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Breed Group: Sporting
German Shorthaired Pointer

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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
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.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of German Shorthaired Pointer puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Featured German Shorthaired Pointer Breeder

Algonquin Kennels
Member Since: February 2010
Location: St Cloud, Minnesota
I have German Shorthaired Pointer puppies for sale! See My Profile
Arrow and Idun's pups were whelped 30 March 2014 with two boys left; and Gabriel and Annabelle's litter was born 8 April 2014 with one boy left. Your pup(s) can be started or finished for an additional fee. Each of the litters have eight national champion bloodlines. Call about planned litters an...

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Anonymous asked:

12/19/2014 1:02:59 PM

12/19/2014 1:02:59 PM

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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Anonymous

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 through-out the house inside and out.
12/19/2014 4:13:57 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/30/2014 1:54:41 PM

9/30/2014 1:54:41 PM

Is there a way to control my GSP from being so hyper both inside and outside I have a 5 month female GSP who likes to dig and chew up things such as flowers and wood. Also this pup is so Hyper both inside and outside is there a way to control this.

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Anonymous

Every morning you can, take your Pointer outside to the dog park and let her run around for a while. Also take her for long walks in the evening. To calm nerve muscles, massage and brush your dog at night. -vet2b
12/16/2014 1:22:51 PM

Anonymous

Your pup may be teething. Give your dog many durable toys, and a few soft ones to ease and relax her mouth and gums. (This is my second reply to this ?, I have more said.) -vet2b
12/16/2014 1:25:47 PM

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7/24/2014 3:28:35 PM

7/24/2014 3:28:35 PM

how much should my female german short haired pointer weigh at 9 weeks?

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There is no average weight for a German Short Haired Pointer at that age. But when you got your pup, you should have gotten vet paper's as well. The vet paper's would tell you her weight the last time she was at the vet, as long as it is within 7 pounds of that weight (the pup should have gone in anytime between 7 - 8 weeks old), then your pup is fine. But consulting your vet is the best bet to make sure your pup is well nourished and at a healthy weight.
7/24/2014 10:25:57 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/16/2014 5:18:43 PM

6/16/2014 5:18:43 PM

My GSP is 32 pounds at a little over 4 months old, is that normal or slightly below average? He is a male and is around 18 inches tall also.

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The height and weight of a puppy all depends on the linage of the pup. Contact your breeder and look at the parents. If the parents are slightly below average, average or above average on either height, weight or both; then you'll have a good idea at where your puppy should be. Food is also a consideration. A high quality, grain-free puppy food is the best thing you can give your puppy and will help him grow healthy, with lean muscle. But on average, he is at a good size. Although, contacting your breeder first, and vet second will conclude as to where your puppy should be with size at his age. If you are also able to get in contact with the people that have his litter mates, you could compare sizes there as well.
6/17/2014 2:04:49 PM

Anonymous

Hi, my male GSP pup is 18 weeks and weighs just over 30lbs and the vet said he is a good weight. Don't know if this helps?
9/21/2014 5:57:05 AM

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3/29/2013 11:57:40 AM

3/29/2013 11:57:40 AM

How tall should a German Shorthaired pointer female be at 6 months?

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The German Short haired Pointer reaches maturity at 1 year old. So at 6 months, the dog should be of relative size, maybe an inch or so less then the average. The average height of the adult female G.S.H.P is 58–63 cm.
7/11/2014 11:29:13 AM

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10/4/2012 11:29:39 AM

10/4/2012 11:29:39 AM

I am looking at adopting an adult German Shorthaired Pointer female (9). Is that too old to bond... I am looking at adopting an adult German Shorthaired Pointer female (9). Is that too old to bond with a new (kids 3 and 10) family? I work from home and I'm willing to spend lots of time with her and to take her out for lots of exercise. I gather she is crated most of the day. Would it be too late to house train her, if she is accustomed to do her business indoors? Thanks for any ideas and tips!

