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Formerly known as the Deutsch Kurzhaar, the German Shorthaired Pointer is an intelligent crossbreed of intelligence and vim. These medium to large-sized dogs are popular in law enforcement, with roles such as illegal drug detection and tracking. Discover more about our German Shorthaired Pointer puppies for sale below!

Breed History

In 19th Century Germany, a cross of the hefty Spanish Pointer and the Hanoverian Hound produced an all-purpose hunter dog. Subsequent crosses with English Pointers cut the dog’s slaying and retrieving expertise. 

This new breed was found to be an impeccable companion for hunting and is known today as the German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP). They come in liver and white colors and stand from twenty-two to twenty-four inches in height.

Temperament

The German Shorthaired Pointer is actively adventurous. They are stronger than most sporting dog varieties. They have the instinct to hunt and hold off wild animals. 

Caution must be observed when they are around smaller animals. Apart from athletics and hunting, they love to play. Regardless of their hunting background, they are not aggressive. 

They fare well around other dogs and children. They also tend to bark at strangers they have not socialized with. 

They are faithful to their owners and are very obedient. However, they are somewhat distracted by what we have termed as ‘The Call of the Wild.’

Environment

With a lot of physical activity and exercise, the German Shorthaired Pointer can thrive indoors. They require access to a large backyard for training and need to run multiple times weekly. 

They also appreciate a good swim now and then. They like to explore so be sure to have a high enough fence (at least six feet tall) to prevent them from escaping. 

With a sporty background, these majestic dogs are exceptional at small game stalking, but at the end of the day, they will still warm up to you for cuddling. 

They are the ideal companions for outdoor aficionados and hunters. Unlike the German Wirehaired Pointer’s coat, their tight skin fares better in less harsh climates. 

It does not provide enough heat in winter due to its short layer. It is necessary to limit outdoor time in icy weather. Ensure they are supplied with clean, fresh water at all times, especially in hot weather conditions.

Exercise

The German Shorthaired Pointer’s well-muscled athletic body is freshly carved with an arresting framework. They have great size and high energy levels. Their owners must commit to giving them daily exercise. 

It is recommended to provide them with an hour or two of leisure time daily. They get destructive when they become bored. Their breed exudes so much energy and requires vigorous activity. 

They thrive on consistent training and appreciate tugs and rewards after exercising so hard. As soon as they start growing, it is required to get them accustomed to exercise routines. They learn quickly and appreciate consistency. 

However, they are very easily distracted, and hence, training should be maximized at the right times when they can focus. 

Affection for the German Shorthaired Pointer is also built during exercise. This affection is a training advantage of early socialization and interactions with things, people, experiences, places, and other dogs too!

Grooming

German Shorthaired Pointers shed fur minimally. They have a wash-and-wear coat that requires a minimal amount of weekly grooming. 

All you need is a durable bristle brush and a towel. A sign of proper grooming is a glossy coat. Ensure to check their feet and ears for cuts and infections.

Our German Shorthaired Pointer puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering German Shorthaired Pointer puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our German Shorthaired Pointer puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our German Shorthaired Pointer puppies.

 

Ten Top Frequently Asked Questions About the German Shorthaired Pointer

When can I start swimming with a German Shorthaired Pointer?

German Shorthaired Pointers love time in the water. However, the puppies may be panicky around water for the first few times so expose them gradually.

Do German Shorthaired Pointers make good guard dogs?

No, but they make up for this with their warmth and affection all year-round. GSPs bond jointly with family and do not like being left alone.

What are the common health problems of German Shorthaired Pointers?

GSPs are prone to Hip Dysplasia, epilepsy, skin ailments, and bloating. These health problems can be minimized with proper dieting and regular exercise. Exercises should, however, be spaced adequately and should never be done immediately after meals.

What is German Shorthaired Pointers daily sleep requirement?

Adult German Shorthaired Pointers sleep for twelve to fourteen hours daily. The puppies sleep for up to twenty hours daily.

When can I start running with a German Shorthaired Pointer?

Eighteen months is the best time to start. You wouldn’t want to do any harm to your puppy’s delicate and growing bones. 

What is German Shorthaired Pointers lifespan range?

The German Shorthaired Pointer has a lifespan of twelve to fourteen years.

What is German Shorthaired Pointers average weight?

A German Shorthaired Pointer’s weight ranges from fifty-five to seventy pounds (twenty-seven to thirty-two kilograms).

How tall do German Shorthaired Pointers get?

The Female GSP has a height of twenty-two inches while the Male GSP can grow up to twenty-four inches.

Can a German Shorthaired Pointer hunt?

The GSP has an instinct for hunting. Occasionally, they might bring home dead animals as trophies and need to be taught to tell apart reasonable game from animals that are out-of-bounds.

Should a German Shorthaired Pointer be spayed?

Unspayed female German Shorthaired Pointers are prone to several health risks. One of such is breast cancer. This health risk is also familiar with other breeds. Spaying diminishes these risks.

The German Shorthaired Pointer is a hardy, adaptable and devoted dog that will make an excellent choice for athletic dog owners and lovers of the outdoors.

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