|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.
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,
solid liver. Grooming requirements are minimal.
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