As you can see from the title of the blog post, this is Jesse and he is a German Shorthair Pointer.
When I spoke with his owner Brian, I googled the breed to get a clearer picture of what Jesse might look like. And you know, I just don’t think the name “German Shorthair Pointer” really does any justice to the breed. It is like calling a Monarch Butterfly a “North American Winged Insect”. I think a better name for the breed should be something like “Royal Chocolate King Pointer”… or something like that…
So anyway, when I saw the image results, I was VERY EXCITED! Visually, I recognized the breed right away. I have seen them depicted in gorgeous paintings, typically in pristine natural surroundings, and I have always admired their unique markings. I could visualize how he would look exactly in a handful of simple but distinguised poses as well as how luxuriously the fur would edit. And it did… just as beautifully as I imagined it would.
Jesse is an exceptionally beautiful canine. And an exceptionally well behaved dog. If you can believe it, he is 11 years old. Impressively lean. He gets lots of excersize and lots of love from his owners Brook & Brian.
When they got the dog originally, it was for their son. Jesse had been passed around to several owners before finding his home sweet home. Brook was unsure about Jesse when he first came into their home, but she quickly came to love Jesse even more than she probably could have ever imagined and now they are the closest of all. For Brook’s upcoming birthday, Brian wanted to surprise Brook with a portrait of her beautiful pal and very good dog…
For more of Jesse, please click on the image below.
When I spoke to Brian about Jesse, so many things that described Jesse also reminded me of a really wonderful book I recently finished reading “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein. It is cleverly written in the Dog’s (Enzo’s) point of view. And for those that have been around dogs and especially those who love dogs, you will admire and appreciate what goes through Enzo’s head as he narrates the story of his Family. And like the hero of the novel, Jesse loves to watch TV, has a favorite toy which he recognizes by name “Baby” and is extremely well behaved. I recommended the book for Brian to recommend to his Wife. If she reads it I hope she enjoys it.
And if anyone else decides to read it, I hope you enjoy it too!