German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle

45-55 lbs
German Shorthaired Pointer

The German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle is a mixture of the agile German Shorthaired Pointer and the clever Poodle parent breeds. A keen hunter and fun companion, he is the perfect dog for those looking for an active canine partner. A dog who likes to use his brain, this hybrid can give you a wonderful introduction to the world of dog agility and competition. He is good with children and friendly to animals and humans alike. Owners of the German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle say he is a pleasure to own and is a great dog to help keep one in shape.

Companion, Hunting
Date of Origin
German Shorthaired Pointer and Poodle

German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle Health

Average Size
Male German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle size stats
Height: 20-23 inches Weight: 45-65 lbs
Female German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle size stats
Height: 20-20 inches Weight: 45-55 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Bloat
  • Overactive Tear Glands
Minor Concerns
  • None Known
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None Known
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • CT Scan
  • Physical Examination
  • Blood Work
  • Lab Tests

German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle Breed History

The German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle is not yet in the history books, but we can learn about the parent breeds in order to understand what to expect from the hybrid breed. A dog who loves to run, the German Shorthaired Pointer was developed by crossing pointers, tracking hounds and foxhounds to create a canine with an amazing power of scent and the ability to endure a long hunt. He was registered with the American Kennel Club in 1930. A dog described as agile and fast, he was well appreciated in the field, though lost favor during World War II. After the war however, he began to gain popularity in the United States and was entered in field trials, the first one being put on by the German Shorthaired Pointer Club in 1944. Presently he is listed as the 11th most popular breed on the AKC roster of purebreds. An excellent hunter like the German Shorthaired Pointer, the Poodle also originated in Germany. His development was fine tuned and improved by breeders in France though, who allowed him to excel as a hunter of waterfowl. He also worked in the circus and was an excellent entertainer. Highly intelligent, this descendent of Asian herding dogs and European water dogs was easily trained and loved to perform. He still finds joy in entertaining today as he competes in agility and obedience trials. He was once the most popular breed in America and is still a fan favorite.

German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle Breed Appearance

 A slender yet athletic hybrid, the German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle is a medium size dog with long legs and a long body. His coat may range in many colors including liver and white, red, blue, black, gray, silver, brown, apricot, and cream. His ears will hang low and may have a soft fur covering. His coat could be wavy or have a slight curl and may grow at varying lengths over the body. His eyes will be round, bright, and show a definite air of confidence and intelligence. His stance will be symmetrical and his tail held straight or up.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle nose
Coat Color Possibilities
cream German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle coat
silver German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle coat
gray German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle coat
black German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle coat
blue German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle coat
white German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle coat
brown German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle coat
red German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle Breed Maintenance

The German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle may require a fair amount of maintenance, depending on the exact texture of his coat. If he has any of the Poodle characteristics at all, he will require professional grooming at least once every six weeks, but, if you choose, you can keep his coat clipped in order to space grooming appointments further out. This hybrid may need to be brushed, bathed, and trimmed every three to six weeks. With or without a fancy grooming job, your German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle will require daily brushing. It is also important to check his feet if he has been on a hunt to ensure they are in tip-top shape and his nails should be trimmed every few weeks unless he wears them down on his own. His ears should be checked for redness or odor and his teeth brushed a few times a week.

Brushes for German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle Temperament

While there is little information about the German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle, we can study the parent breeds in order to understand what type of behavior to expect from the hybrid breed. Typically, this canine is extremely clever and has an excellent memory. Not only does he pick up on commands easily, he can also be hard to break of unwanted habits. The best way to avoid behaviors such as chewing, barking, or destruction of property is to keep his mind and body stimulated. Offer him obedience classes or an activity such as agility, running, or visits to the dog park where he can interact with other dogs. He is affectionate with his family but may take some time to warm up to strangers. Dog park visits will allow him to build his confidence around people. He can be suitable for a family with children but should always be supervised.

German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle Activity Requirements

The German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle has a lot of energy. He will thrive with over an hour of activity a day - he will be in excellent shape if you do this for him and, in turn, you will be too. He is fast and agile and can make a great running or hiking partner. He loves to swim, so trips to the beach will be thoroughly enjoyed. He is a bit too active for apartment living - a fenced back yard is best so that he does not seek freedom and a chase of the neighborhood wildlife. He is suited to all climates but if you do have his coat trimmed or clipped, be sure to provide adequate warmth in cold temperatures.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
12 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes

German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00

German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle Owner Experiences

4 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Very active, smart, very loving
6 months, 2 weeks ago
4 Months
2 People
Long walks
meeting people
Meeting Vaccinated Dogs
Her bones are still growing so we can’t take her on too strenuous of activities but plan is to make her a running dog. Very smart and active. A great addition to our family! If you keep days mellow for her, while still giving her exercise, she’s very controllable and doesn’t get crazy. We love her!
1 year, 4 months ago
13 Weeks
4 People
He protects me
Awesome mix of 2 great breeds. For those people who Are trying too decide which breed to get out of the two This Is A great choice
2 years, 4 months ago
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Mixed breed dogs can be trickier to find than pedigrees. I don't know where you are located, but the best place to start will be your local vet clinic. They will want to know if you want a new puppy from a breeder or a rescue from a charity or rehoming centre. They should have the best contacts for your local area and will be able to help you avoid puppy farmers and to buy from a reputable source. Best of luck in your search!
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