The German Shorthaired Pointer’s ancestry isn’t clear but it’s believed that he came from the German Bird Dog and is related to the Spanish Pointer and other game and hunting dogs. He’s an excellent hunter on land and in the water and can track and retrieve waterfowl, grouse, quail, pheasant, possums, raccoons and deer. He was bred with the English Pointer to develop a dog with good temperament, sporting attributes and good looks.
His coat can be white, liver or solid liver in colour. He loves being with his family and is a loyal, intelligent, mild-mannered watchdog. He does need lots of exercise because he’s an athlete. He does shed but doesn’t need much grooming. He stands at 23 – 25 inches high.