The German Shorthaired Pointer has mysterious origins but their source may have been the German Bird Dog, who was related to the old Spanish Pointer along with a variety of cross breeding with local German track and trail dogs and scent hounds. The Germans added the English Pointers to provide classiness to the prototype of the German Shorthaired Pointer. This produced a service dog that also had sporting abilities. The dog has a good appearance, clean lines and a wholesome personality.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is an adaptable hunter and multipurpose gun dog with high intelligence and a strong scenting ability. This breed is quite good with various kinds of game and sport. These activities include retrieving, trailing and pointing pheasant, waterfowl, quail, raccoons, grouse, possum and dear. He is also very even-tempered and loyal to his human owners. An excellent watchdog, the German Shorthaired Pointer thrives when he is allowed to be part of the family activities. He loves to work, too.
This breed is medium-sized with a royal bearing and is colored as solid liver or liver and white. He is an athletic dog and is adaptable to various living situations. However, he will require constant exercise to keep him happy. He has a short coat that sheds, but he only requires minimal grooming. If this sounds like the dog for you and your family, have a look at the ads for German Shorthaired Pointers listed below. You may find yours waiting there.