The breed was originally named the Braque de Compiègne (Compiègne Pointer) after the place where the first litter was born, but when the kennel moved to Saint-Germain en Laye, the name was also changed.
About the Saint Germain Pointer
Saint Germain Pointers are pointers that are mainly used to hunt game birds, although other game animals are also occasionally within their remit. Highly sociable, well-balanced and affectionate with humans, Saint Germain Pointers like family life, but they are first and foremost hunters.
They prefer pheasant, partridge and woodcock, which they retrieve with great care. They are easy to train, although they do not like to be rushed.
Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)