We hope you enjoy our dogs and all the information provided on German Shorthaired Pointers!
In 1995 we bought “Schultz” an incredible hunter. We didn’t want to lose Schultz’ line and so we became GSP breeders.
What is a GSP all about?
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a medium to large sized dog developed in the 19th century in Germany for hunters with one all-round dog rather packs of dogs. The breed is streamlined and powerful with strong legs that make it able to move rapidly and turn quickly.
- Hypoallergenic: No
- Life span: 12 – 14 years
- Temperament: Bold, Boisterous, Cooperative, Intelligent, Affectionate, Trainable
- Colors: Liver (brown) & White, Solid liver, Black & White, Black.
- Height: Female: 58–63 cm, Male: 62–66 cm
- Weight: Female: 20–32 kg, Male: 25–39 kg
One of the most energetic breeds, the German Shorthaired Pointer is a hunting dog by nature. Protective, clever, eager and willing to please, he is very fond of his human family. Happy-go-lucky, he loves nothing more than to engage in some type of constructive activity with his owners such as a long walk, jog, hike, hunt or a game of Frisbee. The breed is not suited to life in a kennel but is quite content to sleep for hours each day, especially in close proximity to his master.
The GSPs strongest attributes are his enthusiasm, attention span and his willingness to take instruction. With patience on the part of the handler, and use of reasonable teaching methods, he learns readily. Their intelligence is second to none, as they are a thinking breed and they will have their masters trained in no time!
As a household companion, the GSP has the ability to double as a child’s companion or as the family watchdog. His disposition and intelligence enable him to be a true family pet. The GSPs short tight coat is a virtue appreciated by the housekeeper, as it does not shed readily.
The prospective purchaser should bear in mind that the GSP is a sporting dog. He has been bred to be energetic and naturally will do better in an environment with an outlet for his activity. Rural surroundings or a large yard are better suited to him for he is naturally active a good portion of his waking hours! They need to be taken on a daily, brisk, long walk or run. If under-exercised, they can become restless and unhappy.
The German Shorthaired Pointer certainly has a zest for life. They will be in their element if they are used for what they were bred for – and taken on hunting trips.
Our purchasers include those who have used their GSPs for:
- Search & rescue
- Farm companions
- Exercise companions