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German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog Comparison - Dog breed selector: Alsatian or Deutsch Kurzhaar or Langstockhaariger? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog" Compare German Shepherd and German Shorthaired Pointer. Which is better: German Shepherd or German Shorthaired Pointer or Old German Shepherd Dog?
Name German Shepherd German Shorthaired Pointer Old German Shepherd Dog
OriginsGermany Germany Germany
Group Pastoral / Herding Dogs Gun Dog Pastoral / Herding Dogs
Popularity Rank210282
Reviews1130
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Alsatian, Berger Allemand, Alsatian wolf dog (UK), Deutscher Schäferhund, Schäferhund Deutsch Kurzhaar, Kurzhaar, GSP, DK, Deutscher Kurzhaariger Vorstehhund Langstockhaariger, Deutscher Schäferhund,
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
German Shepherd Dog Club Of America
American Kennel Club
Canadian Kennel Club
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
Australian National Kennel Council
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
No data available
Price
Which is cheaper, German Shepherd or German Shorthaired Pointer or Old German Shepherd Dog? Which is more expensive?
$800-$2000 $600-$800 Unknown
Availability
Very frequent
Very frequent
Average

German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, German Shepherd or German Shorthaired Pointer or Old German Shepherd Dog? German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog size comparison:
Large Large
Medium
Large
Weight
Which is heavier, German Shepherd or German Shorthaired Pointer or German Shorthaired Pointer? German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog weight comparison:
Male: 66-88 pounds (30-40 kg), Female: 49-71 pounds (22-32 kg) Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) Male: 49-88 pounds (22-40 kg) Female: 44-83 pounds (20-37 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 77 pounds (35 kg), Female: 60 pounds (27 kg) Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) Male: 68.5 pounds (31 kg), Female: 63.5 pounds (28.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, German Shepherd or German Shorthaired Pointer or Old German Shepherd Dog? German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog height comparison:
Male: 24-26 inches (60-65 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm) Male: 23-25 inches (59-64 cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (57.5 cm) Male: 24 inches (61.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm) Male: 24 inches (57 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm)

German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog coat comparison:
Fuzzy Dense Fuzzy
Shaggy
Smooth
Wiry
Colors
What are the original German Shepherd, German Shorthaired Pointer and Old German Shepherd Dog color?
Silver
Tan
Red
Black
Roan
Liver
White
Black
Black
Brown
Grey
Tan
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, German Shepherd or German Shorthaired Pointer or Old German Shepherd Dog? German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog grooming comparison:
Average: The German Shepherd requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The German Shorthaired Pointer requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Old German Shepherd Dog requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more German Shepherd or German Shorthaired Pointer or Old German Shepherd Dog? German Shepherd or German Shorthaired Pointer or {name3 shedding:
German Shepherds are heavy shedders.
German Shorthaired Pointers shed moderately.
Old German Shepherd Dogs are heavy shedders.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: German Shepherd or German Shorthaired Pointer or Old German Shepherd Dog?
8-12 weeks
Very rarely.
4-6 weeks
Average.
4-6 weeks
Average.

