Assessment of breed characteristics
|Adaptability Definition of how easy a dog is. can adapt to changes in life.|
|Shedding Level Level and frequency of hair loss in animal.|
|Level of tenderness Level and amount of tenderness and affection that the dog gives back in return for attention to itself.|
|Need for Exercise Daily Activity Level dogs.|
|Social need Required number of dog contacts with other animals as well as people.|
|Housing ratio Factor that determines the level of noise and other inconvenience that the dog can deliver to the owners in the ratio the size of the apartment to the size of the dog.|
|Grooming Number of bathing, combing, as well as necessary number of professional grooming sessions required the dog.|
|Friendliness in an unfamiliar environment society with strangers or in an unfamiliar environment.|
|The tendency to bark The tendency to bark and its frequency and volume.|
|Health Issues Potential Health Status dogs.|
|Territorial tendency of the dog to protect his house, yard or even a car owner.|
|Cat friendliness A trend towards cat tolerance and reduced manifestation of hunting instincts.|
|Intelligence Dog’s ability to think and solve emerging difficulties (not to be confused with learning!).|
|Education and training Level of difficulty in training a dog perform certain actions.|
|Friendliness for children Factor determining how much the dog friendly to children, whether she likes to play with them and endure some children’s pranks.|
|Game activity The concept is determined by its very name, and, usually found in almost all dogs.|
|Observability Dog’s ability to detect presence a stranger in his territory.|
|Friendliness for other dogs Dog’s tendency to find common language with other relatives.|
Brief description of the breed
Kurzhaar (German Short-haired Pointing Dog, or German Pointer) – universal hunting dog that can hunt on water and drier. Male kurtshaar reach a height of 55-65 cm with a weight of 26-35 kilograms. The growth of females can be 52-57 cm, and weight 23-30 kilograms. The animals of this breed are true loyal friends, needing a lot of physical exertion. Kurtshaar is a versatile sports, hunting dog and a good companion. The animal hunts feathered, but can become an unrivaled hunter for large animals, even deer! Hunting instincts do not prevent the dog from being an affectionate and gentle friend. He adores playing with children and being with his family. This dog is always will keep company during walks or evening runs. If you looking for a strong, loyal and gentle friend for the whole family, then Kurzhaar can be a great pet that everyone will love exceptions are members of your family. The dog has elegant proportions body, expressive eyes, sharp mind and good natured character. The tail of these dogs tends to stop, leaving about 40% of the original tail length. Animals lend themselves well training. It is important to start learning and socializing from the very young. Kurtshaar is full of activity and enthusiasm. He loves to be between people, play with children and give all the warmth and attention to family members. If for a long time leave the dog in loneliness, the animal may manifest unpleasant traits character. The dog can be nervous, even aggressive, sometimes loneliness disposes an animal to harm objects interior in the house. It is noteworthy that males are more sociable than females, but loneliness is unbearable for a kurzhaar regardless of his gender. The dog’s powerful muscles need regular physical activity. Webbed feet and waterproof coat indicates that the dog loves water. If you have a pool, then, of course, the Kurzhaar will not refuse to swim in it. The dog is always tries to please and please his master, especially if such efforts are rewarded with a pet treat or praise. refers to one of the few hunting breeds that, in addition to their main purpose, coping with the role a caring, attentive friend and a full member of the family. Kurzhaar easily hunts birds, especially waterfowl, rabbits, raccoons, deer.
Photo of Kurzhaar breed dogs |
The first representatives of this breed appeared in the 17th century. German the short-haired cops in the form that is familiar to us now were bred in the mid-nineteenth century. The ancestors of the Kurzhaar were Spanish pointers, who later began to cross with English by the pointers. The purpose of this selection was to breed a hunting dog, capable of working on water and on land. Prince of the royal court Hanover Albrecht zu Solms-Braunfeld generously rewarded breeders of these dogs, as a result of whose work appeared a hunting dog that has become an intelligent, affectionate and gentle friend of the family. The first dog of this breed was introduced to the United States in 1925. year. Brought her there by Dr. Charles Thornton, who is actively was breeding dogs. Five years later, the breed was recognized American Kennel Club and registered. World War II The war left its mark on the German breeding process. Shorthaired Pointing Dogs. With the approach of war, many breeders hid not only acquired gold, diamonds, works of art, but also animals. The best dogs were sent to Yugoslavia. Because the Yugoslavia after the Second World War was under “iron curtain “German breeders did not have access to the best representatives of the breed. They were forced to rebuild the breed with with the help of the dogs that they have left. Meanwhile, in the USA The selection process was very active. Its peak process The breeding of German Shorthair cops reached in the 1950s. IN This period Kurzhaars actively participated in various exhibitions and competitions held in the States. breed among Americans inspired many writers on perpetuation of the breed in their works. For example, Robert Parker, the master of detectives, turned a Kurzhaar named Spencer into one of the main characters of a detective novel called “Boston Detective.” Other writers also wrote a lot about this the dog. So Rick Bass wrote The True Story of a Better Dog, I’ve ever had, “whose main character also became kurtshaar. These dogs were not left without attention among journalists. Sports journalist Mel Wallace wrote The Run, Rainey, the main character of which was the same Kurzhaar. For today day this amazing breed, bearing the proud name “Kurzhaar” nineteenth place among 155 registered American Dog Breeding Club.
Kurzhaar is a versatile hunting dog, excellent companion, loving family member and reliable assistant. Kurtshaary they love to be among people, they bring special pleasure walks in the open air. Also dogs of this breed are not bad established themselves as guard dogs. They can be charged protection of any object. For active families, the Kurzhaar is an excellent pet.
Maintenance and care
Kurzhaars are described as dogs that do not require special care. Hair care provides for a weekly combing with a brush. This simple procedure will make the dog’s hair healthy and beautiful. Bathe Kurzhaars as needed. Excessive bathing can lead to negative consequences: leaching of natural oils that protect the coat from fragility. Many beginner breeders make a common mistake, consisting in frequent bathing with abundant use of soap. how As a rule, beginners believe that this will help make the coat beautiful. In fact, this can lead to the exact opposite. effect.Active representatives of this breed will erase claws naturally, but if this is not enough, then they should be cut. Weekly tooth brushing will prevent tartar and odor. Every week you need to carefully check your ears for inflammation or infectious diseases. Auricles should only be treated with a special solution, designated veterinarian. Do not use cotton to clean your ears. tampons.
Training and training
Kurzhaara is not easy enough to train. They catch on the fly the main hunting teams and techniques, but in basic training general skills can cause problems. These dogs are distracted by any noise, sight, etc. It is very difficult to concentrate their attention on the learning process. Training must begin at the earliest age. Classes themselves should be short. Consistency, systematic use of rewards should help in the successful training of these dogs.
Health and Disease
The average life span of the Kurzhaars is about 12-14 years old. Major health problems include: cleft palate, cranial cruciate ligament, epilepsy, vision problems, lupoid hereditary dermatosis, malignant neoplasms oropharynx and nasal cavity, tumors, von Willebrand disease.