August Breed of the Month: German Shorthaired Pointer

August Breed of the Month: German Shorthaired Pointer

The German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) is a versatile hunting dog, that was founded to create a dog to both point out game and retrieve it once it’s been downed.

German Shorthaired Pointer Puppy Chewing on a Stick

These dogs have incredible stamina, as they were bred with the intention of hunting all day, which means they need a significant amount of daily exercise to ensure they do not become destructive. This also means they make excellent running partners for anyone looking for a good running breed.

German Shorthaired Pointer Running

GSPs are very intelligent dogs and excel in many dog sports. However, they also have high prey drive and were bred to work independently in the field, so training can be challenging at times. These dogs usually get along well with other dogs and children, making them good family dogs, although caution should be taken around small pets and cats. The average GSP weighs anywhere from 45 to 70 lbs, and they are liver and white with a variety of ticking or splotching throughout their bodies.

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