It was only two years ago that a German short-haired pointer won best of show at Westminster. Everyone that watched Carlee charm the judges were certainly charmed themselves. Everyone was a little GSP crazy! However, Carlee was as well trained as any Olympic athlete and made the breed look like the perfect house dog. GSP lovers will all tell you that this high energy breed needs a lot of run time!
I just read a hysterical poem that explains the charming but over-top-energy of a German short-haired pointer by Marie Kemp in Cheshire, England. To read Marie's poem click here!Marie writes
"He goes crazy when we come in from work.
He goes crazy when he discovers that not all food belongs to him.
He goes crazy when we mention WALK
Seeing the lead makes him go crazy
If we give our other dog, Judy too much attention-he goes crazy.
If the cats sit on my knee, he is crazy enough to think that he can too!
When he was a pup he would go crazy if we left him in his pen.
When he was 9 months old we left him and he went crazy and he ripped up our couch
He is afraid of the ironing board and runs like crazy through the house to escape it.
He is mad, but we love him like crazy!"
What a funny testament to the adorable craziness of the German short-haired pointer! They are wonderful dogs, but certainly not for everyone! Make sure you do your homework when choosing a purebred dog. Look for the breed that best fits your lifestyle. If your couch potato, it may be best to admire high energy sporting breeds on television at Westminster and share your sofa with a mellower friend.
Until next time...
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