Welcome to our web site and the wonderful world of German Shorthaired Pointers! Our breed has been in the spotlight due to the beautiful “Carlee” winning Best in Show at the 2005 Westminster Dog Show. Those of us who love the breed ask that anyone who is considering adopting or buying a German Shorthaired Pointer remember that these dogs are not for everyone! The beautiful, behaved dog that millions of people saw on television is the result of good care, extensive training, and careful breeding.
Do not get a German Shorthaired Pointer unless you are committed to exercising both the body and mind of the dog, and are willing to make it a full member of the family. The high intellect, boundless energy, and curious nature of these dogs, not to mention their constant craving for consistent human contact, is the essence of their charm. However, these same traits will result in some very undesirable behaviors if they do not receive adequate attention and exercise. An ignored or lonely GSP will become bored easily. Barking, digging, wildness and general destruction may be the result.
Please remember – A German Shorthaired Pointer that does not receive mental and physical exercise can be difficult to live with. Our goal is for every GSP to have a happy, loving, home for it’s entire life. If you do decide to become a GSP owner, whether via Rescue or by buying a puppy from a responsible breeder, make sure you understand the commitment you are making so this goal can be achieved! If they were the perfect breed for everyone, GSP rescue organizations would have very little to do.