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Dog Breed's Main Info
The Breed's History:
The precise origin of the German Shorthaired Pointer is unclear. According to the American Kennel Club, it is likely that the GSP is descended from a breed known as the German Bird Dog, which itself is related to the old Spanish pointer introduced to Germany in the 17th century.
It is also likely that various German hound and tracking dogs, as well as the English Pointer and the Arkwright Pointer also contributed to the development of the breed.
However, as the first studbook was not created until 1870, it is impossible to identify all of the dogs that went into creating this breed. The breed was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930.
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1 foot, 9 inch. to 2 feet, 1 inch. (53,34 to 63,5 cm)
45 to 70 pounds (20,41 to 31,76 Kg)
12 to 15 years
Potential Health Issues:
Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) - aka Bloat or Torsion,
Von Willebrand's Disease
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