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.
Download Table of Contents (180Kb PDF file)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
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.
"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
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