The German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) is not for those faint of heart or weak in spirit! The GSP is a versatile, tireless hunter of feathered and furred game, over land or water. GSPs are also used to track wounded game. They are affectionate, loving, loyal family companions and bed-warmers. GSPs can be protective of their home and their humans. They retain a puppy level of energy throughout most of their lives. GSPs love to be around people assuming it has been properly socialized. GSPs can be happy in a non-hunting home, though extra effort is needed to direct their minds and boundless energy as they become bored very easily if not kept busy. The breed is people oriented, sometimes to the point of being clingy. This behavior is not to be encouraged.