German pointers that probably came out of Vizsla stock in the Ninteenth Century, they are both scent and vision hounds. Their breeding was so harshly regulated by the germans that it wasn’t until 1929 that they finally left Germany for the first time. Before that they were used for big game and, later on, birds.
Highly energetic, they bond very tightly to their nuclear family. They can be neurotic to the Nth degree, but also incredibly patient. They may not be well suited for young children as they can nibble when excited. This is probably not the dog for a first time owner, but an experienced dog owner will be a big fan.