German Shorthaired Pointer

The German Shorthaired Pointer is an all-purpose gundog. Happy-go-lucky, The German Shorthaired Pointer loves nothing more than to have some type of constructive activity with their owners such as a long walk, jog, hike, hunt, or a game of Frisbee. This breed should not be made to live in a kennel. Protective, clever, eager and willing to please, the German Shorthaired Pointers are very fond of their human families. This dog is faithful, spirited and friendly; they like and mix well with children. The Shorthaired Pointer is best suited for an active family because when they lack in exercise they can become high strung, and frustrated. The GSP will not listen if they sense that they are stronger minded than their owner, however they will also not respond well to harsh discipline. This dog needs an owner who displays a natural air of authority, firm, but calm, confident and consistent with rules. The German Shorthaired Pointer likes to bark and they can be cautious of strangers. The Shorthaired Pointer should be socialized well from a young age with both humans and other animals.

German Shorthaired Pointer
German Shorthaired Pointer
German Shorthaired Pointer
German Shorthaired Pointer
German Shorthaired Pointer
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21 to 25 inches (53.3 to 63.5 cm)


46 to 70 pounds (21 to 31.9 kgs)

Life Expectancy:

12 to 15 years



Popular German Shorthaired Pointer Cross-Breeds:

Boxapoint - German Shorthaired Pointer X Boxer
German Shorthaired Lab - German Shorthaired Pointer X Labrador Retriever

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The German Shorthaired Pointer is:

  • Energetic
  • Happy
  • Intelligent

Health Concerns

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