GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER

German Shorthaired Pointer, a sporting, Hunting dog breed, they hunt many types of game, retrieves on land or from water, and is an affectionate companion dog. He has a visible, easy-care coat, but this dog needs plenty of vigorous exercise. If you can give him with the mental & physical challenges he craves and also he’ll be your best four-legged friend.

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IMPORTANT STATS

  • Life expectancy: 10 – 12 years
  • Origin: Germany
  • Temperament: Friendly, Smart, Willing to Please
  • Height: Male: 23–25 Inches, Female: 21–23 Inches
  • Weight: Male: 55–70  pounds, Female: 45–60 pounds
  • Colors: Any
  • Group: Sporting Group

 MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS

Other names
Deutscher  Kurzhaariger

GSP,  DK

Coat:soft, silky
Litter size average 3 to 4 pups maybe larger
Life span10-12 years

GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER DOG

The German Shorthaired Pointer is a multipurpose hunting dog breed who doubles as a great family companion. An active family, that is. This dog is highly energetic and highly intelligent. His alert, obedient and protective nature makes him an excellent watchdog.

GSPs make happy, trainable pets that bond firmly to their family. He is always up for physical activities like running, swimming, organized dog sports—in fact, anything that will burn some of their boundless energy while spending outdoors time with a human buddy.

GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER TEMPERAMENT AND APPEARANCE

  • Great family dog with excellent manners
  • His strengths include a high level of intelligence and a loyal, fearless nature.
  • In the field, German Shorthaired Pointers is an aggressive hunter, a trait that can carry over into the home if cats, squirrels or birds stray into his territory.
  • He is a loyal family pet, although at times he may be overly boisterous for small children.
  • These dog are also very sensitive breed, responsive to gentle training. Some can whine or bark a lot.
  • GSPs bark at strangers and also noises. These dog are also a bit reserved with strangers.
  • Female GSPs typically are extremely protective of their puppies if they have a litter.

GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER HEALTH AND CARE

  • Life expectation is 10 to 12 years.
  • He is normally a Healthy Dog Breed
  • of course they need Exercise and grooming
  • Major concerns: lymphedema
  • Minor concerns: CHD, entropion, gastric torsion, vWD, pannus, OCD, hypothyroidism
  • Occasionally seen: ectropion, PRA, cardiomyopathy
  • Suggested tests: hip, eye, cardiac, (thyroid), (vWD)

GALLERY

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