Get to know the German Shorthaired Pointer
All you need to know about the breed
Known among aficionados as the “perfect Pointer”, the German Shorthaired Pointer is an endearing and hugely well-liked breed. With their compact body dressed in its lovely liver-and-white water-resistant coat, the dog presents a solid and reserved presence, consistently called noble and aristocratic by those who adore this great-natured sporting breed.
The German Shorthaired Pointer temperament is very even-keeled, except when it comes to sport - then it’s all systems go. The highly bred field dog is an expert at retrieving - mostly birds - and known as the quintessential sport dog for their power, speed, and endurance. They adore being in the field or a body of water doing what they do best. And, true to his name, he really does point! Which happens when game is spotted down in the field, and the dog won’t let it out of their site.
If you’re not the sporting type but an active person otherwise, that’s OK with the German Shorthaired Pointer as their high energy level means they are always up for a run, hike, or swim, with their zest for life. Don’t be afraid to challenge them: With their sleek build and great attitude, they more than likely won’t shy away. A word of caution: With their incredible energy, this breed isn’t recommended for families with children under the age of seven. Not because the pooch would do harm intentionally, simply because they may bowl them over from being too rambunctious.
The German Shorthaired Pointer breed has also become a show favourite over the years, lauded by kennel clubs in the United States and Europe for their superb demeanor and physical constitution.
2 facts about German Shorthaired Pointers
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your German Shorthaired Pointer