Breed Profile

German Shorthaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointer
German Shorthaired Pointer
German Shorthaired Pointer
Originally bred as a hunting dog, the German Shorthaired Pointer is one of the world's most popular dogs. This active breed was first developed during the 17th century by crossing the Spanish Pointer and the Bloodhound. The result was a loyal, active dog capable of sniffing out game throughout the wilds of Europe. The dog was first registered by the German Kennel Club in 1872 and its popularity continues to grow around the globe.


This robust dog normally lives up to 16 years of age.


German Shorthaired Pointers are gentle, active dogs that love human company - particularly children. They are an intelligent breed making them relatively easy to train. Their loving disposition makes them an ideal pet for dog lovers of all ages.


These agreeable dogs will get along with most pets in the home, especially when raised together from an early age. Like most hunting breeds, they may enjoy the occasional (but harmless) chasing game with smaller pets.


The German Shorthaired Pointer should be brushed with a firm bristle brush at least twice a month and bathed when required. Like most hunting dogs, this breed needs plenty of exercise if it is to stay in peak condition so regular walks or runs will also be required. While these dogs have a gentle, loving nature, they are easily excited and should be supervised around young children to help discourage jumping up.


Being an active dog, the German Shorthaired Pointer needs plenty of space to roam and explore and is best suited to a home environment with a large backyard. Owners must be prepared for regular, lengthy exercise sessions.


If you want more information on this loyal animal, contact the breed club in your State.

Recommended Breeders

Breeder NameKennelState 
Diana and Jade Norman Edelhof QLD Contact
Shannon Perkins Sevoier SA Contact
Joe-Anne Simpson Kruz QLD Contact
Rebecca Bush Atorae SA Contact
Heather Reynolds Tealpoint QLD Contact
Jennifer Sharland Chicabud QLD Contact
Kath Williams Katydid WA Contact
Charmaine Walker Klausnkesh NSW Contact
Anne and Kate Raymond Valache SA Contact
Jay and Hayley Deeks Brownhunt NSW Contact
katherine Wishart Arendt VIC Contact
Lorraine Brennan Mianoka VIC Contact
Kay Hutt KAPOINT QLD Contact
J MacKenzie Oakridge SA Contact
John & Val Wishart Abovin VIC Contact
Anne Whitehead wahrelegende WA Contact
Kim Perry Kapercolhof NSW Contact
Kirra Parks Jetpoint QLD Contact
Susan King Avadarban NSW Contact
Dianna Wannell Silvagun NSW Contact
George and Sharon Koutsantonis Durers WA Contact
Kay Hutt Kapoint QLD Contact
Lyn Mansfiled Centaine NSW Contact
Todd Sproule Zenchar TAS Contact
Victoria Stephens Weisterhund Australian Capital Territory Contact
Jade Norman edelhof QLD Contact
Alison Alick Jandiranch QLD Contact
Kerry Winters Abtei VIC Contact
Robyn Raven Edpra VIC Contact
Lara Haynes Germanicus NSW Contact
Christine Cunningham Knusprig NSW Contact
Lyn Mansfield Centaine NSW Contact
Susan Brown Tarlorise NSW Contact
Yvonne Butler Huntsure QLD Contact
Kate Raymond Valache SA Contact
Ann-Maree Kotynia Lothbrok TAS Contact
Ashlee Keulen-Brain Makapoynt WA Contact

*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.

Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)



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