What is the difference between a German shorthaired pointer and a German wirehaired pointer?

A notable difference is that the wirehairs can handle very cold waterfowling better; the shorthairs fare better in warm upland work. Both breeds live well in the house and with the family. In our pack, the wirehairs are a bit more intense and take themselves too seriously sometimes.

How much do purebred German shorthaired pointer puppies cost?

Usually, the average price of a German Shorthaired Pointer puppy from a reputable breeder is between $800 and $1,500, while a top-quality German Shorthaired Pointer puppy can cost as high as $3,000 and upward. The price depends on the dog’s lineage, conformation to breed standards, age, and training.

Are German wirehaired pointers good family dogs?

German wirehaired pointers are extremely active. Considered even-tempered dogs, they are loyal to their family. They do very well with children if raised with them or with older children who treat them well.

Are German Shorthaired Pointers hyper?

German Shorthaired Pointers are high-energy dogs. At least an hour of intensive exercise, preferably off-leash, each day is recommended. Without sufficient exercise, your GSP may become nervous and destructive.

Are German Wirehaired Pointer smart?

German Wirehaired Pointers are smart, curious, determined dogs with a lot of energy. They also have an independent streak and will sometimes only work for someone they like.

What happens if you breed a GSP and a GWP?

It’s probably inadvisable to breed a GSP and a GWP, as you won’t be doing either of the breeds a favor, and you will probably incure the wrath of the breed clubs.

Is it hard to train a GSP?

German Shorthaired Pointers (GSP) are full of energy, need lots of exercise, and “can be extremely challenging from six months to three years old,” according to the AKC breed description. The good news: they’re also highly receptive to training and picking up early obedience commands.

Should I get a male or female German Wirehaired Pointer?

If you want to focus the dog on training, and if you prefer an independent and less affectionate dog, better get a female German Shorthaired Pointer. If you want a very sporty and amiable dog, then a male German Shorthaired Pointer is what you are looking for.

Do German wirehaired pointers calm down?

A GSP will calm down and mature around 2-years of age. They will always be a high energy breed of dog, ready to run and hunt, even into their older years. With adequate training, exercise, and boundaries in place, they will be better managed.

Do GSP dogs ever calm down?

Are GSPs smart?

Temperament. German shorthaired pointers are smart dogs, willing to please, and easy to get along with. They have lots of energy to burn and will let you know when they’re feeling playful.

What kind of dog is a German Shorthaired Pointer?

The versatile, medium-sized German Shorthaired Pointer is an enthusiastic gundog of all trades who thrives on vigorous exercise, positive training, and a lot of love. GSP people call their aristocratic companions the ‘perfect pointer.’

Who is Dixie the AKC German Shorthaired Pointer?

Dixie is the great-granddaughter to Crosswind Truckin’ Fritz, NSTRA Hall of Fame dog . He was the 2008 Dog of the year, the 2009 Champion of Champions, 2X National Champion, and 14X NSTRA Champion. Lillee’s dam is Mollee. Awesome pedigree.

Who are the parents of Ava the German Shorthaired Pointer?

Ava’s parents are Grande Smokee Wylie and Grande Charlee Wylie. Charlee was sired by Ole’s Truckin Wild Chubs (SR42825506) who was sired by Crosswind Truckin Fritz. Crosswind Truckin Fritz (SN73084507) was the 2008 Dog of the year, the 2009 Champion of Champions, 2X National Champion, and 14X NSTRA Champion.