About this group
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.