It seems that every breed of dog that was ever imported gets screwed during line breeding, breeding to faulty dogs and improper paperwork. It is so easy to fake blood work and shuffle records with the AKC that I have for the most part gone away from them. My son and I have two breeds, the Deutsch Drahthaar and German Shorthaired Pointer. The Drahthaar paperwork is all in German and interpretation paperwork comes with all of the registration forms. They look like a German Wirehaired pointer minus the tainted bloodlines that come from faked paperwork that goes to the AKC. My male German Shorthair is 80# and is of the German Moesgaard lineage and my female is 65 lbs and of the Deutsch Kurzhaar lineage. Registration for Kurzhaars is also in German and all paperwork goes to Germany. By breeding the two together they had to be registered through the AKC. AKC will gladly register any Drahthaar or Kurzhaar but they register them as ordinary German Wirehaired and German Shorthaired Pointers. If you do that you have insulted the Kurzhaar and Drahthaar clubs and will be rightfully excommunicated from those clubs. My Kurzhaars mother's owner had already crossed that line so I was guilty of nothing.....but got some very good pups out of that litter.
My son just bought a new Male Drahthaar from SD and paid 2 grand for him. I can already tell that he is going to be worth every penny.
I have only ever hunted with a "Red"(and his name was Red) one time and that was about this time of year last year at Brownells pheasant preserve. He was a stellar performer and had lots of style! I like him a lot! He came from Kansas I believe. Sometimes when bloodline start getting tainted starting over like they did with the Reds is the way to go!
My first pointing dog was a GSP. She went back to Moesgaards Dandy! She was fairly small, 48# but her sire was a bit over 60# That was Moesgaards Copper Dollar. Love my Shorthairs!