We’re a year-around operation, and through training, guiding, and wild bird hunting, we fully evaluate our dogs before choosing special candidates for our extremely selective breeding program. Only proven dogs are used. They’re foot hunting dogs that adjust their range depending on cover. Pups are fully guaranteed and make excellent companions. German Shorthair pups do well with families that exhibit pack leadership, discipline, obedience and plenty of exercise. Let us know what you are looking for in a dog. We will do our best to match you with the litter that is right for your family and your hunting needs. If we can help in any way, please email us at email@example.com and let us know what traits you are looking for in a dog.
We've bred the most complete hunting lines that we've been able to find for over the years.
Great hunters step forward with the genetics that continually generate music.
From the overall photo, we look at dogs to assess them. Our main concern is to get the job done and to find birds. Our gsp are working dogs and, in all circumstances, they need to find birds. They have to heal and do it well.
Often, to make perfect family friends, we breed our german shorthaired pointer. We look for personalities that are calm, affectionate, making it easier for them to fit in with a family "pack" that may include small children. We position many of our dogs with healthy, outdoor-loving families. Our german shorthaired pointer for sale do well with strong, consistent pack leadership, obedience and plenty of exercise, just like any other dog, but particularly true for dogs with high prey drive.
We guided for many years in MA. Our dogs did well in MA, but, the weather is hot and dry. Imagine 85 degrees, a 30 mile an hour wind and dryness due to no rain for three months. Those are some tough hunting conditions! More ideal hunting conditions include warming temperatures and high in moisture. When temps are cooling scent is pushed down on the ground. When it warms, water is evaporating and carrying scent particles with it. The drier something is, the harder it is to smell anything on it. There’s also Kline grass in MA, which swallows up the birds’ scent. It takes a big nose and a lot of retrieving desire to be successful. When our best dog went out to retrieve, he has a versatile design that can track, smell and dig a bird out of that stuff. This ability is something we see more in NAVDHA dogs. But, the NAVDHA dogs don’t seem to be as heat tolerant so we like to add in some more heat tolerant dogs, utilizing some field trial lines.
Dogs have different types of noses and each breed smells differently. Tracking noses can smell on the ground amazingly well, like bloodhounds. GSPs were originally crossed with a bloodhound and a Spanish pointer. Hunters wanted a dog that could track hogs, deer and small game. In Germany, it is illegal to hunt deer unless you have a dog lined up to track the scent. They don’t want to lose animals without recovery. In most U.S. states it is illegal to use a dog hunting deer.
A GSP that runs with a high head is air scenting. If a GSP for sale has a big nose and can smell good they will usually keep their head up. A beagle will have its head up when it’s there’s good scent and will have its head down when its poor scenting conditions so they can find any scent particle. English pointers have a fine nose and have been tested as the best nose in the business. If you watch a pointer they run with their head up and they drink in the scent. They can pick up small amounts of scent 100 yards off or even further. A lot of our german shorthaired pointer will track a bird through the air and will be able to track a flown bird and bring the hunter to the bird.
There are some dual type of dogs, which are field dogs and show dogs. You can’t really win an AKC show with a field dog, according to the breed standard, but these dogs are specialized to be bird machines. If you take show dogs that were bred only for conformation and you go to a field trial with them they will likely not do well. They will get tired faster because they weren’t designed for stamina. GSPs bred for conformation are typically bigger, have heavier bone, bigger heads and “hound-ier” heads.
We want our dogs to have a well-rounded conformational background with sound structure, but also built to hunt for long periods. Flaws in conformation are selected out of the breeding program.
JPOINTERS breeds GSP that can get the job done in the field as well as fit in with the family when they are not hunting. With that said, the traits that most families look for in a dog need to be developed by each family member. A puppy will not know that they aren’t supposed to bite your pants or jump on the kids unless you show them pack leadership and teach them right from wrong. A family with children should practice consistent discipline and obedience to ensure the calm house dog manners are developed. All dogs will vary in their energy levels, but every one of them will need plenty of exercise to suit their needs.
We typically have a 3 - 6 month waiting list.
JPOINTERS is responsible for selecting your puppy with your input. Once a deposit has been placed we will contact you and collect information from you via electronic survey. Your answers will be used to match you to the right litter first and then the right pup in that litter.
We aim for most of our pups to be born in the spring or summer. Once puppies are born we review our waiting list and start contacting potential matches starting with the earliest waiter. The more specific your requests (i.e. parents, color, etc.) the longer it may take to find the best match.
While waiting we recommend reviewing information in our Learning Center so you can start developing your hunting partner right away.
We email you about getting placed on a specific litter. This process is like a big puzzle, with ever-changing pieces so your patience is appreciated. We select compatibility to a litter by looking at your requests and match them to the right parents. Finalization of specific puppy choices are not made until later (~10 weeks, or on pick up day).
We typically schedule a litter for “Pick Up Day” the Saturday (usually at 10am) after they turn 10 weeks of age. Individual puppy selections are made in the order of waiter placed. We answer questions, provide training knowledge and transition the pup to your care. Your purchase price is due in full.