Deutsch Langhaar

Other names : German Longhaired Pointer, Deutscher Langhaariger, Vorstehhund Pointer, Langhaar

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Life expectancy

The Deutsch Langhaar has a life expectancy of between 11 and 13 years




Adult size

Female Between 23 and 26 in
Male Between 24 and 28 in

Adult weight

Female Between 55 and 77 lb
Male Between 55 and 77 lb
Coat colour
White Brown
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Deutsch Langhaar costs between £1000 and £1200

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More details about the Deutsch Langhaar

Deutsch Langhaar: Origins and history

The German Longhaired Pointer was developed in the mid 19th Century. It’s the result of crossbreeding between German Gun Dogs and the much quicker working dogs like the English Setters and Pointers. It was first shown at a dog show in Frankfurt in 1878 and the breed standard was written just a few years later. Since then, it’s proved itself to be an all-purpose Gun Dog. Unlike other Gun Dogs, who tend to specialise in one area, the German Longhaired Pointer can do it all. They can point, track, and retrieve. Although the breed is quite rare, a number of German Longhaired Pointers now compete in dog trials all over the world. The rest tend to be kept as working dogs by farmers, hunters, and gamekeepers.

FCI classification of the Deutsch Langhaar

  • Group 7 - Pointing Dogs

  • Section 1 : Continental Pointing Dogs

Training a Deutsch Langhaar

Although a certain level of intelligence makes training a dog much easier, very intelligent dogs can pose a challenge to the novice dog handler. These dogs get bored very easily, which can lead to disobedient behaviour.

Deutsch Langhaar: Purchase price

The initial cost of a German Longhaired Pointer puppy is between £1,000 - £1,200. The average cost to keep one of these dogs (including vet bills, insurance, and food) is between £70 to £120 a month.

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