I guess that makes them pretty versatile according to the NAVHDA's competition requirements right?
Um well NAVHDA does do a blood track, for DKV here is a link, it is the German way of testing
they do blood track, also german dogs dont hunt many birds, they mostly go after troublesome stuff, hares, hogs etc.
My shorthairs will hunt whatever I turn em loose on. Birds are only one thing I hunt.