Exceptional Hunting Dog
The German short-haired pointer is a relative of the Spanish pointer. The Spanish pointer was brought to Germany in the 1600’s by Flemish hunters. They crossed the Italian pointer with the English pointer which led to a faster and more energetic dog. This cross breed version of the Spanish pointer led to the modern short-haired pointer.
The German short-haired pointer is a dog you can spot quickly. It’s an elegant looking dog that grows to roughly 25 inches in height and it weighs in one average at 60 pounds. Weights do range from 55-70 pounds, but overall this dog has a lean physique.
According to standards, the German short-haired pointer has a well-delineated head with a broad skull and flat arch. Its nose is a very prominent brown color (flesh colored noses are not desire-able with show dogs), it has slightly pendent lips along with a tight-fitting bite.
This dog is acceptable as a family dog; it can be contained inside of your home, but this dog requires room to exercise. This dog is an extremely intelligent breed, hunts exceptionally well and is a poplular dog among various types of hunters.
Article Information gathered from: Simon & Shuster’s Guide to Dogs 1980; Page 209; Author: Gino Pugnetti