Prized for his versatility and hunting prowess, the German Shorthaired Pointer is counted among the most talented of all working dogs, willing to please his master and easy to train. The breed, alert and energetic, understandably has become a favorite pet choice for many dog owners. This sporting dog's natural intelligence is evident in his soft brown eyes, which harmoniously balance his characteristic liver-colored coat. For the active family seeking an obedient, attentive and protective dog, the German Shorthair will not fall short. This book provides the necessary information about German Shorthairs and their ancestry in Europe and the US, breed characteristics and standard, as well as puppy selection, feeding, training, preventative health care and behavior of the breed. The new owner will welcome advice about puppy-proofing the home, preparing for the pup's arrival, housebreaking and preventing puppy problems. In addition to an authoritative, comprehensive text, this book presents over 135 photographs in full color, which prove to be as informative as they are attractive.