The short-haired German Pointer can suffer from:
- Hip dysplasia
- Gastric dilatation volvulus.
- Von Willebrand's disease which is where a dog produces insufficient or faulty clotting factors which can result in uncontrolled bleeding.
- Dilated cardiomyopathy¹ which is a condition where the heart muscle becomes progressively weak and cannot beat properly.
- Entropion² which is a painful eye condition where the eyelids roll inwards.
- Cruciate disease³ which is where the ligaments in the knee become diseased and damaged which can lead to pain and limping.
Priority Kennel Club health schemes and testing:
- Hip dysplasia screening scheme
¹S. Simson et al, 'Genetics of Human and Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy', 2015, International Journal of Genomics.
²F. C. Stades, 'Diseases and surgery of the canine eyelid', 2008, Essential of Veterinary Ophthalmology.
³A. Necas et al, 'Predisposition of dog breeds to rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament', 2000, Acta Veterinaria Brno.