The German Shorthaired Pointer

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The German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) is a medium to large breed of dog developed in 19th century Germany for hunting.

Also called Deutscher kurzhaariger, Vorstehhund, Deutsch Kurzhaar, Kurzhaar.

According to the American Kennel Club, the GSP is likely descended from a breed known as the German Bird Dog, which in turn is related to the Old Spanish Pointer introduced to Germany in the 17th century.

Smart, friendly and willing, the GSP is enthusiastic about everything he does without being nervous or fickle. However, he does not like to be left alone and may develop separation anxiety. This is a house dog, not a garden or kennel dog.

Temperament: intelligent, loving, fearless, cooperative, trainable.

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