So, I am providing some information on GSP because I am tired of people telling me my dog is an underweight lab...HE IS NOT A LAB!
Anways, here is just some basic information on my dog...a GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER!
Coat and Color: The GSP's coat is short and flat with a dense undercoat protected by stiff guard hairs making the coat water resistant and allowing the dog to stay warm in cold weather. The color can be liver, black, liver and white, and black and white (though black is not a AKC accepted color).
Temperament: The GSP 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, and characteristcally affectionate dog that is cooperative and easily trained. The GSP can perform virtually all gundog roles. It is pointer and retriever, an upland bird dog and water dog.
Care: GSP along with other sporting dogs requires a lot of excercise and space to run. GSPs have a lot of energy and if not given the right amount of attention, can become bored and distructive. GSPs do not do well left alone all day or if regelated to a kennel without plenty of human interaction. The GSP has a longer life expectancy than many breeds of this size, commonly living 12 to 14 years, with individual dogs living to 16 to 18 years not uncommon.
FUN FACT: In addition to hunting, the German Shorthaired Pointer has been used in Scandinavia as a sled dog for the popular sport of Dogsled Racing :)