German Shorthaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointer

Main sporting role:
Retrieving, Tracking, Hunting, Pointing, Flushing
Size:
Medium
Lifespan:
Over 10 years
Exercise:
More than 2 hours a day
Coat length:
Short
Vulnerable status:
No

The German shorthaired pointer (GSP) is an ideal companion for the adventurous sportsman who shoots both small and big game. The breed was created in the mid-1800s in Germany to accompany its owner in cover and on open land in pursuit of many types of fur and feather. It was bred to be a courageous dog that could also serve as a companion and watchdog in the home.

Lean, agile and powerful, the GSP has a short coat, elegant outline and clean-cut head. Bold and energetic at work, it is also affectionate and loyal to its owner and well-suited to very active families. Due to its high hunt drive towards small animals, it should be well-socialised as a puppy.

This versatile worker can take on many jobs: ideal for the rough shooter, it can also be used to track large game and to work in the beating or picking up team at driven shoots.

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