German Longhaired Pointer Breed Maintenance
The German Longhaired Pointer is a relatively low maintenance dog even though he has longhair. He does require weekly grooming to ensure that no tangles or mats occur. When he is used for hunting, he should be brushed when he comes in from the field to remove any tangles and debris that has gathered in his coat. Use a pin brush, metal comb and a dog safe de-tangler on his coat. He does have seasonal shedding and will shed his undercoat in the spring and fall. During the times of seasonal shedding, he will need to be brushed daily to keep the loose hairs from gathering on furniture or clothing. The German Longhaired Pointer is not a hypoallergenic dog and does not drool or have a strong dog smell. He does not require many baths, usually two to three a year. Trim his nails as needed, generally every couple of weeks. You can use nail clippers or a nail grinder to keep his nails well trimmed. Check his ears weekly for dirt and moisture to prevent infections.