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Dog Breeds


German Shorthaired Pointer

Other Names

GSP, Deutscher kurzhaariger


The German Shorthaired Pointer is believed to be related to a Spanish Pointer, English Pointer and German hounds. They are a great hunter companion and gun dog.


Athletic, Medium Sized, Docked Tail, Webbed Feet

Color and Coat

Solid liver or liver and white color, chocolate color, short and thick hair

AKC Group



Dogs 23-25 inches, Bitches 21-23 inches


Dogs 55-70 lbs, Bitches 45-60 lbs

Activity Level



Smart, willing to please, enthusiastic, energetic, independent

Other Facts

GSP's make good family dogs. German Shorthaired Pointers require little grooming.


We have a beautiful GSP named Colby that we got from a breeder in Kansas, Kan-Point German Shorthaired Pointers. Colby loves to look out the window, torment his Weimaraner sister, chase squirrels and birds (and sit waiting for hours), and cuddle in the bed. He is very sharp, but has a mind of his own. Colby enjoys running full speed, hiding our socks and underwear and ripping up paper. We had a national training company come to our house to train our dogs and called Colby "not trainable". -Tina, Define Dog
User Comments:


Dog Comment
Colby is the sweetest GSP - he has such loving eyes!
Posted by: Judy on 7/31/2011 12:02:05 PM

Dog Comment
Our GSP Colby is probably the best all around dog I've ever met!
Posted by: Peter on 3/3/2011 7:30:54 PM

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