It was spread in the late 19-th century but was close to extinction after World War I. It was regenerated in 1930 with blood from the German Shorthaired Pointer, today becoming quite popular in their native country.
It is a big sized dog, trig, well-balanced, strong. The head is narrow, long, with a wide snout and big, dark (brown, black) nose. The eyes are almond-shaped, medium sized, dark or light hazel. The ears has the medium length, are round at the tip, floppy. The tail is cut at 3/5 of its length and it is carried horizontally. The fur has a first coating, short (5 cm) soft, fluffy, a protection coating with a hair of 3-5 cm lenght, hard, harsh and a longer har of 5-8 cm harsh and smooth, which covers the chest, the belly, the back line and the shoulders. At snout, the longer hair makes beard and moustache. It is reddish with white and black (with or without patches) or can be completely brown with the chest white.
It is an intelligent, dynamic, hardworking, understanding, docile, affectionate, watchful dog. It is devoted to its master and his family, it gets along well with children as long as they don't bother. It accepts other dogs and other animals without any problem if it has been socialized since an early not to confuse the cat with a prey.
The fur of this dog must be brushed ocassionally and trimmed according to how it shows itself. The excess hair between the pads of the feet and ears must be removed.
This dog feels good in open air, in a fenced yard where it can make permanently exercise. It is a dog with a high level of activity and it feels good next to an active family. It likes to run freely near a bike, to play. It must to make much exercise to keep its physical and mental shape. It needs training and socialization
It is a dog easily to train because it is submissive, it understands fast. The training must be consequent, varied, for not getting bored.
This dog hunts with pleasure in any kind of field and it is a tireless companion dog.