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German Shorthaired Pointer Puppies

Rachel Poli Author
Rachel
Dec 11 ·

german shorthaired pointer puppies are initially bred to be versatile bird dogs for hunters. However, this purebred is part of the sporting group. They’re known for being friendly, smart, and willing to please. If you want to learn more about German Shorthaired Point puppies, then keep reading.

Where to get German Shorthaired Pointer Puppies

A great place to start looking for this purebred dog breed is to call your local animal shelter or rescue organization. They might have German Shorthaired Pointer puppies, adults, seniors, or mixed breeds available for adoption. Gsp_pipo…

Alternatively, you can go through a reputable breeder if you want a purebred puppy and know where it came from. The American Kennel Club recognizes this dog breed, so you’ll be able to go through the AKC Marketplace to find an ethical breeder.

Remember, a good breeder will do the following:

  • Socialize and train the puppies as early as possible
  • Ensure the puppies are up to date with all of their vaccinations
  • Want to meet with you in person to get to know you and allow you to meet the parents and the puppies
  • Be able to answer all of your questions about the process, the breeder’s experience and reputation, and the breed as a whole
  • Health screen and genetically test the dogs before breeding to ensure it’s safe (and then get the puppies tested)

In addition, they’ll have health documents available for you to bring home upon adoption. They’ll also keep the dogs and puppies in their own home, treating them like family.

If you find a breeder who does not do the above, they’re most likely a puppy mill or a backyard breeder. Avoid these breeders since they do not breed the dogs under healthy or safe conditions. Also, they’re more interested in making a profit rather than finding good homes for the puppies. Hd_gsp…

The Cost

The average cost for a German Shorthaired Pointer puppy is anywhere between $800 and $1,500. The cost might change depending on the number of puppies in the litter, the time of year, the breed’s popularity, or the breeder’s location. However, if you go through a shelter or a rescue, the price will be lower.

Appearance

German Shorthaired Pointers are large dogs, with females being smaller and lighter than males. For example, males can grow to be about 23 to 25 inches tall, and females can stand up to 21 to 23 inches tall. In terms of weight, males can weigh between 55 and 70 pounds while females can weigh between 45 and 60 pounds. Lilou…

In addition, this dog breed has a short and smooth coat that can come in a few different coat colors and markings. For example, they can have the following coats:

  • Liver
  • Liver & White
  • Liver Roan
  • White & Liver
  • Black & White
  • Black
  • Black Roan
  • Patched
  • Ticked
  • Patched & Ticked

There are other colors they can have, but they’re not as common as those listed above. Felix…

Temperament

There’s a lot to love about this dog breed. For example, they’re loyal and affectionate to their family members. In addition, they’re excellent with young children and enjoy being around other dogs and meeting new people.

However, they’ll still need early training and socialization to get used to others. However, they’re easy to train and love learning new things. So, they’re eager to please their owners.

Also, this doggo is highly adaptable so that they can live in an apartment. However, due to their size and energy levels, a bigger house with a fenced-in yard will be better for them.

Speaking of energy levels, this dog has a lot of energy. They’ll need a good 90 minutes every day of playtime and exercise. Matilda…

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German Shorthaired Pointer Puppies – Veterinary Needs

This dog breed has an average lifespan of about ten to 12 years with proper care. This is one reason why you’ll want to bring them to the vet at least once a year for their annual checkup.

However, when they’re a puppy for the first year, you’ll want to bring them to the vet a few times. Then, you’ll be able to keep track of their growth and development while keeping them up to date with their shots and boosters.

Also, German Shorthaired Pointers are prone to the following health issues:

  • Gastric Torsion (Bloat)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia
  • Von Willebrand’s Disease
  • Entropion
  • Pannus
  • Lymphedema
  • Osteochondrosis Dissecans (OCD)

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Diet

As long as you have your vet’s approval, you can provide this dog breed any dog food that’s appropriate for their breed size, age, weight, and metabolism. For example, you can feed them high-quality kibble or canned wet food from a commercial dog food brand or homemade dog food.

Grooming

German Shorthaired Pointers rarely need to be groomed. You can bring them to a professional grooming salon once in a while for a bath, but it’s not required. Or you can bathe them yourself as needed. Pipo…

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However, they do shed a bit, so you’ll want to brush their coat at least two to three times per week. In addition, keep up with trimming their nails, brushing their teeth, and cleaning their ears regularly. 

German Shorthaired Pointer Puppies – Photos

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Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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