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German Short-Haired Pointer

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
German Short-Haired Pointer
Exercise
Grooming
Appearance
23-27.5” (58-70cm) 66 lb (29.9 kg) Slightly wavy, weather-resistant coat. Solid liver colour, liver with white markings, or white with liver markings.
History

When game hunting was opened to the general populace in the 1800s, people wanted an all-round hunting dog that could take on any prey. Prince Albrecht zu Solmes-Braunfels combined several successful breeds such as the German Bird Dog and the Spanish and English Pointer. He selected for function and hunting ability rather than breed type and appearance – a deleterious practice. The result was an intelligent hunting dog who would willingly work in water, retrieve and track. Popular with hunters worldwide, the German Short-haired Pointer spread to North America in the early 1900s.

Personality

Enthusiastic and full of energy, the German Short-haired Pointer is an intelligent dog and a joy to train. He loves to work, whether by hunting, doing obedience, playing flyballor running agility courses. Always up for a run, he needs opportunities to get out and exercise his hunting instincts. He loves his family, and is good with children.

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German Short-Haired Pointer Breeders

Fogelhund Reg’d
Ontario

Fogelhund Reg’d, Susan & Mike Riemer. Home of American and Canadian hunting-titled Shorthairs. All-purpose, proven, quality gun dogs that also perform in conformation and obedience. Four-titled, proven stud available. Puppies occasionally by reservation. 4452 11th Line, RR 4, Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0. (705) 458-1663; sriemer@fogelhund.com; www.fogelhund.com

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