Living with a German Shorthaired Pointer
Adding a new dog to your family, particularly a German Shorthaired Pointer, should not be a decision that is made without a great deal of thought, consideration and planning. After all, it is a long-term commitment, one that will last for the life of your dog.
What is living with a Shorthair like? Properly socialized dogs living in healthy environments are happy, goofy and bright members of the family. Shorthairs are highly intelligent and require on-going training to provide them with the mental stimulation they need to be happy. They love being with their people and thrive when given opportunities to excel in dog sports like agility, obedience, rally obedience, dock diving, hunt/field tests and more but they are just as happy to take a hike through the woods with you or play fetch in your yard. The key to enjoying your Shorthair is to get out and have fun with him or her and enjoy your snooze on the couch together afterward!