German Shorthaired Pointer / Deutscher kurzhaariger, Vorstehhund, Deutsch Kurzhaar, Kurzhaar, GSP

Friendship with other dogs
Friendship with strangers
Watch dog
Guard dog
Origin: Germany
Height: 22.62 - 25.74 inch
Weight: 44.0 - 70.4 lbs

Breed history:

 This pointer also descends from the old Spanish pointers which appeared in Germany in the XVII-th century and which had been crossbred with Foxhound and Pointer. After several selections, the current specimens of German Pointer with short hair were obtained. They are well known and appreciated in Germany, France, England and USA.


 It is a medium to big sized dog, powerful, with harmonious dimensions. Its general look inspires strength and toughness. The head is porportional with the body, broad skull, a it cambered, long snout with a big nose, wide, mobile and brown. The eyes are medium sized, almond-shaped and amber colour. The ears are wide and long, round ended. The tail is wider at the base, caught up and cut with a 1/3 or a half and it carries it horizontally. The fur has an exterior hair - short, bushy, hard, well adhered to the body and an external coating fluffy and short. It can be brown (with or without white spots) or dark or light brown and with whitw, with brown patches on the head.


 It is an intelligent, brave, watchful dog, eager to learn, exuberant, active and with a very developed sense of smell. Obedient and devoted to its master and his family, it is friendly with children, alert with strangers even if it can get friend with the guests. It gets along well with other dogs and other animals from the household, especially if it was socialized since an early age.


 The fur should be casual brushed to remove the dead hair bristles.

Living conditions:

 This dog feels the best next to an active family and in a fenced space to move freely. It is more difficult to be raised in a flat, because it likes to be always busy and it can't accommodate to a sedentary life. It likes canine sports, swimming, fetch, running, and especially the hunt. It needs training, socialization.


 It is an intelligent dog, eager to learn and hard working and that is why it is not difficult to train. With a consistent, gentle, varied and firm training, beautiful results can be obtained.


 It is used at the hunt in any kind of field, in water. It is a pleasant companion.

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