German Shorthaired Pointer
Prized for its hunting ability and high intelligence, the German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) is a versatile hunter that can trail, retrieve, and point many different types of game, including pheasant, waterfowl, and raccoons. “Their water-repellant coat allows them to work just as well in water as they do on land,” says DiNardo. “The GSP continues to be an all-purpose gun dog today.”
Additionally their short coats make it easier to find parasites after being out in the field, but it may make them slightly less desirable for hunting in very cold conditions, says Dr. Judy Morgan, a holistic veterinarian and book author.