German Shorthaired Pointer

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Breed Group: Sporting
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Overview
The German Shorthaired Pointer is an all purpose gun dog capable of excellent abilities in both field and water. They are well balanced with an elegant head and are lean in body. This breed originated in 19th century Germany by hunters who required a dog that was serviceable for men hunting on foot.
Character
The German Shorthaired Pointer is an active breed that is responsive, affectionate, and gentle. They are friendly and willing to please. They do not have a flighty or nervous disposition, but may become easily distracted.
Temperament
This breed is high energy, willing to please their master, and very smart. They are happy and friendly and get along well with children. They will also get along well with other dogs and cats provided that they are introduced to them and raised with them from puppy-hood. This breed does enjoy barking. They are loyal and protective, and prefer to be indoors with their family.
Care
The German Shorthaired Pointer is extremely easy to groom. They must be brushed regularly with a stiff bristle brush. It is important to check this breed's feet after exercising and working. They must be dried thoroughly after strenuous activity to keep them from becoming chilled. This breed is an average shedder. They are generally healthy, but can be prone to such problems as ear infections, hip dysplasia, and skin cancer.
Coat
The German Shorthaired Pointer's coat is of a harsh texture. It is short, flat and thick and is of a dense nature, which makes it water resistant. The coat may be solid liver in color or a combination of liver and white spotted and liver roan.
Training
The German Shorthaired Pointer is easily trained, but can be stubborn. They require patient, firm, and consistent guidance. They excel in obedience, agility, tracking, hunting, and flyball. This breed has a natural instinct to guard and must have obedience training.
Activity
The German Shorthaired Pointer are tireless and full of energy. Vigorous exercise is extremely important. If they are not given an appropriate amount of exercise and stimulation they become restless and destructive. They are a good family pet for the active family. This breed needs a lot of space and room to run. They must have a fenced yard.
Weight
Male: 55-70; Female: 45-60 lbs
Height
Male: 23-25; Female: 21-23 inches
Color(s)
liver or combinations of liver and white
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do German Shorthaired Pointer puppies cost?

The cost to buy a German Shorthaired Pointer varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much German Shorthaired Pointer puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all German Shorthaired Pointers sold is $872.50. This is the price you can expect to budget for a German Shorthaired Pointer with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,300 upwards to $5,500 or even more for a German Shorthaired Pointer with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all German Shorthaired Pointers sold is $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $872.50
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $1,300.00 to $5,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 3983 German Shorthaired Pointer puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a German Shorthaired Pointer puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a German Shorthaired Pointers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular German Shorthaired Pointer Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 3983 German Shorthaired Pointer dogs.
  • 1. Duke
  • 2. Scout
  • 3. Hunter
  • 4. Bo
  • 5. Rosie
  • 6. Rhoda
  • 7. Stella
  • 8. Casper
  • 9. Mason
  • 10. Bambi
  • 11. Bosco
  • 12. Buckwheat
  • 13. Gunner
  • 14. Lucy
  • 15. Sparky
  • 16. Alexa
  • 17. Ace
  • 18. Spot
  • 19. Tiny
  • 20. Buddy

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Featured German Shorthaired Pointer Breeder

Featured Breeder of German Shorthaired Pointers with Puppies For Sale
Pointers of the Valley
Member Since: November 2006
Location: Sioux City, Iowa
I have German Shorthaired Pointer puppies for sale! See My Profile
We have been raising raising GSP since 1989 and take pride in breeding calm,smart dogs and have a strong desire to please and be very good with kids. We are a family that does alot of pheasant hunting so our dogs need to have natural desire and style to hunt as well. We have 5 females and 2 males so have puppies available most of the time so check out our website! We usually have a variety of colors. We dock the tails and remove the dew claws at a young age to prevent scarring. We give our pups 3 shot and deworm them 3 times as well. We ask for half the payment when you reserve your puppy and the remaining do when you pick your puppy up or before we ship, of course we would be happy to make shipping arrangements if you would so need it. You pay the shipping to the airport directly and pay the actual shipping charge, there are no hidden charges for shipping. We also guarantee our puppies for a replacement for a year for any genetic faults, if something were to come up after that we want to know about it and will do our best to work something out with you. Thanks much for checking us out! Jason and Diane

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Anonymous asked:
How long is a German Shorthaired Pointer still considered a puppy?

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A German Shorthaired Pointer is fully grown into an adult dog at a year and a half old. However, it can take anywhere from a year and a half to two years of age before the G.S.P is fully grown mind-wise. So your G.S.P is a puppy until about 1 year old, then between 1 - 1.5 years, your dog is a teenager. Then between 1.5 - 2 years of age, your dog is now an adult.

Anonymous asked:
I have a 9-week old GSP who is AKC registered that I got from a local breeder. I have never owned this breed and I have been noticing her front legs seem to be double jointed or something she can bend them pretty far out and they will shake sometimes? She walks, runs and plays just fine. Is this common?

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Yes, this is quite common in large and giant breed dogs. Your puppy is just growing and will be just fine. Keep the exercise to an easy level so not to damage the joints and the pup will be just fine. If you become worry-some you can always bring your pup to the vet and have him/her check out the pup.

Anonymous asked:
I have a 1 year and 4-month-old female GSP puppy. However, the last few days something is wrong, she cries when left outside alone. She never did that before and is very restless when brought inside to sleep at night. Is this something to be concerned about?

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If your dog is not fixed then she may be going into her first heat and that can be very hard on young female dogs. Their hormones are going crazy and they want to be outside more often than not. If she is fixed, then another dog or animal in your area may be in heat in your area and the scent could be bothering her. I would take her to a vet for a check up then contact a local behaviorist to diagnose what is wrong.

Anonymous asked:
Do any German Shorthaired Pointer's come with a grey coat with black spots? I saw a dog that looked like these except it was grey.

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Anonymous

No, they do not. The German Shorthaired Pointer does not have spots on its body. What you most likely saw was a Dalmatian cross or some other type of cross -- possible for it to be a German Shorthaired pointer/English Setter cross.

Anonymous

Yes, they can come in grey with black spots but those are very rare and from Germany.

Anonymous

Google images is your friend. They come in "gray" called roan and many have a mixture of roam and spots (large spots or small spots called ticking). They can be liver or black.

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Destructive German Shorthaired Pointer: I have an 8-month-old female GSP who within the last week has become very destructive both inside and out chewing and ripping up things that she never bothered before. Any suggestions oh how to fix this?

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Exercise, exercise and more exercise. Throwing in a little bit of mental stimulation as well. The German Shorthaired Pointer needs an average of 2 hours of hard running exercise a day. An hour in the morning and an hour at night. Raw meaty bones and antlers are the best for your dog to chew on through-out the day so she doesn't get bored and chew on your things. As well as enrolling her with Positive Reinforcement Training classes to help teach her boundaries throughout the house inside and out.

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Updated: 9/20/2017