WHISPERFIELD KENNEL is located in St Marys, Ontario and has been registered with the Canadian Kennel Club since 1985.
We have owned dogs for over 40 years and now it would be difficult to comprehend a life without them.
Our small breeding program has produced a large number of titled dogs:
All of our dogs are part of our family and live in our home, not a kennel/garage/barn. For this reason, we try to limit the dogs living with us to a maximum of 4 or 5. We believe that having any more, will limit the individual time and love that each of our Shorthairs deserve. And for this reason, we occasionally look for Foster Homes for our dogs, or Loving Homes for our retired dogs, where they will get all the attention deserved of them.
All of our Litters are born and raised in our home until they leave at 8 weeks of age.
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Please read our thoughts below on owning a German Shorthaired Pointer, and if it may or may not be the right breed for you.
The German Shorthaired Pointer, unlike other breeds, remain true to its beginnings. Most show dogs will lack the drive and initiative to do a full days work in the field. This is not the case with the GSP. Whether bred for show or fieldwork it can and does compete in both activities successfully. Dogs that are not only FIELD TRIAL CHAMPIONS but also SHOW CHAMPIONS, are rarity in many other Gundog Breeds.
The GSP is a highly intelligent breed, but slow to mature, with a strong instinct to hunt. The GSP does need an above average amount of exercise each day, and a certain amount of free supervised running is necessary on a regular basis. Mental Stimulation is most important.
The GSP is bred to work, ideally in a hunting environment. But there are many other ways to give him the mental stimulation he craves. Ex: obedience, agility, field trials, hunting/field tests, gundog training. If none of these appeal to you, swimming, a ball or a favorite toy will do... the sky is the limit. A bored GSP can be very trying and destructive.
So how do you keep your GSP happy... He needs to know his place within the family unit and who is the boss. The breed is not only physically strong but can be obstinate and will take advantage of any suitable situation if allowed. He must be taught right from wrong at an early age. Your young GSP will thrive on constant supervision, stimulation, companionship, and socialization. If you cannot, or do not have this valuable time to spend with your GSP, then perhaps a Shorthair is not the correct breed for you.
A GSP is not aggressive by nature. One of their most endearing traits is their love of people, and prefer to live as one of the family. They are remarkable for their companionship traits and do not thrive away from people. They can be aloof to strangers but are extremely loving and loyal to their family and friends.
With an average life expectancy of 13-15 years , the German Shorthaired Pointer, is obviously a long term commitment. But a properly reared German Shorthaired Pointer is one of the greatest joys in life!