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Intro to the German Shorthaired Pointer


Country of Origin: Germany

Date of Origin: 1870’s
Original use: Hunting
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Weight: 25-32 kg (male), 20-27kg (female)
Height: 58-64 cm (male), 53-59cm (female)


The Shorthair is friendly, intelligent, and willing to please. The German Shorthaired Pointer is a versatile hunter, an all-purpose gun dog capable of high performance in field and water. The overall picture which is created in the observer’s eye is that of an aristocratic, well balanced, symmetrical animal with conformation indicating power, endurance and agility and a look of intelligence and animation. The hair is short and thick and feels tough to the hand; it is somewhat longer on the underside of the tail and the back edges of the haunches. The hair is softer, thinner and shorter on the ears and the head. The coat may be of solid liver or a combination of liver and white such as liver and white ticked, liver patched and white ticked, or liver roan.


Information brought to Pups of Sydney by the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Victoria and the American Kennel Club


Images courtesy of Ifitwags


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