German Shorthaired Pointer

The German Shorthaired Pointer is a powerful, agile, well-balanced dog, possessing great intelligence and animation. Not happy as a lapdog or flat dweller, he/she needs space to stretch out and have a good gallop. Friendly and affectionate, the "G.S.P.", as they are often popularly known, make a quiet, companionable and easy-going member of the household provided you can give him/her lots of daily exercise. 

Height

63-70cm

Weight

From 18-25kg


Temperament

Gentle yet active, the German Shorthaired Pointer adores human contact. Intelligent and quick learners, they are easy to train and will excel in agility sports.

Lifespan

10-12 years

Grooming and care

The short smooth coat, mostly seen in the distinctive liver colour with white flecks and also a sleek solid chocolate colour is very maintenance.  The coat can be brushed on a regular basis and bathed as required. Examine the ears at least once a week. 

Exercise

As exceptionally active breed, we recommend at least one hour's walk a day, and where possible two walks a day.

Health concerns

For the latest research in breed-related problems in GSP's visit the University of Sydney's LIDA (Listing of Inherited Disorders in Animals) website.

 

 

 

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