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German Shorthaired Pointer Dog Breed

German Shorthaired Pointer Dog Breed

German Shorthaired Pointer Dog Breed

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The German Shorthaired Pointer originated in 19th century Germany, where it was used as an all-around hunter, pointer and retriever.

German Shorthaired Pointer Physical Characteristics

The German Shorthaired Pointer is a large yet compact dog with a square head and drop ears. Its eyes have a magnificent amber to brown hue to them.

Color(s)

The German Shorthaired Pointer is most commonly seen in liver and white or solid liver, with speckles of color throughout the white part of the coat.

Coat

Short and dense, and rough to the touch.

German Shorthaired Pointer Personality and Temperament

Activity Level

High

Positives

The German Shorthaired Pointer is loyal and loving to its human family. It enjoys working and playing, especially sports activities. The German Shorthaired Pointer is also territorial, which makes it a great watchdog.

Things to Consider

The German Shorthaired Pointer is known to chase cats and other small animals, and for this it requires obedience training.

German Shorthaired Pointer Care

Ideal Living Conditions

The German Shorthaired Pointer fares the best in a country setting.

Special Requirements

The German Shorthaired Pointer needs daily exercise and activities in order to be occupied enough not to get into mischief.

German Shorthaired Pointer Health

The following conditions are commonly seen in German Shorthaired Pointers:

German Shorthaired Pointer History and Background

Originally referred to as Deutsch Kurzhaar, the German Shorthaired Pointer is known for its versatile hunting capabilities. In the early 17th century, the Spanish Pointer was crossbred with the Hannover Hound, which produced a dog that was capable of trailing both mammals and birds.

Further breeding with the English Pointer gave rise to controversies among some of the breeders, but eventually the German Shorthaired Pointer was created. The breed first entered the United States in the 1920s, later being recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930. Today the breed is regarded for its ability to easily point, trail and retrieve its target.

National Club

German Shorthaired Pointer Club of America
1336 Seanor Rd.
Windber, PA 15963

German Shorthaired Pointer Fun Fact

A German Shorthaired Pointer named Carlee was awarded best in show at the 2005 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. This was the second German Shorthair to win this honor.


By: Chewy Editorial