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Champ German Shorthaired Pointer Bettendorf, IA

  • Senior
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Bicolor


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats, children.

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Meet Champ

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Gender: Neutered male
Age: 11yrs
Color: White/Brown
Weight: 50
Breed: German Shorthaired Pointer
Neutered/Spayed: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Medical Conditions or Illnesses: Two years ago, Champ suffered an unknown knee injury. Vet advised, due to his age, to not risk surgery but to let it heal on its own. He seems to do fine on it now with moderate use, but he will limp on it after strenuous exercise. He also has a spot on his left ankle that he will lick and chew if anxious or stressed.
Good with cats: No
Good with Dogs: Yes and No. Champ is fine with calm small dogs but does assert dominance around dogs his size or larger, especially males.
Good with Children: Yes, but only children over 6 yrs. old.
Has this dog been around small children? Yes
House Trained: Yes
Obedience Training: Yes
Crate Trained:Yes, can take it or leave it
Leash Trained: Yes
Fence Requirements: Ok for invisible fence (electric fence)
Ok for no fencing, playing in dogs parks and daily walks and other outdoor activities.
Hunting Requirements: Retired Hunter
Energy level: Playful
Known Abuse in the past: None
Resource guarding issues: No
Aggression issues: Champ is fine around older calm children and adults, but does snarl and stress when near young toddlers. He does tolerate young children in the house if he's kenneled.
Anxiety (Separation, nervous energy): Chews on his foot if he becomes stressed.

Champ is the sweetest dog. He loves being petted and loves to lay his head on your lap on the couch.

He is an explorer outside, but if left alone, he will explore all the way into the next county. A long lead or E-collar on vibrate keeps him within a safe range for supervised exploration. He has slowed down in the last few years so a good walk, on or off leash, will keep him quite happy. He is a great house dog, content to lounge around most of the day and is a great alert dog, barking at suspicious people he sees outside, but is the most well-mannered boy once those people are invited in. He does not jump and knows basic commands and is crate and housetrained.

His BEST fit would be a home with no kids or no kids younger than middle school and preferably no other dogs and not cats.

He would be wonderful for empty nesters and would ADORE their attention. Could you be the lap he can lay his head on during his senior years?
What is the funniest thing your foster dog does?
When Champ is tired, he stands by the bedroom and whines to be put to bed. He will lead you to the door and climb into his kennel on his own then curl up after a pat on the head. He also LOVES car rides. He will dance in place when he sees his owner headed for the car. Then he stands the whole ride so he can watch things go by. But tell the neighbors to watch out or he may end up in their car if their doors are left open!

If you are interested in adopting this OESR dog, you must complete the application process at We will not be able to answer your questions about this dog until he/she has been assessed at which time the information will be available here or on our website.

Rehoming info can be discussed directly with owner when application submitted, and information shared with owner so applicant will be contacted.
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