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German Shorthaired Pointer




I talk to him when I'm lonesome like, and I'm sure he understands. When he looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands; Then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat, For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that!
-- W. Dayton Wedgefarth

German Shorthaired Pointer puppy

"Lacey" a Sunup puppy

German Shorthaired Pointer adult
Can/UKC Ch Sunup Gem of my Heart

The German Shorthaired Pointer has existed in Germany since the 1600s. 

The first German Shorthairs resulted from crossing the Spanish Pointer and the Bloodhound. 

Later on, to increase speed and sharpen his scenting abilities, the English Pointer was bred into the line. 

German Shorthairs were developed to hunt birds and small animals on land or water. They are excellent all round gun dogs: exceptional trackers, pointers and retrievers of game, watchdogs, and companions.

The German Shorthaired Pointer stands up to 25 inches tall at the shoulder. He has a short, dense coat in black, black and white, liver and white, liver-roan, or solid liver. Grooming requirements are minimal.

An affectionate, even-tempered, gentle dog, he prefers to live with people. Not a dog to live in the kennel or be left alone all day, the German Shorthaired Pointer is happiest when engaged in outdoor activity. Although he is reliable with children, gentle, and even-tempered, he may be a little too boisterous for very young children.  

The German Shorthaired Pointer is an energetic hunter. As a high-energy animal, he needs lots of vigorous exercise to maintain his happy, balanced nature. He does best in a rural environment where there is plenty of room to run! A fenced yard is essential. The German Short-Hair is intelligent, responsive, and easily trainable. He should be trained from an early age by a patient but firm leader.


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 German Short-haired Pointer Club of Canada

The German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Manitoba

North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association
Vancouver Island Pointing Dog Club


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CKC German Shorthaired Pointer Breed Standard

Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Barbara Taws, Sunup Reg'd




Kurt and Megan Bevans
Range Road 18-3 
Drumheller, AB   T0J 0Y0 
(403) 364-3033  

Bevans Pointers

Matthew Swan
Site 14 Box 28, RR#2
Barrhead, AB  T7N 1N3
(780) 206-2406


Leah Thorsteinson
RR#1, Site 4, Box 14
Wembley, AB   T0H 3S0
(780) 766-3044

Peregrine Reg'd




Geraldine Brouwer
3911 Fifteen Road
St. Anns, ON  L0R 1Y0
(905) 957-2717

BigCountry Kennels

Ray and Pat Iredale
PO Box 1196 (2557 Perth Road 130)
St. Marys, ON  N4X 1B7
(519) 284-2363

Whisperfield Perm Reg'd

Heather and David Kalmakoff 
1125 Grandview Street North
Oshawa, ON   L1K 2S8
(905) 434-8968

Nancibeth Koutstaal
324 8th Con
Harley, ON   N0E 1E0
(519) 449-1379

German Shorthaired Pointer puppies
Legacyk Kennel Reg'd

Anthony Marziano
57 Stillwater Crescent
Brampton, ON  L6X 3L5
(905) 457-1942


Doris and Laverne Morrison
774 Little Britain Road
Little Britain, ON  K0M 2C0
(705) 786-3725

Huntersglen Perm Reg'd

Liz Outram
Norwood, ON  K0L 2V0
(705) 639-1236


Sherry L. Saunders BSc.
RR#3 Station Main
Stouffville, ON   L4A 7X4
(905) 640-6832

RobinHood Perm Reg'd

Barbara Taws
17378 Warden Avenue, RR#3
Newmarket, ON  L3Y 4W1
(905) 967-0954

Sunup Reg'd


Nova Scotia


Fred and Marie Cook
RR#1, Pictou County
Thorburn, NS   B0K 1W0
(902) 922-2699

Maries Reg'd



German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Canada
Canadian Rescue Coordinator: Heather Brennan


Did you know?

Award-winning American writer, Rick Bass' story on living and hunting with a German Shorthaired Pointer in Montana is detailed 
in the book 
"Colter: The True Story of the Best Dog I Ever Had".


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