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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!
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.
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.’
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.
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!
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.