The Deutsch Kurzhaar (DK) is the German forerunner of the American German Shorthair Pointer. Although both breeds are similar in looks and hunting aptitudes, because of much closer held hunting breeding restrictions the DK organization its breeders view the German Shorthair pointer as a completely separate breed.
The German registered and tested DK is considered the embodiment of the breed. DKs embrace German breeding regulations and testing systems seeking a practical, versatile gun dog.
Deutsch Kurzhaars should be cooperative, and trainable for the foot-hunter. The DK is the quintessence of a truly versatile hunting dog breed. While they fare well in colder climates, they excel in warmer environments. A well-bred DK should be consistent in temperament, ability and on and out of the field cooperativeness.