Level: very high
Function: general hunting
Intelligent, Reliable, balanced, restrained temperament. Neither
nervous, nor shy or aggressive.
very energetic, smart and willing to please. Cheerful and friendly,
Loyal and protective, he loves all family members equally, however,
they are a hunting dog by nature. This breed likes to bark and they
are reserved with strangers.
for: Active people & families.
12 - 15 yrs
Dogs 62-66 cm
Bitches 58-63 cm
Solid black, liver or white, or all these colours with
white spots or flecks or as roans.
Short and dense, rough and hard to the touch.
Appearance: A dog of noble and balanced appearance, the
conformation of which ensures strength, endurance and speed. Proud
attitude, smooth outlines, lean head, dark eyes & ears hang
to the side of the head. Well carried tail, firm & shiny coat.
The German Shorthaired Pointer
origins lie in Germany, they were breed as an all purpose hunting
dog, which could track, point and retrieve, which they managed to
do all of these qualities very well. The most important distinctive
feature of these dogs was their pointing performance. After the
first double-barrelled gun was made in 1750, a pointing dog was
required even more. In full sight of the dog, game birds in flight
were shot. That was the beginning of the transition from a mere
pointer to a versatile gundog. Today the German Shorthaired Pointer
still passes through the filter of elaborated breeding and trial
regulations. The standard stipulates the constitution of the German
Shorthaired Pointer, as a versatile hunting dog, which enables him
to perform all requirements in connection with hunting activities,
even when advanced in age.
They are a highly intelligent dog and respond to training very well.
They can be willful and exuberant, so firm, consistent, but not
harsh training is required. They will fit into family life well
and love plenty of affection and exercise.
easy coat to care for, requiring a brush now and then and a bath
when needed. Check ears regularly.
these dogs need plenty of it and it is important to exercise their
brain as well as their body.
This breed is generally sound but some can suffer from hip dysplasia,
eye problems and ear infections.
For Diet and other general dog health information Health/Nutrition