German shorthaired pointer

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German shorthaired pointer

a medium- to large-sized gun dog with pendulous ears, docked tail and very short haircoat that is liver- or black-colored in solid, spotted or ticked patterns. It is used as a retriever and pointer. The breed is affected by an inherited GM2 gangliosidosis.
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It's a Deutsch Kurzhaar, a gun dog that hunts anything with a heartbeat.
Some basic research in the library on the Kurzhaar revealed that the DK was the "German" version of the dog I knew as the German shorthair.
Though a breed organization such as the Deutsch Kurzhaar Club of North America still adheres to the original German ideals with their dogs, most other German short-hair breeding and testing groups, such as the German Shorthair Club of America and NAVHDA, have dropped the Continental emphasis on blood tracking, fierceness in dispatching predators and tracking big game.
Many shorthair breeders see NAVHDA as the place with the widest and deepest gene pool made up of dogs from a great variety of backgrounds that can include Deutsch Kurzhaars, field trial and hunt test dogs, and dogs proven as winners in competitive hunting contests," Rieser says.
A couple of shaggy Spinoni paraded past a booth featuring Deutch Kurzhaars (German shorthairs from Germany).