About German Shorthaired Pointers
Male German Shorthaired Pointers stand between 23 and 25 inches at the shoulder and weigh anywhere from 55 to 70 pounds; females run smaller. The coat is solid liver (a reddish brown), or liver and white in distinctive patterns. The dark eyes shine with enthusiasm and friendliness. Built to work long days in the field or at the lake, GSPs are known for power, speed, agility, and endurance. “Noble” and “aristocratic” are words often used to describe the overall look.
GSPs make happy, trainable pets who bond firmly to their family. They are 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.
Caring for a German Shorthair Pointer is easier than you think. Their short hair means for minimal shedding, easy, quick bathing and little to no grooming. If you get a nail grinder and make it a weekly or bi-weekly habit to grind their nails it's easily manageable. Clipping is also an option. They are active dogs but don't let this intimidate you...get her a tennis ball or frisbee, just something to retrieve and she's happy to fetch all day long. GSPs are happy in their kennels or in bed with you, so whatever your house rules are they fit in nicely. Saying these dogs are snuggly is an understatement. GSPs are so sweet with kids but are just as happy out in the field hunting. This breed is versatile as a working dog or just a family pet.