The German Shorthaired Pointers, also known as GSP, are affectionate, bold, intelligent and boisterous. They make great family pets and are excellent hunting dogs. They are highly intelligent and affectionate. They are known for being needy for attention. They are a bundle of energy and need lots of physical activity. Before owning a German Shorthaired Pointer, read up as much as possible on the breed. Own a German Shorthaired Pointer and you will never want any other breed.