The German Shorthaired Pointer is a powerful, agile, well-balanced dog, possessing great intelligence and animation. Not happy as a lapdog or flat dweller, he/she needs space to stretch out and have a good gallop. Friendly and affectionate, the “G.S.P.”, as they are often popularly known, make a quiet, companionable and easy-going member of the household provided you can give him/her lots of daily exercise.
Gentle yet active, the German Shorthaired Pointer adores human contact. Intelligent and quick learners, they are easy to train and will excel in agility sports.
Grooming and care
The short smooth coat, mostly seen in the distinctive liver colour with white flecks and also a sleek solid chocolate colour is very maintenance. The coat can be brushed on a regular basis and bathed as required. Examine the ears at least once a week.
As exceptionally active breed, we recommend at least one hour’s walk a day, and where possible two walks a day.
For the latest research in breed-related problems in GSP’s visit the University of Sydney’s LIDA (Listing of Inherited Disorders in Animals) website.