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The German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) was bred for hunting in 19th century Germany. They are known for their strong, powerful legs that allow them to turn quickly and speedily. Let’s learn a little bit more about the breed that took home the “Best in Show” at this year’s Westminster Dog Show.
Average Weight: Males: 55-70 lbs. Females: 45-60 lbs.
Traits: Athletic, lean and muscular
Life Expectancy: 10-14 years
Did you know? – German Shorthair Pointers have webbed feet! This is to allow them to tread water while retrieving water fowl.
“German Shorthaired Pointers are growing in popularity among everyday families, not only for their precise hunting skills, but they are also great companions. These animals seek to please their masters and genuinely love children and are a pleasure to own and love,” said Angie Melton of Southern Shorthair Kennels.
The Not So Good
Common Hereditary Issues
Insuring your GSP with a pet insurance policy from a young age can help mitigate the financial costs associated with these common hereditary issues. PetFirst Pet Insurance offers dog insurance plans that cover congenital, hereditary (breed-specific) and chronic conditions. Get a Quote on Pet Insurance for your pet today.
Of course, this blog post would not be complete without looking at pictures of these awesome, beautiful dogs.