How much does a GSP puppy cost?
between $600 and $1,500
A German Shorthaired Pointer costs between $600 and $1,500, depending on the breeder you choose. A more experienced breeder will know how to breed a dog with fewer health problems, but they will also charge more and may have a long waiting list.
Is a German Shorthaired Pointer a good family dog?
German Shorthaired Pointers make great family dogs, but can be a handful for small children. The German breeders who developed GSPs wanted companionable family pets, as well as hunting dogs—and they succeeded.
What breeds make up a GSP?
German shorthaired pointers as a group were bred initially by breeding German bird dogs and Spanish pointers together.
Do German shorthaired pointers bark a lot?
Bored German Shorthaired Pointers can become escape artists, so you need at least a six-foot tall fence if you plan to leave them alone outside. GSPs bark at strangers and noises. They also are a bit reserved with strangers.
Why do they cut German Shorthaired Pointers tails?
People bred GSPs as working dogs for a long time, so tail docking was essential when they were used in this way. Many dogs have naturally long tails, like GSPs, so docking the tail prevented any injuries while out working.
What problems do German Shorthaired Pointers have?
The German Shorthaired Pointer, which has an average lifespan of 12 to 14 years, is prone to minor health concerns like gastric torsion, hypothyroidism, canine hip dysplasia (CHD), Osteochondrosis Dissecans (OCD), von Willebrand’s Disease (vWD), entropion, and pannus, and major issues such as lymphedema.
Are German Shorthaired Pointers loyal?
The German Shorthaired Pointer breed is a loyal, loving dog who wants to hang out with their pet parent. These dogs enjoy working, and you’ll find they’re alert dogs who keep an eye—and a very strong nose—on everything. Their temperament is easygoing, and they can be friendly with new people.
Do pointers like water?
Not all breeds will take a liking to the water, so it’s important to do some research up front. German Shorthaired Pointers are very capable of swimming and are known to be strong swimmers. They are naturally strong, athletic and have webbed feet.