The German Shorthaired Pointer, also referred to as the German Pointer, the Deutscher, the Kurzhaaringer Vortsehund, and the Kurzhaar, is a German breed. It was first developed back in the 17th century as a hunting dog. This breed most likely descends from the crossing of the Bloodhound and the Spanish Pointer. Today this dog is still used as a sporting dog, however, they also make a great family dog.
The German Shorthaired Pointer stands between 21 and 25 inches tall and weighs between 40 and 55 pounds. They have a short coarse coat that comes in solid colors and spotted variations. The most common coat colors include liver, white, and white ticked. This is a very even tempered dog that is affectionate and playful.
The German Wirehaired Pointer is known by a lot of different names including Deutscher Drahthaariger, Vorstehund, German Pointer, and Drahthaar. This German breed was first developed at the end of the 19th century as a hunting dog. This breed was created by crossing several dog breeds including Terriers, German Shorthaired Pointers, Foxhounds and Poodles. Today this breed is used as both a sporting dog and as a family dog.