August 20, 2017

AKC and UKC classify breeds into "groups" by their original purpose.
Northern or Spitz types may eventually be sub-divided.
Explore the Group descriptions below, or choose from the
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lifestyle and interests. If you already know just which breed you prefer, use the drop-down
list of all breeds!

Sporting Breeds

Bird dogs hunt and retrieve by scent and sight

Spaniel or Pointer,
Flusher or Setter,
Sporting dogs are
the hunter's go-getter!


Scent and Sight hounds hunt feather or fur

By day or by night,
to tree or to ground,
there's nothing so sweet
as the voice of a hound.

Working Dogs

Service work, police, draft, and protection dogs

Watchman at night,
companion by day,
he does your bidding
at work or at play


Courageous hunters and faithful friends

No fear, no pain,
no game's too rough,
a working terrier
is dog enough!

Toy Breeds

Diminutive, delightful and utterly devoted

A Toy is a toy, a
companion and more,
a treasure, a joy,
and a dog to adore


Utility dogs are multi-purpose, companions

No look-alikes here,
but tricks they can do.
Your very best friend
is rugged and true.

Herding Dogs

Pastoral breeds protect and control stock

They move, gather
and faithfully guard
cattle and sheep and
the kids in the yard.

Miscellaneous/Rare Breeds

Often foreign or newly developed

Shower me not
with gems so rare,
give me instead,
a diamond with hair


They are types or species more than "breeds"

Old as the dingo,
wild as the wind,
wise as coyote,
Man's very best friend

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German Shorthaired Pointer Puppy Breed Information
The German Shorthaired Pointer averages 50 pounds of muscle in a short, easy to groom distinctive liver and white ticked or roan coat. His well-knit, aristocratic frame is set off by a high-set tail docked at half length. The German Shorthair is intelligent and keenly enthusiastic about work or play.


German Shorthaired Pointer Puppy & Breed Information


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The German Shorthaired Pointer traces his roots back to the German Bird Dog, English Foxhound and Spanish Pointer, judiciously crossed with the elegant English Pointer to create clean lines, sound temperament and longevity.  The German Shorthair can be vocal but he is not a barker.


German Shorthaired Pointer Coat, Color, Care: He has a short, easy-care coat that feels tough to the hand except for the head and ears which are smooth as sick and invite stroking. 


German Shorthaired Pointer Personality: He has inherited equally from his stolid and enthusiastic ancestors, making him a serious worker with a “good guy” personality.  The German Shorthair is not flighty or nervous but he does have energy to spare and is willing to do whatever is asked.


Exercise Requirements: German Shorthaired Pointers thrive on regular outdoor exercise.  A large fenced yard for chasing a Frisbee will do but he will never turn down a good romp with the kids and unwinding in play will prevent nervous habits such as chewing or licking.


Health Concerns: Health Concerns: Hip dysplasia is common with large, fast growing breeds but can be modified by diet and proper exercise.  Eye problems such as entropion can occur and lymphedema, hermaphrodisim, von Willibrands Disease, or gastric torsion has been noted.  Allergies, itching, or thyroid imbalance is most often the result of environmental factors, including medication side effects.  A partially home-cooked diet free of preservatives, dyes, and chemicals, supplemented with vitamins and fish oils may prevent or correct such disorders.


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German Shorthaired Pointer AKC Standard
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