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German Shorthaired Pointer

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German Shorthaired Pointer information
Name German Shorthaired Pointer
Other names Deutscher kurzhaariger Vorstehhund, Deutsch Kurzhaar, Kurzhaar
Origin Germany
Size Type Large dog breeds
Breed Group Sporting dog breeds (AKC) , Gun Dog ( UKC )
Life span 12 -14 years
Temperament Affectionate, Intelligent, Trainable, Boisterous, Bold, Cooperative
Height Female: 23-25 inches (58-63 cm) Male: 24-26 inches (62-66 cm)
Weight Female: 20.4-27.2 kg Male: 24.9-31.8 kg
Colors Liver, Brown, Black & White, Brown & White, Liver & White, Liver Roan
Puppy Price Average $500 - $600 USD
German Shorthaired Pointer Characteristics
Good with Kids
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Ranking: 17
Hypoallergenic No
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a versatile hunter, an all-purpose gun dog capable of high performance in field and water. The judgement of Shorthairs in the show ring reflects this basic characteristic. The overall picture which is created in the observer's eye is that of an aristocratic, well balanced, symmetrical animal with conformation indicating power, endurance and agility and a look of intelligence and animation. The dog is neither unduly small nor conspicuously large. It gives the impression of medium size, but is like the proper hunter, "with a short back, but standing over plenty of ground." Symmetry and field quality are most essential. A dog in hard and lean field condition is not to be penalized; however, overly fat or poorly muscled dogs are to be penalized. A dog well balanced in all points is preferable to one with outstanding good qualities and defects. Grace of outline, clean-cut head, sloping shoulders, deep chest, powerful back, strong quarters, good bone composition, adequate muscle, well carried tail and taut coat produce a look of nobility and indicate a heritage of purposefully conducted breeding. Further evidence of this heritage is movement which is balanced, alertly coordinated and without wasted motion.
Body type
A properly proportioned German Shorthaired Pointer is slightly longer (measured from prosternum to point of buttocks) than tall (measured from the withers to the ground). The length of the front legs (measured from point of elbow to the ground) is slightly longer than the deepest part of the body.

The ribs extend well back and are well sprung out from the spine, forming a broad, strong back, then curving down and inward to form a deep body, extending to the elbow. The circumference of the thorax immediately behind the elbows is smaller than that of the thorax about a hand's breadth behind the elbows so that the upper arm has room for movement. The forechest extends only slightly in front of the point of shoulder.

Viewed from the front, the chest between the forelegs is well filled and is at least as wide as a man's closed hand.

The back is short, muscular, and slightly sloping from withers to set-on of tail. The loin is of moderate length, muscular, and slightly arched with moderate tuck-up. The croup is wide and slightly sloping.
The hair is short and thick and feels tough to the hand; it is somewhat longer on the underside of the tail and the back edges of the haunches. The hair is softer, thinner and shorter on the ears and the head. Any dog with long hair in the body coat is to be severely penalized.
The coat may be of solid black or any combination of black and white, including black and white ticked, black spotted and white ticked, or black roan.
The Shorthair is friendly, intelligent, and willing to please. The first impression is that of a keen enthusiasm for work without indication of nervous or flightly character.
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