The German Shorthaired Pointer
THE Versatile Gun Dog
German Shorthaired Pointers are Friendly, High Energy, Smart, and Willing to Please
GSPs are known all over the world as versatile hunters and all around Gun Dogs.
They are outstanding at hunting upland birds (Quail, Chukar, and Pheasant); waterfowl (retrieving ducks and geese overwater); tracking deer and stag, and hunting game (boar, fox, etc.)
From the American Kennel Club
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a versatile hunter, an all-purpose gun dog capable of high performance in field and water. The judgment of Shorthairs in the show ring reflects this basic characteristic. The overall picture which is created in the observer's eye is that of an aristocratic, well balanced, symmetrical animal with conformation indicating power, endurance and agility and a look of intelligence and animation. The dog is neither unduly small nor conspicuously large. It gives the impression of medium size, but is like the proper hunter, "with a short back, but standing over plenty of ground." Symmetry and field quality are most essential.
The Goal of Ice and Fire Kennels is to work at maximizing each of these elements.