MOST SUITED AS Field sports dog and family pet.

The shoulder-height is 62 – 66cm ( 24 1/2 – 26in) for dogs and 58 – 63cm (22 1/2 – 24 1/2) for bitches.

The short-haired coat is recognised in brown (with and without white markings), dark brown roan, light brown roan, and white with brown markings on the head or with brown patches or spots. There are also black coats with the same com­binations of markings as the brown varieties. Yellow markings are also permissible.

This breed does not need much attention to its coat. An occasional brushing will keep the hair in good condition. Check from time to time to ensure that the ears are clean.

These dogs are tractable, intelligent and eager to learn, loyal, active, spontaneous, brave, vigilant, playful, friendly, and have a good scenting nose.

Because they are intelligent and eager to learn, Short-haired German Pointers are not difficult to train provided their handler is consistent in approach. They like to be busy and they enjoy working for their handler. They are outstanding all-round field sports dogs.

German Pointers generally get on well with their own kind, other animals, and with children. Although they tend to be friendly with everyone, they can be vigilant.

The  German Short-haired Pointer is best-suited to a sporty family. Bear in mind that this is a hunting dog that likes to be kept busy and it cannot and will not adapt to an easy-going life.

Veterinary Surgeon, London at Blue Cross UK | + posts

A London based Veterinary surgeon, Sanja is also an avid writer and pet advocate.