elegantly built. Smaller dogs must have a lot of substance.

German Long-Haired Pointing Dogs combine the bloodlines of bird, hawking and water dogs as well as bracken dogs, which explains their exceptionally versatile skills.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 7, AKC Foundation Stock Service
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Loving / Friendly / Gentle / Intelligent / Sociable

Key facts

  • Requires outdoor space
  • Enjoys training
  • Requires moderate grooming

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