JUst want to compare notes...Victor is more like a springbok then a dog in the traditional sense. Even when he lays down I think he looks more like a little deer. Haven't seen one at the dog park or on any forum. Lots of german shorthairs, but this is a different type of dog...my book called it the farrari (sp?) the race car of the pointers. I think I know why! somebody out there has to have one....Vic cant be the only "pet" that isn't in a bird dog kennel. His energy is unequaled to anything I have ever been exposed to. At a year he is finally calming down...but oh my was the last few months an experience.