Do German Shorthaired Pointer Dogs Need To Be Groomed Regularly?
Owning a a German Shorthaired Pointer and want to know how often do a German Shorthaired Pointer Dog need to be groomed or should you bathe a German Shorthaired Pointer?
According to pet experts, German Shorthaired Pointer Dogs score out of 5 in the scale of dog breeds that need grooming regularly.
Low Maintenance: The German Shorthair’s water-repellent coat has thick, short hair that protects the dog from brush and helps insulate him from the cold. The coat itself is easy to care for — brush it weekly with a rubber hound mitt or firm bristle brush to keep the hair and skin healthy — but the breed has a couple of grooming quirks you should be aware of.
Why Brush or Groom Your German Shorthaired Pointer Dog?
Brushing also helps to spread healthy natural skin oils over the hair shaft, promoting a shining coat and helping dust to slide off the hair. This can also help to decrease the need to bath and therefore decrease the frequency of bathing.
Brushing and grooming of your German Shorthaired Pointer dog are activities that help to strengthen the positive relationship bond between your pet and you. Brushing should be an enjoyable and relaxed experience for your pet and you.
How Often to Groom Your German Shorthaired Pointer
Dogs with short coats typically require less brushing and grooming compared to dogs with medium to long haired coats as these longer coats can get tangles, mats and debris trapped in them more quickly.
Some very short-haired dogs may not need traditional 'brushing' and for these dogs, owners may rather like to try a soft grooming glove to delicately remove loose hair, occasionally.
Dogs should be brushed 'as required'. Owners should keep track of the condition of their dog's coat, looking for any tangles/mats or dullness which suggests they might need a brush. Grooming can take anything from a few minutes to a number of hours a week depending on your type of dog.
German Shorthaired Pointer Information
The German shorthaired pointer's idea of heaven is a day hunting in the field and an evening curled up by its owner's side. This is an active dog that can become frustrated and "creative" if not given ample daily exercise, both mental and physical. It is a devoted family pet, although at times it is overly boisterous for small children. Because part of its heritage includes hunting mammals, some can be aggressive to small pets unless raised with them. It is a sensitive breed, responsive to gentle training. Some can whine or bark a lot.
What to do if you lose your German Shorthaired Pointer
If your German Shorthaired Pointer Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. Register your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. Register the missing pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.
3. Call the nearby vet clinics to see if someone has brought in your lost pet.
4. Phone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.
5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.
What to do if you find a lost German Shorthaired Pointer
If you find a German Shorthaired Pointer Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. Register the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. Report the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.
3. Phone the Local Council to collect the lost animal.
4. Take the animal to the local Animal Shelter assigned to your area.
5. Take the pet to the local Vet Clinic who usually scan the animal’s microchip and contact the registered pet owner.
Laws Regarding Missing Pets
1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.
2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.
3. You must call your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.
4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.
5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.