German Shorthaired Pointer is a medium to largesized breed of dog developed in the 19th century in Germany for hunting. As an allpurpose gun breed of dog suitable for both land and water, German Shorthaired Pointers are streamlined yet powerful with strong legs that make them able to move rapidly and turn quickly.
In this video, we are counting down the top 10 facts about the German Shorthaired Pointer that you might not know.
A Quick Overview: Group: Sporting Dogs Weight: 45 to 70 pounds Height: 1 foot, 9 inches to 2 feet, 1 inch tall at the shoulder Life Expectancy: 12 to 15 years
One of the most versatile sporting breeds around, the stylish and regal German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP for short) is a superb hunting dog who also excels as a family companion. He hunts feathered and furred game and will even trail deer. In the evening, he plays with the kids or curls up next to you on the sofa. Not a hunter? The German Shorthair will be happy to hike or jog with you.
Slightly smaller than a Pointer, the GSP has an elegantly chiseled head with dark almondshaped eyes, an intelligent, goodhumored expression, and a large, dark nose. Broad, dropped ears are set high and lie flat against the head. But the most striking aspect of the GSP's appearance is his short, dense, sleek coat of solid liver or liver and white, which can be patched, ticked or roan. The tail is usually docked, leaving about 40 percent of the original length.
This energetic, intelligent dog is enthusiastic at work and play. He likes being with people and is a good friend to children, albeit a bit rambunctious for little ones. That peopleloving personality causes the GSP to be unhappy if left alone for long periods, and he can become nervous and destructive if he's not provided with regular companionship and exercise. He'll bark at strangers but isn't aggressive. Males tend to be more outgoing and are more aggressive hunters than females.
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Chapters: 0:00 Intro 0:49 1. Their history 1:53 2. Physical appearance 2:32 3. They are multipurpose dogs 3:09 4. They love outdoor adventures 3:46 5. They need plenty of attention 4:24 6. Living with other pets 5:02 7. They excel at almost all dog sports 5:40 8. They are not suitable for apartment living 6:09 9. Be prepared for a lot of shedding 6:44 10. They are a healthy breed 7:17 Outro