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This complex and demanding dog has a distinctive appearance and an offbeat sense of humor.
Height: 23 to 27 inches at shoulder
Weight: 55 to 85 pounds (males average 77 pounds, females average 62 pounds)
Coat: short and smooth
Life span: 11 to 13 years
Breed Group: Sporting Dogs
Originally bred as a gundog to handle big game like deer and bear, the "Silver Ghost" was a highly sought-after breed in its native Germany. Today, these elegant but demanding dogs can still be found out on the hunting grounds, but can also make a fine family friend if well exercised.
Need for exercise
Tendency to bark or howl
Potential for weight gain
Affectionate with family
Compatible with kids
Easy to groom
Good for novice owners