About Der Deutsch-Kurzhaar

Hello, my name is Georgina Byrne.

The original book has been out of print for many years, so I'm very pleased that a new facsimile edition of my multi award-winning Der Deutsch-Kurzhaar: the German Shorthaired Pointer is once again available.

This 388 page coffee-table book is the standard reference work about all aspects of the German Shorthaired Pointer. It provides a wealth of information for any breeder or owner of this versatile and popular breed of dog.

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Some of the subjects covered include:
  • The Origin and Development of the Breed
  • Comparison of Standards
  • History of the Breed in Germany, USA, Britain, the Netherlands and Australia
  • The Genetics of the Breed
  • Coat Colour and Pattern
  • Breeding Theory and Practice
  • Show, Field and Obedience
This indispensable reference work includes hundreds of photographs, each cross-referenced with text, to enable the reader to make instant comparisons between dogs of different localities and eras. Its extensive charts and diagrams cover the history and development of the breed, colour inheritance, training techniques and much more. Packed with detailed historical information, useful advice and fascinating stories, Der Deutsch-Kurzhaar is simply the best book available on the German Shorthaired Pointer.

"I found this book fantastic. Der Deutsch Kurzhaar is thorough, and contains an unbelievable amount of information. The book is good to the very last page, including the valuable bibliographical reference. I can’t say enough about this book."

 — Review by Lisa Sorenson, www.adlerberg.com
Georgina is an All Breeds Show Judge who began her judging career in 1979. She has judged extensively around Australia and across the world, including the British GSP Association Open Show and the breed National in the USA.

The book was awarded "Best Breed Book" by the Dog Writers' Association of America, and is the Recommended Text for the World Shorthair Association.

Language: English   ISBN: 0 9586864 5 9

What early purchasers have said:
"I have been Top Breeder of GSPs in the UK for the last 8 years and used Georgina's research as a backdrop to my own breeding programme. [... Der Deutsch-Kurzhaar] is quite the most superb, well researched book I have ever read."  — Sue Harris, UK

"What a beautiful re-publication of a valuable work"  — Mitchell Thomas, Inside DK, USA

"I thought the book was the most comprehensive single breed book I have ever read. [...] Such a shame many other breed books are not as good"  — Patricia Beckett, Australia

"I tell my puppy folks that this is THE book to have even if they never buy another one about GSPs and only hope that they pay attention."  — Phyllis McNall, USA

The facsimile edition of Georgina Byrne's definitive breed book of the German Shorthaired Pointer, Der Deutsch-Kurzhaar, features all the colour and depth of the original, plus a detailed Errata page and a new Afterword by the author, in an elegant gloss-finish 8.3 x 11.6" (210 x 295mm) softcover volume.

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