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I have read some great information in the past on this site about GSP's, and am now hoping to find some more. I will be looking to get a GSP puppy later this spring...I was thinking sometime around mid-May.

I have been a Springer guy most of my life, but now am interested in getting a pointer and have heard great things about GSP's.

I am hoping that some of you can give me some general information about any particular things/traits to look for in a pup, good breeders, etc. I know GSP's generally are larger than your average Springer, so the size difference will be something that I have to adjust to. I have heard, though, that some breeders breed more "compact" or smaller GSP's than what the average dog turns out to be.

The dog will be a house dog/family dog most of the time, but will be used to hunt grouse each fall. I am planning on doing a fair amount of the training myself, but certainly am not above working with a professional trainer to get the dog on track.

Again, any insight, info, and recommendations will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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T-ProGuy

I can give you some information.

email me at clark dddoottt koenen aaattt hotmail dddoott com

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I'm in the same boat as you T-ProGuy. Hope you are having as much fun as I am with finding information about GSP's! I talked to GSPMan as well as did a search on Google for Minnesota German Shorthair Club and the MN NAVHDA. Both great avenues for gaining additional information. The people I talked to from the clubs list above plus from GSPMan did a wonderful job giving me what I needed to know.

Good Luck and keep us posted on what you get this Spring!

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I ended up getting a good start on some info from GSPMan, and am waiting to hear back from him with some more info. He seems like a very knoledgeable guy. Anyone else have any info/suggestions/opinions on the breed that could be of any help? Thanks!

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If your not a waterfowler I would concider looking over all the types of pointers, and then choose. In my opinion all the pointing breeds have their pro's and cons. Gsp are USUALLY natural retrievers, but they don't have a lot of style or stamina. Setters have long hair,good for the cold, but the in the early season they can over heat and they shed in the house. E.P. are not very keen on going in water and some are not natural retrievers, but they have all the run you will ever need, and plenty of style to spare. Don't over look the lesser known pointers either. Weimeriener, Visla, German wirehair, britney, are all great dogs. As a upland only hunter I can't imagine going a field with out some type of pointer, I guess thats why I own five of them.

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I would have to take exception to the stamina of gsp's! I have 3 and they will work till they drop or you tell them to quit! And they have style. Cant compare a gsp to a english when it come to style as they are a different breed but they have there own!

I think the bottom line is get the breed of dog you have your heart set on from a good breeder and you wont be disapointed!!

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OK I better take back my opinion of GSP's traits. I forgot for a second that we live in MN and the vast majority of non-retriever guys run GSP. Try to fish sumed it up well, they all have different styles. The object wasn't to bash any breed, but rather point out that each one has various general traits that may apply more twards ones hunting style than anouther. It's up to each person to determine what type they want. He's dong the right thing by researching first then looking for a puppy. Rather than a quick look at the clasifieds and an impulse buy.

Good luck.

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