German Shorthaired Pointer (Facts-Characteristics-Information-and-Training-with-Pictures)

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German Shorthaired Pointer

Overview:

German Shorthaired Pointer is mainly found in Germany. It is also called Deutscher kurzhaariger, Vorstehhund, Deutsch Kurzhaar, Kurzhaar, etc. But it is populated with his nickname DK all over the world. Some pet lovers are also preferred to call the doggy with their given names.

Characteristics:
German Shorthaired can be medium to large size
This breed has powerful, strong legs.
It can move rapidly here and there.
Suitable for both in domestic works and for hunting
Can swim in water.

Personality:
German Shorthaired Pointer is an intelligent breed of dogs. It was developed to help in domestic life as well a great company while hunting. It is so much intelligent that can be trained well within a short period. It’s very cooperative and well-mannered dog. It does not bark unnecessarily.

Health:
This breed is tough and healthy, but sometimes they may get affected by hereditary disorders due to their breeding. Very few individuals can be suffered from hip dysplasia, skin disorders, epilepsy, genetic eye diseases, and cancerous lesions in the mouth as well as other places on the body. The cancer is a dangerous risk of German Shorthaired that can be reduced if they are spayed when they are young.

Color, coat & grooming:
The coat of the Pointer is mostly short and flat with a dense undercoat that’s protected by stiff guard hairs that help in making the coat water resistant and allows the dog to remain warm in cold weather.
The color of GSP can be a dark brown, correctly referred to in English as “liver” which is similar to chocolate or dark peanut color. Black are also available, or either liver and white or black and white are altogether mixed.

Care:
Like many other deep-chased dog breed, German Shorthaired Pointers have high gastric torsion, AKA bloat. As a solution, they should refrain from feeding immediately before or after exercise.
The spread of fungi and other various kinds of bacteria can happen while staying with any other hunting dogs and while playing. It also increases the chances of gum infections.

Feeding:
They should be given several smaller meals in the whole day instead of a single time, large one and avoiding the amount of large amounts of water with dry food, should always be taken with every meal.
With children, family and other pets:
The German Shorthaired Pointer behaves very well with children, although care should be taken because very carefully as the breed can be boisterous especially when young. These dogs seek for love from humans and are with suitable pets which are also in the same house; they must be avidly run multiple times a week. The breed gets along well with other breeds of dogs, though female GSP appears to be much more dominating during interbreed interaction.