The German Shorthaired Pointer is descended from the old Spanish Pointer. The Spanish pointer arrived in Germany in the 1600s. Very likely the breed also includes genetic contributions from other local German breeds such as other hunting dogs and scent hounds. The German Shorthaired Pointer breed was originally developed as a gun dog for both filed and water retrieval.
German Longhaired Pointer Description.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a dog of many hats capable of adapting to different environments. Widely viewed as lean, athletic, and responsive these affectionate dogs are popular with active families. Eager to please without being fidgety, and hard-working. As a herding breed, German Shorthaired Pointers will generally need plenty of outdoor time and opportunities for challenging physical activities.