Origin: A medium sized bird-dog, originally bred to point upland birds and small game for the foot hunter. The GSP makes an excellent companion to the active family.
Height: Males are 23 to 25″. Females are 21 to 23″
Weight: Males weighing from 55-70lbs. Females weighing from 45-60lbs.
Coat: A GSP’s coat is short and thick and feels tough to the hand.
Colour: The coat may be solid liver or a combination of liver and white such as liver and white ticked, liver patched and white ticked, or liver roan.
Grooming: Nails require occasional trimming. Routine dental checkups will keep their teeth clean, and the occasional coat brushing. The GSP does not require much grooming.
Exercise: The shorthair is a very active breed, which requires either lengthy leash walks, or off-leash play in a safe, supervised area. They make great companions for runners, hikers, and bikers, but also enjoy their down-time as well.
Food: The GSP is a generally food motivated breed, which thrives on a quality diet.
Temperament: The Shorthair is friendly, intelligent, and willing to please.
Crate Training: Strongly recommended for safety, especially for travel in a vehicle.
Basic Obedience: Because of their active nature, desire to please their owners, and intelligence, the GSP makes an excellent sport dog, and excels in all venues of obedience and performance sports.