German Shorthaired Pointer Question

i once saw what seemed to be a grey german shorthaired pointer. Are there solid greys or grey...


i once saw what seemed to be a grey german shorthaired pointer. Are there solid greys or grey mix pointers ? are they rare?

    In German Shorthaired Pointer - Asked by Anonymous - 3/24/2012 8:07:12 PM
You probably saw a weimaraner, which is a closely related breed. They are a great breed, equally good with children. My second weim was the best dog I have ever had.
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/25/2012 10:08:22 PM


yes the GSP can be grey in color - solid, ticked or patched). It is a result of a mutation in the MLPH gene and is known as Dilution. A dilute grey pup carries two copies of this recessive allelle and its parents must both be carriers. Since its unlikley anyone would knowingly breed two carriers of the gene, the parents are likely of the liver and white phenotype. there is now a test for the gene so breeders can test parents before breeding them but its a new test and not all breeders do genetic tests so you might occasionally see a grey GSP.The grey pups can be registered with the AKC but the grey color is considered a disqualifying fault in the show ring.
    Answered by Anonymous - 9/12/2013 11:46:06 AM


Another possibility is that GSP that you saw was a black roan GPS. With the mix of black and gray all over in the roan shading, most black roan GPS like gray. I have a black roan GPS that is 8 months old, and sooo many people refer to him as being gray or blue.
    Answered by Anonymous - 8/27/2014 12:37:34 AM