Stockton’s German Shorthaired Pointers


Stockton’s GSP breeding program produces calm, trainable dogs with a flash of color (striking Black and White). Our GSP’s are every bit as calm as a Lab.  We strive to produce dogs that are great around the house, will also excel at outdoor activities, or hit the field and be a hunting companion. 

Stockton’s GSP are bred as easy going, calm dogs around the family and house, but has it all to be a great  foot  (close to medium range) hunting companion when called upon.

GSPs are known for power, speed, agility, and endurance. The overall look is often described as "noble" and "aristocratic."

Country of Origin: The German Shorthaired Pointer (also known as the ‘GSP‘, ‘Deutsch Kurzhaar’, or ‘DK’) is a German breed resulting from careful crosses in the 17th century of the Spanish Pointer, Foxhound, Italian Pointer, and Hannover Hound. Generally bred for function over form, the German Shorthaired Pointer was later crossed with the Pointer to introduce style, speed, and ‘nose up’ scenting capabilities. The end result was an adaptable hunting dog with trailing, pointing, and retrieving capabilities which could kill wounded game when necessary. Two early 19th century German Shorthaired Pointers named Nero and Treff, successful racers who bred many descendants, are sometimes credited as the parents of the modern breed. The German Shorthaired Pointer was first imported to America in the 1920’s and recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930.

Size: The German Shorthaired Pointer has a shoulder height of 21-25 in and weighs 45-70 lbs. It has a large brown/ black nose, and rounded, highly set ears. German Shorthaired Pointers have webbed feet and a tail docked to less than half its natural length.

Coat: The short, sleek coat is an easy-keeper The German Shorthaired Pointer has a flat coat with a stiff, water-resistant undercoat. It is liver (dark brown) or black and white. Most German Shorthaired Pointers have a solid-colored head and white body ‘ticked’.

Character: He is an even-tempered, intelligent and loyal family dog. A true athlete, who adapts quickly to his living situation. The German Shorthaired Pointer is intelligent, eager to learn, loyal and brave. It requires exercise daily.

Temperament: the German Shorthaired Pointer was developed to be a dog suited to family life as well as a versatile hunter, the correct temperament is that of an intelligent, bold, boisterous, eccentric, and characteristically affectionate dog that is cooperative and easily trained.

This breed was created to be a family friendly dog and gets along well with children. German Shorthaired Pointers get along with other dogs. Shorthaired Pointer makes a good watchdog.

Care: German Shorthairs are generally considered a healthy breed.  The German Shorthaired Pointer requires only occasional brushing and cleaning of the ears to prevent infection. Bathe only when necessary. German Shorthaired Pointers have a lifespan of 12 years or longer, some live as long as 18 years German Shorthaired Pointers can live outdoors with a soft bed and warm shelter but prefer indoor life with the family with access to a large yard.

Training: The German Shorthaired Pointer is intelligent and has a well-deserved reputation of being highly trainable. German Shorthaired Pointers adapt easily to a wide variety of hunting and field jobs including pointing and retrieving on land and water.  GSP excel at all outdoor activities.

Activity: The German Shorthaired Pointer needs a substantial amount of exercise as it was bred to hunt. It enjoys long walks, swimming, and retrieving. The German Shorthaired Pointer is most suited to outdoor activities, and fits best with a sporty active family.


German Shorthaired pointers