Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

German Rough-haired Pointing Dog

(Deutsch Stichelhaar)

German Rough Haired Pointer


ORIGIN

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Germany.

PUBLISHED

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29.11.2001.

UTILISATION

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Versatile, easily tractable working gundog.

CLASSIFICATION

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Group 7Pointing Dogs
Section 1.1Continental Pointing Dogs, 'Braque' type
With working trial

UKC
Gun Dog

TRANSLATION

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Elke Peper. Revised in October 2007 by R. Triquet.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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The Deutsch Stichelhaar is the oldest German rough-coated pointing dog. In 1888, the cynologist Hans von Kadisch managed to prove that this breed is the rough-coated variety of the German partridge dog („Hühnerhund“) and not just another variety of the Short-Haired Pointing Dog. That means, the Deutsch Stichelhaar has not been newly created, but has been re-developed from the very few specimens still found in the country.
In 1892, the „Club Stichelhaar“ was founded, renamed „Verein Deutsch Stichelhaar“ in 1976. From the beginning, the Club was devoted to the principles of pure breeding and refused all kinds of interbreeding to any of the English pointing breeds.
UKC
The oldest German rough coated pointing dog, protected by its breed club since 1892 and not interbred with any of the English pointing breeds. The German Rough Haired Pointer was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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Strong pointing dog of medium to large size with stiff, hard coat and moderate beard. The eyebrows are pronounced giving a grim appearance to the dog.
UKC
A strong pointing dog of medium to large size, with a stiff, hard coat, moderate beard and pronounced eyebrows that give the dog a grim appearance.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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The length of the body should be as much as possible equal to the height at the withers.
It may exceed the height at the withers slightly.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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Balanced, calm, resistant, courageous but self-controlled, neither shy nor aggressive. The temperament is calm and even.
UKC
Calm, courageous but self controlled, neither shy nor aggressive.

HEAD

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In proportion to the size of the body; in accordance with its sex.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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Slightly rounded, broad, seen from the side the highest point of the arch is in its middle. Occipital protuberance not too pronounced.
UKC
The skull is broad and slightly rounded. Seen from the side, the highest point of the arch is in the center of the skull. The occiput is not too pronounced.

Stop

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Only slightly pronounced, gradually rising.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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Light brown to dark brown, not flesh-coloured.
UKC
Light to dark brown, not flesh colored.

Muzzle

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Long, powerful, of medium width. Not pointed. The bridge of the nose is straight.
UKC
Long and powerful, not pointed. The nasal bridge is straight. The lips are dropping and close fitting, the corners forming a fold.

Lips

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Dropping and close fitting, the corner of the mouth forming a fold.

Jaws/Teeth

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Powerful jaws with a regular complete scissor bite according to the dentition formula.
UKC
The German Rough Haired Pointer has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Eyes

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Slightly oval, of medium size, clear; neither deep-set nor protruding. Eyerims close-fitting all around. Of brown colour, also lighter in lighter coat colours, but not yellow.
UKC
Medium size, and slightly oval, with tight fitting rims. Brown in color, though they may be lighter in lighter colored dogs, but not yellow.

Ears

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Of medium length, not too broad at the base; the blunt tips are rounded. Set on high and evenly across their full width. Not too far protruding beyond the back skull, hanging smoothly and close to the sides of the head without being twisted.
UKC
Medium length, with blunt, rounded tips. Set on high and hanging smoothly and closely to the head.

NECK

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Of medium length, strong, slightly arched nape line, gradually widening towards the full width of the chest. Without dewlap.
UKC
Medium length, clean and slightly arched, gradually widening towards the shoulders.

BODY

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The body should be square, or very slightly longer than tall. The chest is deep and well developed, and the ribs are well sprung, never flat. The withers are marked, and the back is straight and strong, with the topline sloping only slightly. The loin is well muscled and the croup is slightly sloping. There is moderate tuck up.

Topline

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Straight and only slightly sloping backwards.

Withers

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Distinctly marked.

Back

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Straight, strong, well muscled, firm.

Loin

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Well muscled.

Croup

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Not too short, only slightly sloping.

Chest

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Brisket deep and well developed seen from the front. Ribs well sprung, never flat.

Underline and belly

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Moderately tucked-up, firm especially at the flanks.

TAIL

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Of medium length, strong at the root and set on not too low. Moderate tail docking is permissible. In countries where docking is prohibited by law, the tail may be left natural. It should reach to the hock joint and should be carried straight or at the most very slightly bent upwards.
UKC
Medium length, set on not too low, and strong at the root. Moderate docking is permitted. A natural tail should reach to the hock, and be carried straight or with some upward curve.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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Seen from the front, straight and parallel, seen from the side, set well under the body. The distance from the elbows to the ground to be slightly greater than the distance from the elbows to the withers.
UKC
The shoulders are sloping and strongly muscled; creating an angle with the upper arm that sets the legs well back under the body.

Shoulder

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Sloping, strongly muscled.

