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.
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 companion. 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 essential.
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 best friend.