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German Longhaired Pointer

Description

Illustration of German Longhaired Pointer

This is the least numerous of the German pointing breeds and it is thought that an addition of Setter and Spaniel blood to the root stock of the other German Pointers brought the coat type. Seen in the show ring in smaller numbers, he is, however, an excellent worker.

The Gundog Breed Group

Dogs that were originally trained to find live game and/or to retrieve game that had been shot and wounded. This group is divided into four categories - Retrievers, Spaniels, Hunt/Point/Retrieve, Pointers and Setters - although many of the breeds are capable of doing the same work as the other sub-groups. They make good companions, their temperament making them ideal all-round family dogs.


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