Upper Arm

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Not too long, strongly muscled.

Elbow

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Neither turning in nor out.

FORELEGS

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The distance from the elbow to the ground is slightly greater than the distance from the withers to the elbow. The legs are straight and strong, with straight pasterns.

Forearm

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Straight and strong.

Carpus (wrist)

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Strongly developed.

Pastern

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Straight and strong.

FEET

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Round, with well knit toes and tough pads.

Forefeet

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Round with well-knit toes. Pads large and robust (tough?), nails well arched.

Hind feet

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Oval-round, with well-knit toes. Pads large and tough, nails well arched. Parallel and neither turning in nor out when standing or moving.

HINDQUARTERS

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Seen from the rear, straight and parallel, with strong bones, well muscled. Well angulated at the stifles and the hocks.
UKC
There is good angulation between the pelvis and upper thigh.

Thigh

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Muscular, broad, with good angulation between pelvis and upper thigh.

Stifle

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Strong, well angulated.

HIND LEGS

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Seen from the rear, the legs are straight and parallel, with strong bone and muscles. The upper thigh is broad, and the lower thigh is long, sinewy and muscular. There is good angulation at the stifle and the hock. The rear pasterns are perpendicular.

Lower thigh

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Long, sinewy and muscular.

Hock

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Strong.

Rear pastern

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Set almost perpendicular under the hocks.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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Covering plenty of ground with good reach and powerful drive, parallel coming and going, with upstanding stance.
UKC
Upstanding and ground covering, with plenty of reach and drive. Parallel coming and going.

SKIN

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Tight, without folds.

COAT

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HAIR

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On the body the coat should be stiff, harsh and bristly; it is lying loosely to the body, all hairs on the respective parts of the body growing the same direction. It is approximately 4 cm long. On the shoulders and towards the undersides of the body it is slightly longer with some straight featherings, running from the throat downwards along the central line of the chest and the belly. Rather frequently, there is a hardly visible undercoat on the whole body.
On the muzzle the hair forms a moderately developed beard. On the bridge of the nose it is short and harsh, neither long nor soft, nor falling. On the skull the hair is close lying, short and harsh. On the ears it is slightly longer than in the German Short-Haired Pointer and not as harsh as on the top of the head.
The head should be free from any soft, woolly or silky coat. The eyebrows are bushy and strong, the hairs standing off forming an oblique arch.
On the front of the forelegs the short hard coat is flat lying, at the back there is some what longer feathering from the elbows down to the pasterns. The backsides of the hindlegs are slightly feathered almost down to the hocks.
Between the toes the coat is short and softer but not protruding.
The tail is densely and well covered by coat, the hair lying close to the skin in the direction of their growth. On the underside the coat is somewhat longer but without forming an off-standing brust or plume.
UKC
On the body, the coat is stiff, harsh and bristly, approximately 1½ inches long. On the shoulders and the underside of the body, it is slightly longer, with some straight feathering. Sometimes there is a barely visible undercoat on the entire body. On the muzzle there is a moderate beard. The hair on the skull is close, short and harsh. The eyebrows are bushy and stand off, forming an arch. The head should be free of any soft, wooly or silky coat. On the front of the front legs the hair is short, hard and flat. On the back of the legs there is somewhat longer feathering. The back sides of the hind legs are slightly feathered. The tail is densely covered but there is no brush or plume.

COLOUR

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  • Brown, with or without white chest patch.
  • Brown roan, with or without brown patches.
  • Light roan, with or without brown patches.
UKC
Brown, with or without a white chest patch; brown roan, with or without patches; light roan, with or without patches.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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Dogs 60 to 70 cm
Bitches 58 to 68 cm.
UKC
Height at the withers for males is 23.5 inches to 27.5 inches. For females, it is 23 to 27 inches.

FAULTS

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Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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  • Clumsy, awkward appearance
  • Excessively big head.
  • Conical back skull, too strongly developed occipital protuberance.
  • Flesh-coloured or black nose.
  • Too long, folded or fleshy ears.
  • Swayback, overbuilt back.
  • Crooked front legs.
  • Elbows distinctly turning in or out.
  • Feet flat or splayed or turning out, hare feet.
  • Coat parted on the back.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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  • Weak temperament, gun or game shyness, aggressive or vicious dog, overly shy.
  • Undershot, overshot, wry mouth; missing teeth, except for two premolars 1 (PM1).
  • Entropion, ectropion.
  • Soft or medium soft coat (except for the beard and the eyebrows).
  • Black coat, yellow or red markings on the head and the limbs.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC

Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Undershot, overshot, or wry mouth. Entropion or ectropion. Soft coat, except for beard and eyebrows. Black color. Yellow or red markings on the head or legs.
Teeth: Undershot, overshot, or wry mouth.
Eyes: Entropion or ectropion.
Coat: Soft coat, except for beard and eyebrows.
Color: Black color. Yellow or red markings on the head or legs.


Anatomical Features of the dog

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Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.