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German Shorthaired Pointer
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The German Shorthaired Pointer is a versatile all-purpose gundog. The head is in proportion to the body. The skull is slightly round on top, broad and arched on the sides. The length of the muzzle should be equal to the length of the skull. The muzzle is long with a slight stop that can be viewed from the side. The large nose is brown with wide open nostrils. The almond-shaped, medium sized eyes are dark brown. The high set ears are broad, hanging close to the head. The teeth should meet in a scissors bite. The chest is deep. The tail is docked to about 40% of it’s length. Note: docking tails is illegal in most parts of Europe. The compact feet are webbed. Dewclaws on the front feet may be removed. The skin is tight. The short coat is thick and rough to the touch. It is slightly longer on the underside of the tail, and the back edge of the hips and softer, shorter and thinner on the head and ears. Coat colors include solid liver, liver and white, liver ticked or patches, white ticked or liver roan.
German Shorthaired Pointer Temperament:
One of the most energetic breeds, the German Shorthaired Pointer is a hunting dog by nature. Protective, clever, eager and willing to please, they are very fond of their human families. Happy-go-lucky, they love nothing more than to engage in some type of constructive activity with their owners such as a long walk, jog, hike, hunt, or a game of Frisbee. This breed is not suited to life in a kennel. Faithful, spirited and friendly, they like and mix well with children. Dominancy and energy levels vary slightly from puppy to puppy even within the same litter, however those bred for working in high performance field competitions usually require more activity than the average Shorthair, but are all still very high energy dogs who need a lot of daily exercise. Best suited for an active family. When they lack in exercise they can become high strung, and frustrated. The GSP will not listen if they sense that they are stronger minded than their owner, however they will also not respond well to harsh discipline.
2011 German Shorthaired Pointer:
The GSP needs an owner who displays a natural air of authority. Firm, but calm, confident and consistent with rules they must be made to follow. They crave order and need structure in their life. If this breed lacks in either exercise or leadership they can developed separation anxiety and possibly become destructive and nervous. Well adjusted, stable minded GSPs who receive enough mental and physical activity along with a balance of consistent leadership will get along with other dogs and cats. This breed likes to bark and they can be reserved with strangers. Socialize well. They will be in their glory if they are actually used for what they were bred for and taken on hunting trips.
New German Shorthaired Pointer:
Marshfield Kennel is located in an old farm in beautiful Shapleigh, Maine. We enjoy the best of Maine life and are still driving distance to New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Vermont.Both Todd and Amanda are hunters. Todd has hunted nearly his entire life. He’s passionate about German Shorthaired Pointers and has researched the breed back to it’s beginning. Amanda has been into sport horses her entire life. She brings a unique perspective to performance-bred animals.
New German Shorthaired Pointer:
We use some of the most basic techniques of breeding to produce high-quality puppies. Folks have known for thousands of years that if you breed best to best and like to like that you get better results in subsequent generations. We utilize many of the traditional principals of dog and horse breeding in our program. We also incorporate a thoroughly modern understanding of genetics to ensure we produce quality from generation to generation.
Latest German Shorthaired Pointer:
The German Shorthaired pointer puppy is very active and always full of energy. They love pleasing their owners and tend to be very cheerful. These pups don’t take to one specific member of the family; they love all the members equally. German Shorthaired puppies love to be walked with a leash and enjoy playing with frisbee’s. These dogs enjoy being around people very much. When they get exercise daily they make the perfect friendly dog. These puppies are definitely ones that will make the entire family happy.