Portraits and paintings of the German Shorthaired pointer by Justine Osborne

gsp pointer painting

24x24in oil on Canvas

Grace and and a focused gaze, Sabi is an elegant and beautiful example.
This portrait shows the unusual markings of the GSP, and their active nature

german pointer painting

Tiggy 12 x12in oil on canvas

The much loved Tiggy, loving and fun, she's also a little
lazy when it comes to getting out of bed... and hates the rain.
This pose shows the intelligence, and devotion of the breed.


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Notes on the German Short Haired Pointer

The GSP was developed in the 19th century in Germany as a hunting dog. It is a powerful and streamlined dog, able to move and turn quickly. Generally brown eyes, darker more desirable.When the GSP is in classic point stance, the tail should be held straight out from the body forming a line with the pointing head and body. Like all German pointers, GSP have webbed feet.
The colouring of the GSP provides camouflage in the winter seasons. When standing next to dead trees and in broken snow, the white and dark brown coat makes the dog difficult to see. Referred to in English as "liver" (incorrectly as "chocolate" or "chestnut"), Commonly the head is a solid or nearly solid color and the body is speckled or "ticked" with liver and white, sometimes with large patches of solid color called "saddles". Roan coats are also common, with or without patching. Solid liver and solid black coats also occur, often with a small blaze of ticking or white on the chest.

The GSP is intelligent, bold, and characteristically affectionate. The GSP's distinctly independent character and superior intelligence teamed with, cooperation make him easily trained. The GSP can perform virtually all gundog roles. It is pointer and retriever, an upland bird dog and water dog. This pointer can be used for hunting larger and more dangerous game, and in addition has a scent hound's talented nose.An excellent swimmer but also works well in rough terrain. Tenacious, tireless, hardy, and reliable. it is a superb all-around field dog that remains popular with hunters of many nationalities.

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