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Outback GSP is a small family oriented breeder located in southern Texas. We take breeding dogs very seriously and only raise purebred, North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) registered German Shorthaired Pointers. We are home to some of the finest pedigreed German Shorthaired Pointers in the world and we plan to continue raising the best. We only select potential breeding stock from the best show and working lines in the world, including International bloodlines out of Germany and Romania.
HEALTH & FIELD TESTED GSP DOGS
Our Pointers are health tested and clear from hereditary diseases that would be passed on to any and all offspring. While we do not breed our dogs often, we do not breed any dogs that have not passed their health testing and have been proven to perform the tasks the GSP was bred for. Of the available GSP puppies after we have chosen, none will be available with breeding rights until the pup is of ethical age and has been tested in Natural Ability testing, and is OFA or PennHIP clear for Hips & elbows. Some of the heath testing that is performed here includes (but is not limited to): Cone Degeneration, Degenerative Myelopathy, Hyperuricosuria, Type 2B von Willebrand Disease, and OFA testing. While some of these genetic health issues can be seen in any breed, the German Shorthaired Pointer may be at a higher risk for some diseases and conditions. This is why it is extremely important that when adding a GSP puppy to your home, please choose a puppy from a breeder who health tests their working stock.
THE WORKING GSP IS OUR GOAL
The origins of the German Shorthair Pointer began in the 1700’s with selective breeding of dogs with specific working traits and natural abilities. German Hunters created what was described as “a staunchly pointing bird dog; a keen-nosed night trailer; a proven duck dog; a natural retriever on land or water, with pleasing conformation and markings, and great powers of endurance; and an intelligent family watchdog and companion.” Needless-to-say, Outback GSP strives to preserve those traits and abilities by allowing our dogs to perform and excel at the tasks the GSP was created to perform. We believe only dogs who are both health tested and clear for genetic/hereditary illnesses and has been tested/proven to perform as the working dog and companion that the German Shorthaired Pointer was to be.
GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER PUPPIES FOR SALE IN TEXAS
Outback GSP has a strong reputation for breeding and selling world class GSP’s. Our focus is to breed for Excellence. Excellent Temperament, Intelligence, Conformation, Drive, Balance, and Natural Desire to Hunt with Style are just some of the specific areas we focus on with our breeding program.
Our mission is not only to adhere to the breed standard, but improve it and to produce beautiful sound and mind GSP’s that people would be proud to own. Please browse our website to learn more about What we do and more about our dogs and kennel. We warmly welcome you to call or email us with any questions you may have! Take care and God Bless!
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GSP PUPPIES WORKED AND SOCIALIZED
Why Us? We have some of the finest pedigrees you can find in a GSP and we take our breeding program very seriously. Our aim is to improve the breed and produce happy, healthy, sound dogs that families, and especially hunters, would be proud to own and love. Our puppies are appropriate for both pet and working homes (or both).
Outback GSP Kennel Facilities are top of the line and we do all we can to ensure the comfort and health of our dogs. Our New Whelping house is climate controlled year round, with air conditioning and heat. Inside are two whelping boxes, with doggie doors leading to outside kennel runs. We are extremely germ conscious, and our puppies feet DO NOT touch the ground until after their first and second puppy shots. Our sires and dams live in pens, that are covered with a roof to shelter them from the heat of the sun, the rain or storms, as well as any other type of weather than might otherwise stress their systems. Installed along our dog runs is an automatic sprinkler system that puts cool mists on the dogs during the summer. Our dog runs are cleaned and sanitized twice daily, once again with an emphasis on cleanliness and sanitation.
My passion and love for dogs developed at a young age. Growing up in the South Texas Brush Country provided a lot of opportunities for a young boy to hunt and chase dogs thru the woods. My Grandfather and Dad were hounds men and had a reputation for raising and training quality hunting hounds. Growing up around dogs has taught me many life lessons that I still carry with me today.
I always knew I wanted to own a kennel of hunting dogs. In 2008 that dream became reality. I was introduced to my first GSP and the rest is history. I quickly learned how versatile the GSP breed is. A dog that can hunt fur and feather and be a loyal family companion. After researching different bloodlines and pedigrees I selected my breeding stock for my kennel. I chose Hege-Haus and Pottmes bloodlines which are known to produce world class German Shorthaired Pointers. These lines are outstanding in the field and produce a true versatile hunting dog.
My goal is to produce quality not quantity. I actively train and test my dogs in the Navhda Testing System to see exactly how my dogs and offspring perform in field and water. I will continue to use these tests to evaluate strengths and weaknesses in my program and build upon that. I look forward to see what the future holds for my small kennel.
THE GSP BREED
A versatile hunter and all-purpose gun dog, the German Shorthaired Pointer possesses keen scenting power and high intelligence. The breed is proficient with many different types of game and sport, including trailing, retrieving, and pointing pheasant, quail, grouse, waterfowl, raccoons, possum, and even deer. A medium-sized breed, he has an aristocratic bearing and can be solid liver or liver and white in color.
The origin of the German Shorthaired Pointer is not clear, but the source of the breed seems to have been the German Bird Dog, related to the old Spanish Pointer, and various crossings with local German scent hounds and track and trail dogs. When the Germans introduced the English Pointers to lend elegance to the German Shorthaired Pointer prototype, the result was a utility dog that combined sporting virtue with clean lines, good looks and sound temperament.
Male GSPs stand between 23 and 25 inches at the shoulder and can weigh anywhere from 55 to 70 pounds; females are smaller in height and weight. The coat is solid liver (a reddish brown), or liver and white in distinctive patterns. Built to work long, hard days in the field or at the lake, GSPs are known for power, speed, agility, and endurance. The overall look is often described as “noble” and “aristocratic.”
German hunters spent generations crossing various breeds until they perfected this versatile gun-dog sometime in the 1800s. They were so successful that, to this day, GSPs are among the top-winning breeds in competitive hunting events. Famous for their beautiful movement and great scenting ability, GSPs are used to hunt all kinds of game. And with their water-repellent coat, they work as well in water as on land. No wonder GSP lovers call their dog the “perfect pointer.”
GSPs make happy, trainable pets who become firmly attached to their family, especially kids, and want always to be at the center of things. Their dark brown eyes shine with enthusiasm and friendliness. GSPs are always up for physical activity like running, swimming, organized dog sports—in fact, anything that will burn some of their boundless energy while spending outdoors time with a human buddy. This eager breed does best with regular exercise, positive training, and lots of love.