How to Feed a German Shorthair Pointer


Proper feeding of a German shorthaired pointer can make the difference between having a healthy, long-lived dog and a pet that will have health issues. German shorthaired pointers are naturally healthy dogs, so their meals should give them strong bones, sleek coats, healthy muscle mass and loads of energy. Give your pointer foods that provide proper nutrition and help it be the best it can be.

Things You'll Need

  • Boneless skinless chicken
  • Lamb
  • Fish
  • Wheat

Keep the German shorthaired pointer on a poultry, fish, lamb and wheat diet. You also can feed your active dog high-fat and high-protein dog food with vitamins and minerals. According to the Petco-Best Dog website, Eukanuba Premium Performance Sporting Adult Dog Food and Natural Balance A.M.P. Ultra Active Formula Dry Dog Food are recommended for active dogs.

If you prepare the food yourself, cook the meat ingredients, and then let the meat cool for 15 to 20 minutes. Cut the meat into small pieces and mix the sliced wheat grain with the meat in a bowl.

Feed the German shorthaired pointer two to three small meals a day instead of one large meal: two cups in the morning and two cups in the late afternoon.

Refrigerate the excess dog food that you made. The food will be good for three to four days.

Tips & Warnings

  • Skip Steps 2 and 4 if you are feeding commercial dog food to your pointer.
  • The chicken, fish and lamb should be fully cooked or well done; rare or medium rare meat is not good for dogs.

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