German Shorthaired Pointers are friendly, smart, and very willing to please dog breeds who are categorized as sporting dogs. Their coat color may be of solid black or brown, in combination with white spots. German Shorthaired Pointers tend to shed A lot. In warm climates, they might shed year-round; elsewhere, the shedding might be more seasonal. The German Shorthaired Pointer is a medium to large sized breed of dog with a height ranging between 23-25 inches for males and 21-23 inches for females. Their average weight ranges from 55-70 pounds for males and 45-60 pounds for females. Their life expectancy is 10-12 years.