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German Shorthaired Pointer

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Breed Group: Sporting

Height: 21 to 25 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 45 to 70 pounds

Life Span: 12 to 14 years

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Breed Info

Carrying a trainable mind, the German Shorthaired Pointer can do it all.

German Shorthaired Pointers are alert by default and thrive on large doses of exercise.

They’re a watchdog and companion combined and sport a lively character.

They love to hunt and swell when in the center of attention.

German Shorthaired Pointers were never intended for apartment living and should be paired with families leading active lifestyles.

Give them a space to explore, hours of exercise and a loving family and you may have just found your new best friend.

Temperament

 

The GSP is intelligent, loyal, and fearless.

In the field it is an aggressive hunter and when trained correctly, it’ll make the perfect family dog.

Exercise

 

You won’t soon overdo it with the GSP when it comes to action.

Plan to provide your German Shorthaired Pointer with at least an hour of daily exercise as the GSP loves an active life.

Mix it up with running, swimming, and organized sports to help burn your GSP’s boundless energy.

German Shorthaired Pointers adore attention and will respond well to training started early.

So start training the first day you bring your puppy home.

 

 

Even at eight weeks they are capable of soaking up lots so don’t delay training for even a month.

If possible, get your puppy into kindergarten classes by ten to twelve weeks and socialize, socialize, socialize your little companion.

Proper puppy socialization will promise you a well-rounded and friendly GSP.

And don’t be fooled.

German Shorthaired Pointers are not intended for any novice dog owner.

The GSP needs a firm yet gentle master who will clearly establish who’s in charge.

Utilize daily training to keep these beauties busy, as well as participation in dog sports including agility, obedience, rally and tracking.

Remember a bored GSP is soon a destructive GSP.

Care

 

The German Shorthaired Pointer is one of low maintenance and will be satisfied with merely a weekly brushing to ensure a healthy coat.

GSPs do undergo seasonal shedding during which time you’ll be grateful for increased brushing to ensure more hair on your brush and less on the furniture.

Otherwise be sure to keep your GSPs ears clean and dry, trim nails regularly, bathe the beauty only when dirty and brush teeth frequently to ensure good dog health.

 

 

Why you shouldn’t purchase a German Shorthaired Pointer:

The German Shorthaired Pointer requires vigorous exercise, is ruled by its nose, and may appear especially rowdy when young.

 

Why you should purchase a German Shorthaired Pointer:

The German Shorthaired Pointer is exceptionally athletic and donned in an easy-care coat.

German Shorthaired Pointers also thrive in the outdoors.

 

 

Quick facts:

  • The German Shorthaired Pointer can retrieve both on land or from water.
  • German Shorthaired Pointers sport a water-repellent coat in colors of solid liver, liver and white ticked, liver and white patched, liver roan, or any combination of these colors and patterns.
  • The German Shorthaired Pointer is perfect for families leading active lifestyles. With some training, you’ve got yourself a new outdoor companion.

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