German Pointers are hunting dogs by nature. They love chasing anything that moves and will not tolerate being bored. As this video perfectly demonstrates, even at just 10 weeks old, this German Vizsla puppy jumps, listens and moves just the way you’d expect from a hunting dog.
If their hunting instinct is so strong, how can it be that German Pointers are also great family pets and get on with children like a house on fire? If the puppy is trained well and taught early enough that there are certain animals that are pray and others are off limits then they will never confuse children with pray and will do just fine. No training can make the dog forget its hunting instinct, but it can keep it under control, therefore early training is a must for all hunting breeds.