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German Short-Haired Pointer


 

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Group: Sporting
Breed Family: Pointer

While the origins of the German Short-haired Pointer are unclear, it does seem to have been developed by breeding the old German Bird Dog with a number of scent hounds and pointing dogs, including the Pointer.

The breed was originally much coarser than the elegant dog it is today, with heavier lips, abundant dewlaps and coarser features. The Klub Kurzhaar (kurzhaar translates as short-haired) was established in the 1870’s, helping to bring the dog to its modern appearance. The breed is known in Germany as the Deutscher Kurzhaariger Vorstehhund or Kurzhaar, or German Setter.

 

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