German Shorthair Pointer
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Although this beautiful dog can be characterized by her liver colored short coat that is speckled in some places and marked in others by large patches of solid color referred to as saddles, don’t be completely fooled by her name. The German Shorthair is actually a descendant of the Spanish Pointer. But not to worry, German fanatikers,… she’s been bred in Germany since the 1600’s, making her ancestors the equivalent of the Pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock.
Aside from her great beauty, this dog makes an obedient, energetic and willing hunter. She can work within close range very well, but may also be used in open territory. Just remember to get this dog a bell or something bright orange to wear because that beautiful speckled coat can make her hard to see in any outdoor hunting setting.
The average size of the Shorthair is between 23 and 25 inches tall for the males and 21 and 23 inches tall at the shoulder for females. Males should weigh between 55 to 75 pounds while females should be between 40 and 60 pounds in weight.