York Pennsylvania Dog Kennel
Two days ago someone brought a dog into our York Pennsylvania dogthat I didn't recognize so I got online and this is what I learnt about the German Shorthaired Pointer. The German Shorthaired Pointer was developed in Germany in the 1800s to be used for hunting a wide variety of game. Some canine experts consider it to be the most versatile of all hunting because of its intelligence and affectionate nature. This hunting dog breed was developed by crossing an older German Pointer breed with the English Pointer to create a highly capable, nimble, and alert breed.
The German Shorthaired Pointer's coat is short, thick, and somewhat harsh. Because it of its density it is quite water-resistant helping to make it an excellent water dog. Like the other German Pointers—the German Wirehaired Pointer and the German Longhaired Pointer—this is one of the few hunting breeds that can perform virtually all hunting roles. It is pointer and retriever, bird dog and water dog, and unlike many other breeds can even be used for hunting larger and more dangerous game, and has the keen and powerful scent hound's talented nose. It is both a strong swimmer and works well on all terrain including rough terrain. It is persistent, indefatigable, resilient, and dependable. In short, it is a superb well rounded hunting dog that has remained popular for many years with hunters of many nations.
This is an intelligent and trainable breed. Like most intelligent, it can have a mind of its own and so the breed requires training to ensure that it understands that the owner is in charge. Along with its superb hunting ability and companionable personality, its intelligence and trainability continue to make this one of the more popular large breeds.