Jen L: What's the difference between and English Pointer & a GSH Pointer?
What's the difference between and English Pointer & a German Short-haired Pointer?
im just wondering. is one more rare than the other in the US? or in general?
I have an english pointer lab mix. Im just wondering if their two different breeds or what. Thanks.
yes, i realize they are two different breeds. I Meant personality wise are they different at all?
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Answer by CC
They are 2 different breeds....according to the Mini-Atlas of Dog Breeds the GSH is considered a Schweisshund and is likely from a cross of between the Spanish Pointer, English Foxhounds, and a variety of German Scenthounds. He is from 23 - 25 inches high, and 55 - 70 pounds. Their lineage is more difficult to trace. The desired color (but not the only colors) is solid liver or liver and white - with or without ticking.They are water dogs and have webbed feet. The picture I'm looking at shows a dog with a long pointed tail, curled under and not docked.
The English Pointer is also believed to be of "Spanish Extraction," but bred into a lighter and more graceful dog than the Spanish Pointer. They are known to be exceptional gundogs and are from 22 - 27 inches high, and 42 - 67 pounds. He is generally more muscular and has a desire to hunt and an exceptional nose. Their lineage goes back to the 1700's in Great Britain. Their colors are tan (lemon) a
and white, orange and white, liver and white, and black and white. Self and tri-colors occur and are accepted. The tail here is shown to be about 4-5 inches and docked.
Since you brought it up...let me quote the book on what you refer to as "personality," -- they refer to as Character:
GSP - "Efficient and no-nonsense, like his taut coat, the Shorthair is an unbeatable field dog, with a subtle nose and the ability to work on water or land. As a companion, he is keen and easily trained in addition to being affectionate and approachable."
English Pointer - "Pointers are celebrated for their even and kind dispositions. The breed's bearing is decidedly aristocratic. In intelligence and trainability, he and owners simultaneously stick their noses way out to point his being second to none." I kid you not -that is what is says :^)
Both are recognized by FCI, AKC, UKC, KCGB, CKC and ANKC.
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