The development of the German Shorthaired Pointer began between 1870 and 1880. The breed was based primarily on dogs of Spanish Pointer. The German Short-haired Pointer was first introduced to North America in the mid-1920s. It didn`t take long for the handsome breed to become established here as a popular sporting dog and family pet.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is full of enthusiasm, and is friendly and intelligent.
The German Shorthaired pointer is a combination of power, endurance, agility and animation. He is sturdy, hardy and active. The breed adapts well to family life in a suburban or country setting but needs lot of exercise to use up some of his abundant energy.
Size: Males will measure from 23-25 in, 58-64 cm and weigh 55-75 lb. Females will be about 21-23 in, and 45-60 lb.
Coat: The coat is short, thick and feels tough and hard to the hand.
Grooming: A rubdown with a hound mitt will keep the coat groomed for the most part. However, it`s a good idea to examine the ears regularly and clean as needed.