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We adopted a 7 yr old German Shorthaired Pointer who bonded with us immediately and fit quite well with the other three shorthairs and cats we had. We also babysat a 6 yr old female for several weeks at a time while her family was out of the country and she fit right in too. Later when our children came along they were all wonderful with the kids. Shorthairs have been called "velcro" since they tend to stick close to their owners and that has absolutely been our experience whether adopting them as pups or older dogs. They are incredibly smart but are also very strong willed and absolutely must have lots of room to run. What I love about them is they never realize they're old and will push themselves to remain active and playful till the end. As far as house training, from our experience they can learn anything quickly with firm and consistent training. At 9 she may have urine leakage (ours did as do many fixed older dogs) which is easily cleared up with a daily pill from the vet.
10/7/2012 10:33:45 AM

Anonymous

Never too old to bond and love. Giving your German Shorthaired Pointer ample attention and accepting her into your family she will thrive. They are smart and love to learn but don't get in an argument or use a heavy hand ... Invest in a crate for when you are going to leave the home, and she cannot come, it can also prevent accidents. But know that at 9 she isn't young - and a little more patience may be required. And until you really know any dog - regardless of breed, do not leave her with your 3 year old, that just common sense.
10/8/2012 12:03:19 AM

Anonymous asked:

8/25/2012 8:55:20 PM

8/25/2012 8:55:20 PM

Hi, what is the average weight for a gsp at 6 months, 12 months, 3 years? I keep finding similar... Hi, what is the average weight for a gsp at 6 months, 12 months, 3 years? I keep finding similar information of appx 30kg (66lbs) for males and 25kg (55lbs) for females full grown.. thing is our female is currently 34kg (74lbs) at 10 months!

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Anonymous

Wow your German Shepherd is HUGE! Most males don't break 70 lbs. Are you sure she is purebred? Sounds like there may be a lab mixed in.
2/24/2014 5:41:54 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/24/2012 10:19:34 AM

8/24/2012 10:19:34 AM

We have a 17 week old GSP. He is a great puppy and just love him. My question is his coat...he... We have a 17 week old GSP. He is a great puppy and just love him. My question is his coat...he has very little fur..is this puppy coat..will he get a thicker coat for winter? His underside has very little to no fur. Does he need to wear a jacket for walks in Winter?

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The underbelly hair is sparse. Extreme cold, throw a jacket on them and limit exposure because of their ears being big, thin and exposed.
9/1/2012 12:01:50 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/8/2012 3:32:50 PM

7/8/2012 3:32:50 PM

We have an almost 11 month old female GSP. She weighs 38 pounds which is what she has weighed... We have an almost 11 month old female GSP. She weighs 38 pounds which is what she has weighed for the last month or so. She eats a premium dog food without grain. She is healthy and athletic but lean. I am concerned that she should be gaining weight and possibly she is not because of the lack of grain in her food. Any ideas?

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Anonymous

LOOK UP THE WORD CANINE, THEY AREN'T SUPPOSE TO EAT GRAIN
7/11/2012 6:14:50 PM

Anonymous

Grain is horrible for dogs, and living on a horse farm, mine have gotten into it, and usually gives them an upset stomach. Stay AWAY from grain or foods with grain, premium is the best. Instead there are better ways to go about this, try peanut butter on a peice of bread ever after afternoon. Or putting scrambled eggs in your dogs food a courple times a week. In the end it may just be her/his build.
10/7/2012 11:04:58 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/19/2012 3:02:26 PM

6/19/2012 3:02:26 PM

I have a gps about a year old. I got her at the pound. The pound thought she might be crossed... I have a gps about a year old. I got her at the pound. The pound thought she might be crossed with a hound because she has more of a howl than a bark. My problem is that she howls when left alone. Even if she can see me. How should a start to train her to lose that habit? I have had her for about a week. She has had no other training. I'm working on leash and house training. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Denise

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Anonymous

I had a female GSP that would howl when I asked her too. They make a range of noises and each dog has a different 'voice' just we do. Having said that many people use a bark collar to stop unwanted barking. It is voice activated and gives a low voltage electric shock providing negative feedback to the unwanted behavior. It does not harm the dog.
12/14/2012 12:06:56 PM

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