German Shorthaired Pointer

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Breed Group: Sporting
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Male: 55-70; Female: 45-60 lbs
Male: 23-25; Female: 21-23 inches
liver or combinations of liver and white
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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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 $1,050.00. 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 $1,800 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 $800.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,050.00
Average Price: $800.00
Top Quality: $1,800.00 to $5,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 5140 German Shorthaired Pointer puppies across the United States on

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.

Most Popular German Shorthaired Pointer Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 5140 German Shorthaired Pointer dogs.
  • 1. Gsp
  • 2. Duke
  • 3. Hunter
  • 4. Scout
  • 5. Rosie
  • 6. Bo
  • 7. Bosco
  • 8. Buddy
  • 9. Casper
  • 10. Gunner
  • 11. Mason
  • 12. Stella
  • 13. Ace
  • 14. Hershey
  • 15. Rhoda
  • 16. Spot
  • 17. Bambi
  • 18. Buckwheat
  • 19. Daisy
  • 20. Hank

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Paladen GSP & Pointers
Member Since: July 2005
Location: Orange County, California
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Versatile, champion quality A.K.C. registered puppies & adults from proven, titled winners since 1979. Breeder of Junior, Senior and Master Hunters, Tracking, Obedience, Rally & Agility dogs; many champions, national specialty and best-in-show winners. Calm, biddable temperaments and correct conformation for enjoyable companionship in the home and field. Our Champions are health checked, x-rayed, and Orthopedic Foundation For Animals (OFA) certified for many generations to insure healthy, sound dogs. Breeding stock CERF and Optigen DNA tested & certified as non-carriers of CD eye disease. Home-raised by an experienced, former professional trainer, our occasional litters are microchipped, current on preventative health care & vaccines, and well-socialized for the very best start in life. Fully warranted to please by a responsible breeder whether for competition, hunting, or most importantly, fine companionship. Please visit our website to see pictures of many 'Paladen' German Shorthaired Pointers and Pointers (English), and to learn about our upcoming litter plans.

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Anonymous asked:
Back in the early 1960s - I knew of a GSP breeder in southern Michigan named - I think Schnellenberg and his stud dog was right from Germany and named Jaymar. Any information on that bloodline would be appreciated- thanks in advance.

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The breeder is no longer active. I believe the pedigree of the original stud dog is no longer active as well.

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What are the top 2 puppy foods you recommend for GSP? We just got an 11 week old and not sure? Also, what is the best age to start training?

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Congratulations on your new puppy! You should start training right now, as soon as you bring him/her home, you can start. Most puppy classes need your dog to have at least all three sets of shots, meaning he/she will be roughly 4 - 4 1/2 months old by the time he/she can go into a group class. But before that you can start training at home to give your pup the edge. As for foods, the best food for your puppy to go on will depend on three factors. 1. Price. 2. Availability of the food in your area. 3. If your puppy has any dietary restrictions. -- If you can, a grain free food is the tip top to give your pup, as there is no filler and because of that you will be able to feed less and give your pup the ability to put his best paw forward. Grain free dog foods are going to cost more at the counter, but because you will be feeding less over-all, you will actually be saving money. Remember, good food goes in, less comes out and less vet visits over-all. I would recommend checking out several brands and choosing based on your budget. The brands I have fed my own adult dogs and puppies for 10+ years have been Acana, Orijen, Taste of the Wild, Merrick, Wellness Core, and Nutrience. As long as the food works for your puppy, that is all that counts. Talking with your breeder is also a good idea as he/she will be able to let you know what they feed their dogs. Raw is also a good idea to get your dog into if you can afford it and handle the extra time and effort into feeding raw.

Anonymous asked:
I have a 14 month old female GSP who does not stop chewing up everything in her path...including tv remotes and phones....she responds to vibrate collar and command of (leave it) but immediately goes right back to doing whatever she long until she finally gets it?

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At 14 months old, your GPS has already gone through the puppy stage and has her adult teeth. Her chewing is not due to her teething or any other puppy behavior. It is now a bad habit of an adult dog. First thing first is to keep her tethered to you, or in a crate when she is not being supervised 100%. Secondly, everything the dog has chewed on in the past should be washed and then sprayed with a bittering spray. You can purchase bittering spray at any pet store, or you can make your own. GSP tend to chew when they are bored and have not had enough mental stimulation and physical exercise; I would suggest upping both for her. Getting her out for a good solid run for 2 hours a day should help curb the bad habit. Also getting her into a training class, even just for mental stimulation would benefit her. Purchasing or DIY-ing some puzzle toys for her would also benefit her; as it gives her positive reinforcement for not chewing on negative items, but also mental stimulation. Giving her items of high value that she can chew on in the home would be a good idea as well, ie: antlers, raw frozen bones, tough kongs filled with peanut butter or some other yummy paste such as wet dog food that has been frozen. You may also want to get her into the vet and make sure there is nothing wrong with her teeth that would make her want to keep chewing, ie: an impacted tooth.

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.

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Updated: 7/1/2022