The German Longhaired Pointer is an active, noble, graceful, muscular dog breed but not bulky or stocky. It sports a shiny, medium-length coat that adds to its aristocratic appearance and overall charm. The top of its head is domed-shape with a slight stop. GLPs have strong jaws with a perfect scissor bite and nice brown noses that often have slight spots on them. Its head has less hair compared to the rest of the body. Its large, oval-shaped brown eyes show its intelligence. Ears must be set high on its head, dropping slightly forward reaching as far as the corner of its mouth.
The German Longhaired Pointer has a robust body with a well-developed chest and level back that is moderately long. Its skin should lie close to the body but should not wrinkle. Despite being categorised as a longhaired breed, its hair is not excessively long. In fact, accepted hair length must be within 3 to 5 cm while its ears and backs of his legs sport a longer feathering. The GLP comes in a variety of colours including brown, roan, brown roan, dark chocolate, white, and chocolate.
Although the GLP has long hair, it is surprisingly low maintenance on the grooming front. Weekly grooming to remove tangles and matts will do. It undergoes seasonal shedding, which means frequent brushing, daily if possible, is needed to keep hairs from falling and gathering on furniture or clothing. Bathing can be occasional or done at least twice a year. Trim its nails as needed, or every couple of weeks. Always check for infection on its ears and clean them regularly. Oral health is also crucial to steer your German Longhaired Pointer from gum disease and potential infection.