German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, German Shepherd or German Shorthaired Pointer or Old German Shepherd Dog? German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Courageous
Intelligent
Obedient
Confident
Curious
Loyal
Watchful
Affectionate
Bold
Intelligent
Boisterous
Cooperative
Trainable
Alert
Courageous
Intelligent
Obedient
Confident
Curious
Loyal
Watchful
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog intelligence:
Outstanding: German Shepherd is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Very smart: German Shorthaired Pointer is an excellent dog breed.
Outstanding: Old German Shepherd Dog is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog trainability comparison.
German Shepherds are easy to train.
German Shorthaired Pointers are very easy to train.
Old German Shepherd Dogs are easy to train.
Playfulness
German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog playfulness comparison:
German Shepherds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a highly playful breed.
Old German Shepherd Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
German Shepherds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Old German Shepherd Dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog?
German Shepherds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
German Shorthaired Pointers are highly affectionate dogs.
Old German Shepherd Dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog social needs comparison:
German Shepherds need for social interaction is average.
German Shorthaired Pointers need for social interaction is average.
Old German Shepherd Dogs need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog?
Low to Average: The German Shepherd rarely barks.
Average: The German Shorthaired Pointer barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Old German Shepherd Dog rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: German Shepherd or German Shorthaired Pointer or Old German Shepherd Dog?
German Shepherds are one of the best watchdogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average watchdogs.
Old German Shepherd Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
German Shepherds are extremely protective guard dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average defenders.
Old German Shepherd Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
High
The German Shepherd has a high chance of biting somebody.
Low
The German Shorthaired Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Old German Shepherd Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: German Shepherd or German Shorthaired Pointer or Old German Shepherd Dog?
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog mouthiness comparison:
German Shepherds have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
German Shorthaired Pointers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Old German Shepherd Dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
German Shepherds are not the biggest explorers.
German Shorthaired Pointers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Old German Shepherd Dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
German Shepherds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
German Shorthaired Pointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Old German Shepherd Dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly German Shepherd or German Shorthaired Pointer or Old German Shepherd Dog?
Nem a legjobb választás German Shepherd, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható German Shepherd tartása lakásban.
Nem lakásbarát kutya German Shorthaired Pointer.
Nem a legjobb választás Old German Shepherd Dog, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Old German Shepherd Dog tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
German Shepherds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
German Shorthaired Pointers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Old German Shepherd Dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: German Shepherd or German Shorthaired Pointer or Old German Shepherd Dog?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly German Shepherd or German Shorthaired Pointer or Old German Shepherd Dog? Which dog is more friendly?
German Shepherds are stranger friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average friendly towards strangers.
Old German Shepherd Dogs are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly German Shepherd or German Shorthaired Pointer or Old German Shepherd Dog?
German Shepherds are very kid-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are kid-friendly dogs.
Old German Shepherd Dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly German Shepherd or German Shorthaired Pointer or Old German Shepherd Dog?
German Shepherds are average friendly towards cats.
German Shorthaired Pointers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Old German Shepherd Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly German Shepherd or German Shorthaired Pointer or Old German Shepherd Dog?
German Shepherds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are dog-friendly dogs.
Old German Shepherd Dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog?
No
German Shepherds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
German Shorthaired Pointers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Old German Shepherd Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: German Shepherd or German Shorthaired Pointer or Old German Shepherd Dog? Which is better for autism?
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
German Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
German Shorthaired Pointer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Old German Shepherd Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
German Shepherds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
German Shorthaired Pointers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Old German Shepherd Dogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog?
Not really
German Shepherd breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
German Shorthaired Pointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Old German Shepherd Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
German Shepherds are generally with other pets.
German Shorthaired Pointers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Old German Shepherd Dogs are generally with other pets.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog health comparison. Which is the healthier: German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog?
German Shepherds are commonly healthy dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Old German Shepherd Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog health problems comparison:
Allergies
Blindness
Bloat
Cancer
Cataracts
Cherry Eye
Chronic Diarrhea
Cruciate Ligament Rupture
Cushing's Syndrome
Degenerative Myelopathy
Demodectic Mange
Diabetes
Digestive Problems
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
Heart Disease
Hemophilia A
Hemophilia B
Hip Dysplasia
Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy
Lens Luxation
Lupus
Megaesophagus
Myasthenia Gravis
Nail Bed Disease
Osteochondrosis
Pannus
Panosteitis
Paralysis
Perianal Fistula
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
Seborrhea
Vitiligo
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wobbler's Syndrome
Gastric Torsion
Hypothyroidism
Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD)
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Von Willebrand's Disease
Entropion
Pannus
Lymphedema
Cardiomyopathy
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
No data available
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The German Shepherd should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Rare
The German Shorthaired Pointer should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Average
The Old German Shepherd Dog should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog lifespan comparison. How long do German Shepherd, German Shorthaired Pointer and Old German Shepherd Dog breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-13 years 12-14 years 12-13 years
Hypoallergenic
German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a German Shepherd or German Shorthaired Pointer or Old German Shepherd Dog? German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog energy level comparison:
German Shepherds are high energy dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are high energy dogs.
Old German Shepherd Dogs are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: German Shepherd or German Shorthaired Pointer or Old German Shepherd Dog? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
German Shepherds need quite a lot of exercise.
German Shorthaired Pointers need a lot of exercises.
Old German Shepherd Dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: German Shepherd or German Shorthaired Pointer or Old German Shepherd Dog?
German Shepherds don't need too much sleep.
German Shorthaired Pointers don't need too much sleep.
Old German Shepherd Dogs don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: German Shepherd or German Shorthaired Pointer or Old German Shepherd Dog?
3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog weight gain potential comparison:
Low to Average.
Average.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog?
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog?
Medium
The German Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The German Shorthaired Pointer has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Old German Shepherd Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The German Shepherd is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Old German Shepherd Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

German Shepherd vs German Shorthaired Pointer vs Old German Shepherd Dog Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
Litter Frequency Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size
How many puppies can German Shepherd and German Shorthaired Pointer and Old German Shepherd Dog have?
6-10 puppies 7-12 puppies 6-10 puppies

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