German Shorthaired Pointers


The mission statement for this group has always been: "For anyone with a love for German Shorthaired Pointers, including breeders, owners, hunters or admirers with a desire to PRESERVE the breed." That means that the focus is on discussion - whether it is about learning about the breed, the history, what the breed excels at, dealing with behavioral problems, training issues or health questions, and other related breed topics. There is no real place that allows for open discussion of the breed that can reach so many people with a wide variety of experiences.

The page admins are: Christine Zucker Swanger, Ann Spiegel, Sierra Milton and Jocelyn Everest Bellefeuille. If you don't like our rules, please leave - we are not a democracy and majority does not rule.

If at any time, a post gives the appearance of a personal attack against another member, the member will be deleted.

All pictures are copyrighted to the poster - DO NOT share without their permission.

Photos AND Videos (which are moving 'photos') may be posted on FOTO FRIDAY ONLY. If a Wednesday main discussion permits photos, it will be noted in the topic by an admin. If a member feels that a photo is necessary (as in describing a rash, etc.), please pm one of the admins for permission before posting. Repeat offenders will be deleted. EDIT: Hunting photos (and by that we mean photos which are actual hunting and not standing watching bugs, tweeties, squirrels or 'after hunting') will be allowed on all days.

Due to problems seen in the past, you must not block any of the admins. If you are found to be doing so, you will be removed from this group.

Any member that wishes to post regarding puppies for sale, upcoming litters, and stud dogs must be approved to post by an admin. This includes posting pictures of litters or x-rays of upcoming litters. Any post that an admin feels circumvents these rules will be deleted. Please message one of the admins with the following information: health clearances including OFA hips, OFA cardia, CERF, and CD, registered names of both the sire and dam. Any post that is made prior to admin approval will be immediately deleted. Repeat offenders will be removed from the group.

Please PM any kennel and trainer recommendations as it is not possible for the admins to ensure that breeders/kennels/trainers being recommended are meeting the groups requirements regarding health testing.

Please check the files section at the top of the page - there is a list of OFFICIAL THREADS - please go here first if you have a common question. We only want one thread on certain subjects!!!

PLEASE NOTE - TOT photos should all be put into the main TOT thread. Others will be removed.

Anyone that spams the group with items for sale (unless they benefit a rescue) will automatically removed from the group.