Breed

German Longhaired Pointer


AKC Grouping
Foundation Stock Service
Temperament
  • versatile
  • calm
  • family-oriented

Demeanor
friendly

Choosing the Best Dog Food for a Senior German Longhaired Pointer

It is important for your senior German Long-haired Pointer Dog to receive a well balanced, nutrient-rich dog food daily to keep them active and healthy. German Long-haired Pointer Dogs may not have always had access to prey to hunt in the past, especially as they got older and they weren't fast enough to catch the prey so there were probably times they did not get to eat anything.


Breed

German Longhaired Pointer


AKC Grouping
Foundation Stock Service
Temperment
  • versatile
  • calm
  • family-oriented
Demeanor
friendly

German Long-haired Pointer Dogs originated in Germany in the 1870's. There food during that time consisted of whatever they hunted they ate or what was given to them to eat by their owners such as things like; table scraps in order to survive. The role given to German Long-haired Pointer Dogs by hunters back then was gun dogs. There were expected to track, search, point and retrieve game for them. German Long-haired Pointer Dogs have a medium to large muscular and athletic build. They are fast runners which made them excellent gun dogs for the hunters. German Long-haired Pointer Dogs have the unique ability to be able to switch from being a calm house pet to being a passionate and fiery hunter. German Long-haired Pointer Dogs have tremendous hunting drive. Over time the roles for German Long-haired Pointer Dogs have changed from gun dogs to family companions of avid bird hunters. Since, German Long-haired Pointer Dogs are not as active as they were when they were gun dogs so, as long as they are eating a good high quality dog food twice a day, which is what is recommended then it should be all they need to stay healthy even as a senior German Long-haired Pointer Dog. The German Long-haired Pointer Dogs' role in the modern times were to be gun dogs for the hunters.


Energy
energetic
Grooming
only an occasional bath and brushing
Training
wanting to learn
Shedding
infrequently

Since, German Long-haired Pointer Dogs originated in the late 1800's they probably ate whatever prey they were able to hunt at the time and what was given to them by their owners such as; table scraps in order to survive. Making sure they ate back then was not a priority for their owners. The German Longhaired Pointer may not have lived as long in years past, but it's important to note that your German Longhaired Pointer can live as long as 14 years or more today. How? The key to helping a senior German Longhaired Pointer live a full and long life all lies in selecting the best dog food for a senior German Longhaired Pointer and making sure it gets proper exercise. The average weight of an German Longhaired Pointer is 55-80 pounds. If your senior German Longhaired Pointer is falling outside of that range, you should first consider a healthy dog food for a senior German Longhaired Pointer (like the dog food Spot & Tango offers). Then, make sure your dog is getting appropriate exercise.


Being on the right diet is important to German Long-haired Pointer Dogs and their active lifestyle. Throughout the life of an German Long-haired Pointer Dog it is important that they are on the appropriate dog food to keep up with their active lifestyle and to keep them healthy. As a puppy, German Long-haired Pointer Dogs should be on a good high quality dog food twice a day. As they get older their diet does not change much. As German Long-haired Pointer Dogs mature they should continue to be on a good high quality dog food and feed reasonable proportions twice a day. German Long-haired Pointer Dogs are known to be a robust healthy breed however, it is always important to make sure they get the proper screenings of their hips, eyes, teeth and shoulders as they age. Feeding them a good high quality dog food can help keep them healthy. There are not any known health problems for German Long-haired Pointer Dogs however, taking them to their veterinarian for routine check ups and feeding them a good high quality dog food can help them grow and prosper as a healthy breed. It is important for your senior German Long-haired Pointer Dog to be on the right dog food, it will help keep them the robust healthy breed that they are now.


Spot & Tango are a family owned and operated business, and our dogs are a part of that family, just as your canine companion is a part of yours. As such, we pride ourselves on providing dog food designed with the help of health care professionals to provide comprehensive canine nutrition. But, every dog of every breed, and age group has different needs, and so we provide a questionnaire to help us pinpoint your dog’s specific needs in order to provide a personalized meal plan unique to your dog. Our meals are made with only whole, fresh, human grade ingredients, including 100% real meat for the protein rich diet dog’s crave. We also provide fruits, vegetables, and grains that contain vitamin C, fiber, calcium, and more of the essential vitamins and nutrients your dog needs.