German Shorthaired Pointer Breeders, Breed Clubs and Rescue
The German Shorthaired Pointer was almost certainly developed in the kennels of Prince Albrecht zu Somsbrauenfels based on the Schweisshund, a breed renowned for its scenting abilities but rather slow. The introduction of English Pointer blood produced a much more energetic working dog. He gives the immediate impression of a powerful and alert dog, covering plenty of ground and standing tall. He is only of medium size, dogs up to 64cm, but weighs up to 70lbs and it is obvious, looking at the clean and elegant outline that much of that weight is muscle. Short-backed with good bone the German Shorthaired Pointer looks every inch the excellent worker that he is. His temperament matches his other qualities; he is keen to please and immensely loyal with an affectionate and gentle nature.
His short coat is a base colour of either liver or black with variations of white spotting or ticking, and simplicity to keep clean; a regular brush and polish with a chamois leather will keep him gleaming. The addition of some boiled linseed to his feed will really bring out the shine.
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a beautiful, elegant dog; if you have the time to give him he will make an excellent family dog; like any intelligent dog he does require firm guidance as a puppy and his energetic frame requires adequate opportunity for exercise. If you can give him what he needs he will give you a lifetime of devoted loyalty.
- German Shorthaired Pointer Association Mr F Alcock 0114 288 3157
- German Shorthaired Pointer Club Mr H T Greenwood 01274 573079
Rescue and Rehoming
Should you need to rehome your GSP, first contact your dog’s breeder, and if they are unable to help ask a Breed Club for help.