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German Shorthaired Pointer breed Information

Breed information:

 

German Shorthaired Pointer puppies for sale Australia  German Shorthaired Pointer puppies for sale Australia  

Puppies & adult dogs

Thanks to Abovin GSP Kennels for the pictures used on this page.

Adult weight range
22-28kg/48.5-61.5lbs
Average lifespan
12 years
Adult height at shoulder
Males:62cm/24.5" Females:55cm/21.5"
Average weekly cost
$25
Colour
Liver or liver & white
Grooming
The breed little grooming. As long as you keep the ears clean, the occasional brushing is plenty.
History
The breed can be traced back to the 1600s. The modern version however came about approximately 100 years ago, and was developed as an all rounder in the field.
Positives
They are a great family dog, and will act as a watch dog for the home. He loves to play with children and go on long walks.
Negatives
The breed requires substantial exercise, so is not suited to a backyard lifestyle unless sufficient exercise is provided.

Conclusion: GSPs are a favourite dog of Australian deer hunters in particular, and well liked by hunters in general. Their phenomenal eyesight, great sense of smell and overall "bush smarts" make them a great companion in the Australian bush. They and the Hungarian Vizsla are two of the most common Utility dogs used by hunters in the Southern States of Australia.

Not only are they a good hunting companion however. The breed has a great overall personality, and makes an excellent, child-friendly dog in the family situation. As mentioned, their short coat needs little grooming, which is a bonus in most households! Additionally many owners who do hunt with them or spend a lot of time in the bush appreciate the short coat, as it makes it a lot easier to find the all too common bush & Kangaroo ticks that are found in the Australian scrub.

As the breed is so popular, there are quite a few breeders in Australia. We have some breeders listed below, but you can also contact organisations such as breed associations and State Canine Councils (eg Dogs Vic, etc) for links to additional breeders.

Interestingly, it is rare to find pure or cross breed individuals of this breed to be found in shelters for re-homing. This is a great testament to the overall beautiful nature of this working and family dog, especially given the quite large numbers that are to be found across Australia.


Breeders:
Abovin Kennels, VIC   German Shorthaired Pointer breeders, Australia
   

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