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My German Shorthaired Pointers

About German Shorthaired Pointers

The German Shorthaired Pointer is primarily a hunting dog. As their name would suggest they originated in Germany. The German's bred them to be a general all around hunting dog with the abilty to hunt any type of game. In the United States they are mostly used for upland game such as quail and pheasant. Although they were primarily bred for hunting the German Shorthaired Pointer is a very loyal and family oriented dog and make excellent family pets.


Maxx Small PictureMaxx is a male German Shorthaired Pointer. The average weight of a male shorthair is 50-60 pounds. Maxx was born on January 23, 2003. I purchased Maxx as a puppy in Iowa from an individual that had a litter from their personal hunting dog. Maxx's bloodline is from the Rawhide Kennel bloodline which is a very well known bloodline in the shorthair community. Maxx's father is a 5 time field champion and his grandfather is a 3 time national field champion and is the only dog in history to ever win this title back-to-back-to-back.


Annie Small PictureAnnie is a female shorthair. The average weight of a female shorthair is 40-50 pounds. Annie was born on August 15, 1999. I purchased Annie when she was 2 years old. Annie is one of the best all around bird dogs I have ever owned. She is great in the field and at home. Annie is an inside dog and loves to sleep in bed with my youngest son. Annie's parents are professional guide dogs at a hunting preserve. Annie's bloodline is more of a personal gun dog bloodline with very little emphasis on field trials.


Sara Small PictureSara is a female shorthair. Sara was born on September 17, 2006. Sara is the daughter of Maxx and Annie. She was hand picked by me from a litter of nine puppies. There were four females and five males in the litter. Sara was the puppy that stood out the most in the litter. Sara loves to hunt pheasant and quail with her parents. Sara is a very loving dog and enjoys playing with my sons.

Training A Shorthair

Training a shorthair is very easy but it still takes a great deal of time and committment by the dogs owner. Obedience training is just like with any other dog. Shorthairs are very intellegent and learn quickly. A good birddog from a natural hunting bloodline really doesnt need any training to hunt. It is recommended that they have some basic training before entering the field so that you have control of you dog at all times. Commands such as "come" and "stay/whoa" are essential in the field as well as home. When hunting dogs can easily wander onto roadways and and get injured so "come" is essential in order to keep the dogs out of harms way.