German Shorthaired Pointer Question

After I graduate and get my own home I would like to get a German shorthaird pointer. I read...


After I graduate and get my own home I would like to get a German shorthaird pointer. I read that they need a fenced yard... is that actually necessary? Also do they HAVE to grow up with other dogs or cats to be ok with them or will they get used to them if they come later?

    In German Shorthaired Pointer - Asked by Anonymous - 6/22/2011 6:33:07 PM
A fenced yard would be good as German shorthaird pointers tend to run away or take little jaunts especially if their not fixed. If you get them spayed/neutered it tends to calm their urge down. Just like any other dog it will take a little bit to smell and get used to each other but they don't necessarily have to grow up with cats or dogs to like them in the future. You just have to let dogs be dogs and get to know one another. They do need lots of attendtion and room to run since they are such an active breed.
    Answered by Anonymous - 6/27/2011 4:32:16 PM


My GSP lives indoors as my lap dog but has a doggie dog to go out in a fenced lot. When he has his daily run he does sometimes gets to interested in the wildlife and runs off to explore so I never let him run free without me. Also do not waste your money on a fence shorter than 6 ft, mine has jumped shorter ones without a problem. My GSP came in to my home as a puppy with 2 other dogs already here so I do not know how he would accept a new puppy coming in but I would not think with his disposition it would be a problem although he does seem to be pocessive of me at times
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/19/2011 9:57:53 AM