German Longhaired Pointer
This versatile gundog was created in the 1800's by crossing common European hunting dogs with French Spaniels, Spanish Pointers, Irish Setters, German Shorthaired Pointers, Gordon Setters and Newfoundlands. The German Longhaired Pointer was a succesful hunter and type was fully established by the 1870's, resulting in the first breed Standard being written in 1879 and updated in 1902. It remains moderately popular to this day. Tireless, driven and trainable, this energetic pointer is primarily a working breed, although it makes a good family pet and watchdog. Muscular and lean, it is a fast and athletic hunter.
The coat is feathered, dense and rich, coming in liver brown shades with white, gray and roan markings. Average height is around 24 inches.