Breed Highlights

Personality: Friendly, smart, willing to please

Energy Level: Very Active; Like most pointing breeds, GSPs thrive on running and exercise

Good with Children: Yes ~ it's all in how they are socialized

Good with other Dogs: With Supervision ~ again, it's all in how they are socialized

Shedding: Seasonal

Grooming: Occasional ~ once a week with a rubber curry brush will limit the shedding

Trainability: Eager to please ~ will vary among individuals but they are very intelligent

Height: 23-25 inches (male), 21-23 inches (female)

Weight: 55-70 pounds (male), 45-60 pounds (female)

Life Expectancy: 10-14 years

Barking Level: Barks when necessary ~ again varies among individuals

 Source: American Kennel Club

German Shorthaired Pointers are active dogs and do quite well with owners who enjoy doing things with their dogs. Although they are thought of as a hunting dog, their intelligence, energy level, and drive make them ideal for a number of activities. Here is a list of some of the activities that you may want to try with your German Shorthaired Pointer. Click on the activity for more information provided by the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of America.


Coursing Ability

Dock Diving






Water Tests

Links below to provide you with with more information.