Pointers, such as German ShortHaired Pointers and German Wirehaired Pointers, are specifically trained to smell out game, then stand on point, with their tails indicating for their hunting humans places where game is hiding.

The German Shorthaired, as indicated in the (ABOVE) illustration, have coats of very short hair featuring various speckles and patches of liver and white. Wirehaired pointers have longer, wiry coats of liver and white, with beards and whiskers on their heads.

Shorthaired = Germany, official stud book dating to the 1870s
Wirehaired = Dutch/German ancestors from the middle 1800s

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