A hunting dog, very lean and well balanced. There is one major difference between the German Short haired and the English, the German has a a long muzzle which is never pointed and is the same length as the skull. The German short haired has very distinctive features including almond shaped eyes and a brown nose, very broad ears set close to the head and teeth like scissors. The German Short haired Pointer is a little smaller than the standard Pointer.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is higly energetic, intellegent and always wanting to please, a very loyal, caring and cheerful dog. The German short haired Pointer if left for long periods of time can become lonely, destructive and nervous.
Grooming: The smooth coat of the Pointer is very easy to groom. Just regularly brush with a firm bristle brush and bathe only when necessary. A rub with a piece of toweling will leave the coat soft and shiny.
The German Short haired pointer is from the 19th century, German hunters required a dog with a good nose that would point within a reasonable distance for a man hunting by foot. The dog needed to retrieve both fur and feather, from water or land, and also be a fine tracker. The German Shorthair is a versatile hunter and an all-purpose gun dog capable of high performance in both field and water. A fine natural retriever, an excellent companion for a hunter on foot, requires little training.