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From Wikipedia: The German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) is a medium to large sized breed of dog developed in the 19th century in Germany for hunting.[1] A versatile hunting breed, being an all-purpose gun breed of dog suitable for both land and water,[2] it is streamlined yet powerful with strong legs that make it able to move rapidly and turn quickly. It has moderately long floppy ears set high on the head. Its muzzle is long, broad, and strong, allowing it to retrieve even heavy game. The dog’s profile should be straight or strongly Roman nosed; any dished appearance to the profile is incorrect.[2] The eyes are generally brown, with darker eyes being desirable; yellow or “bird of prey” eyes are a fault. The tail is commonly docked, although this is now prohibited in some countries. The correct location for docking for a GSP is after the caudal vertebrae start to curl, leaving enough tail to let the dog communicate through tail wagging and movement.[citation needed] The docked tail should not be too long or too short but should balance the appearance of the head and body. The GSP tail is carried at a jaunty angle, not curled under. When the GSP is in classic point stance, the tail should be held straight out from the body, forming a line with the pointing head and body. Like all German pointers, GSPs have webbed feet. They are known for going after water fowl in the water.

The German Shorthaired Pointer is a member of the Sporting Group.[3]

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Snofuz68 says:

Number 6 "manipulative" I love that you mentioned this fact. This is the number one thing I tell people about GSPs , when they assume they are like a lab, they aren't. Mine does not do anything to "please" me he doesn't want me angry but pleasing me is not a priority. I say he has 2 drives "Food and Fun". He was easy to train and is a great dog, must have off leash walks to burn off the energy, he's not hyper though some are, but the biggest thing is his mind. Super smart and will out think most people and dogs who aren't paying attention.

Jeremy Pacacha says:

Nice video 👍

Jenny Canuck says:

My Opa was an avid hunter and swore by the breed. He always kept 2 or 3 at a time throughout his life, breeding them on occaison. There was one bitch I have especially fond memories of. So calm, patient, affectionate and sweet-natured. My Mom absolutely adored that dog and says she was ultimately trustworthy around babies. I still keep a picture of her nearly 5 decades later.

Tren Clen says:

Im about to get my pup. Can't wait 😊

Shehzad Shams VLOGS says:

pointers are really loved… like this video

brandon patrick says:

Are the shorthairs more common than the longhairs? every time i see these kind of dogs it's always a shorthair. Can't remember the last time i seen a longhair

DJviv says:

Mine is lazy and hyper at the same time

Serban Ciobotaru says:

Thanks for putting my video in it!

Chech says:

My German shorthaired pointer is obsessed with fetch. He's not "ball" obsessed, he is fetch obsessed. If you take away whatever he places by you, he will just find something else, chew something else to use (for example, break up a stick into several pieces so that if you throw out one piece, he will have others to use right after). He is NUTS. And he won't stop. That is all he wants to do, and he will find whatever you throw no matter the circumstances. If we take him on walks, he will cooperate, he just doesn't get tired out though. Right when we get back home it is back to fetch. The dog park? He won't interact with other dogs and won't even acknowledge them when they sniff him. He will steal someone else's ball and point. Can anyone explain this? Is anyone else's dog like this?

Animal Facts says:

Tells us about your German Shorthaired Pointer.

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