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.