German Shorthaired Pointer Insurance

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German Shorthaired Pointers are affectionate, boisterous and super energetic dogs. They are intelligent and make great family pets, but their hyperactivity might not suit families with very young children.

As the name suggests, the modern German Shorthaired Pointer was developed in Germany in the 19th Century. It is not known how the GSP was created, but it is believed numerous dog breeds, including several types of Pointers, Dalmatian and Vizsla were all used in the process.

German Shorthaired Pointers are considered the most versatile working dog breed and have been used for various tasks - from pulling sledges, to hunting and tracking, to Mayor of all animals! They take their name from the pose they adopt when they have spotted game – with their head down, front paw up and tail pointed, they take on a shape similar to an arrow. All Pointers have been bred to do this as instinct.

These are robust dogs that can live for as long as 16 years, and, unlike other active dogs, are not prone to hip dysplasia or joint problems. They are, however, prone to some illnesses, including eye issues, skin disorders, epilepsy, cancer and bloat.

By joining this group, you club together with other GSP owners to get a good deal on pet insurance for your hyper hunter.

Ronny Lavie By Ronny Lavie

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How much is basic pet insurance for a German Shorthaired Pointer?

Based on insuring a 3-year old German Shorthaired Pointer, for 12 months, in an MK postcode. Minimum criteria: £3,000 vet fees cover. Data as at 11 September 2014.

MORE TH>NBasic£13.13 per month3/5 Defaqto rating
John Lewis InsuranceEssential£18.37 per month4/5 Defaqto ratingQuote
PetplanEssential£18.79 per month3/5 Defaqto ratingQuote

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