Today, it’s all about our pup, Maylene Taylor Roe! She is a German Shorthaired Pointer and probably one of the most amazing things to have happened in my life (sorry not sorry to my husband). If you are looking for a pup I’m going to share some reasons why we love our GSP, but also some general information.
General information about German Shorthaired Pointers:
- Height: 23-25 inches (male), 21-23 inches (female)
- Weight: 55-70 pounds (male), 45-60 pounds (female)
- AKC Group: Sporting
German Shorthaired Pointers thrive on being active. As an owner you will definitely want to give your pup the exercise and training it needs. They have a lot of energy, so being active with your pup in the outdoors will be essential. This breed sheds only slightly, and the coat is easy to maintain. Their skin can be a different story. They often have very sensitive skin that can easily dry out or become irritated. So, having food that’s high in fatty-acids is crucial for the health of your dogs skin and coat. They may also suffer with allergies of different kinds. Maylene has seasonal allergies due to pollen, and many may have food allergens-it’s best to consult with a doctor if you think your pup as an allergy. GSP’s are very loyal and intelligent pups. They like to please their family, work hard, and love unconditionally.
When looking for a pup I highly suggest researching the breed or breeds so you know if they are a good fit for you or your family. Jacob and I spent several months reading up on the GSP breed, and we knew with our active lifestyle our pup Maylene would be a good fit.
Why we love our German Shorthaired Pointer:
Maylene is a very loving pup. I personally just adore the love that my pup gives and brings to our family. She snuggles, lays her head on my chest, and invades all the personal space. She also senses when I’m dealing with anxiety-she cuddles and gives me that sense of security that I need. She can also sense emotions of excitement and sadness. Countless times she has sniffed my face as the tears were flowing and curled up with me. In the excitement, she bounces up and down, sometimes even putting on a show of how high she can jump. She has honestly taught me a different kind of love.
She is very protective. Maylene stays pretty protective of me specifically. She is not very aggressive, but she stays on high alert if she feels like something is unfamiliar to her. This gives our family a sense of security. While GSP’s may be people pleasing, they also know their loyalty and can become curious of things they are not used too.
She fits our active lifestyle. Jacob and I both love being outdoors and Maylene comes right along with us. We love to get out and hike or go to parks as a family. We also enjoy playing ball in the backyard, or just being on our patio while Maylene runs around hunting for lizards.
Maylene puts a big smile on my face. I enjoy the love and companionship she gives. Though she can be a handful sometimes, I really wouldn’t trade it for the world.