A brief overview of the German Longhaired Pointer Club
Freya of Melissant and Iris VD Kreppelse Heide were the foundation of the German Longhaired Pointer UK breed lines, imported between 1994 and 1996.
In 1996, the German Longhaired Pointer Club was formed by a group of enthusiasts who had a keen interest in continental hunter pointer retriever dogs. It was the aim of the founding members of the club to promote, improve and maintain the German Longhaired Pointer as a working gundog.
In 1997, the breed was accepted onto the import register and by 1999 the Kennel Club registered the breed club.
Since the 1990’s, German Longhaired Pointers have been imported to the UK from Holland, Germany and Ireland so that by 2004 the club could boast no fewer than 14 different bloodlines with the 150 dogs registered in England at the time.
Today the club has over 400 members and whilst the ethos of the club remains to promote the dog as a working gundog, it recognises that the breed lends itself to a variety of occupations as well as being a wonderful companion dog.
The club aims to raise the profile and increase awareness of the German Longhaired Pointer as a versatile gundog.
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