German Shorthaired Pointer
GSP's are very loyal, make
excellent family pets and are recognised hunting dogs for birds & deer
- a good all game hunting dog.
GSP's are great with children, good watch dogs
and need a lot of exercise.
Dam as a pup - friends already
GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTERS
are not the breed for everyone. They certainly are not for the faint of
heart or weak of spirit! They are a special breed with specific needs.
GSPs were originally bred with several
definite goals in mind:
A versatile, tireless hunting dog
capable of hunting feathered and furred game, pointing or treeing as
necessary, retrieving to hand over land or water, and tracking wounded
A dog capable of dispatching
A dog who is a loving, loyal family
companion and hearth-warmer.
A vigilant watchdog capable of
guarding his home and family.
All of these goals and more have been
achieved in the German Shorthaired Pointer. These same goals highlight
many issues that should be considered prior to choosing a GSP as your
GSPs retain a puppy level of energy
throughout their lives. They require physical and mental stimuli
to help keep this energy at a manageable level. A family with an
active lifestyle geared toward activities that would include the dog is
ideal. Access to areas with plenty of room for running, such as the home
property, the park, the woods, etc., is beneficial. Devoting
necessary time to fullfill a GSP's drive to "work" and learn through
training and play and to satisfy its need for human companionship is
A sense of humour should be a prerequisite for any
future GSP owner. A GSP can be quite mischievous and its pranks
often not appreciated by humans.GSPs can be
protective of their home and their humans.
As a very social and
human friendly breed, the GSP loves to be around people and activity,
and handles this well, assuming it has been properly socialized.
VCA registered Breeder
2011 Puppies for sale - New Litter
at 8 weeks of age
5th to 11th June 2011
GSPs are hunters.
This does not
mean they would be unhappy in a non-hunting home. It does,
however, mean that other avenues to direct their energies may have to be
found. GSPs get bored very easily if not kept busy. They are
very inquisitive and can be quite inventive when entertaining
themselves. Unfortunately, many things they consider fun (such as
playing with all the neat toys in the kitchen garbage can, unspooling
toilet paper, digging in the flowerbed, jumping or climbing fences,
shredding pillows or furniture, and the list goes on) we consider
destructive. GSPs are very people oriented, sometimes to the point
of being clingy (following your every step around the house, for
They thrive upon human interaction and need it to be
truly happy. They do best, whether hunting, competing, or just
kept as companions, if allowed to live as a part of the family unit as a
housedog rather than a yard or kennel dog. The GSP and its owner will both benefit from obedience
and other types of training. Training shapes the GSP, teaching it both
control and confidence in obeying commands. They thrive upon
structure and leadership, instinctively realizing the need for this.
GSPs tend to be easily trained, as they are a very biddable breed. As a
working breed, they literally love and need to work.
GSPs are very keen and will learn a
variety of tasks presented to them.
They are not only known as
great hunting companions and accomplished Field Trial and Hunt Test
Competitors, but have done well in the show ring, obedience and
agility trials, Search and Rescue (SAR), bomb, drug detection
To many GSP owners the most revered
attribute of this breed certainly is the unwavering devotion and loyalty
they bestow upon their human companions. They truly are a man's