Do German Shorthaired Pointers Like to Cuddle?

Do German shorthaired pointers like to cuddle? It’s a simple question but one that most perspective GSP owners probably have.

Let’s tackle that question now!

German short-haired pointers are known for being loyal, gentle and social with their families but when it comes to the cold and hard facts of cuddling, most GSP owners don’t know where to start looking for answers. Should you go by instinct or statistics?

Affection is a word that can be portrayed in different ways in relationships. Not all relationships are the same, and how they display affection can differ. But, what about the companionship of dogs?

Do German Shorthair Pointers show affection to other dogs, or even to their owners?

Do German Shorthair Pointers Show Affection To Other Dogs?

German Shorthair Pointers (GSP’s) are a fun breed. Not only are they kind-hearted and curious, they are also very affectionate.

I’m talking affectionately to the point that they have been referred to as a “Velcro” dog breed. Just like the Velcro you are picturing, these dogs like to be close….not only to you but other dogs (that they are comfortable with).

GSP’s are cautious of other dogs initially, but once they realize there is no danger, they are ALL IN!

When a GSP goes ALL-IN, that means playing, running, barking, wrestling and just living their best life.

Once the craziness dies down and the GSP and their new dog friend have settled down and decided its time to nap, thats when you realize, a GSP MUST be cuddling at all times!

They will nestle up to their new dog friend and even any other dog in your house.

I have a GSP and a very old Jack Russel Terrier mix.

My GSP has given up playing with his elderly roommate, but one thin g is for sure, he will still cuddle with him or any other dog he sees.

Do German Shorthair Pointers Like To Cuddle?

Bottom Line: YES! German Shorthair Pointers LOVE to cuddle. Due to their loyal nature, a GSP and a “king of the cuddles”. They want your affection, your trust and they want to display this at all times.

Whether it’s sniffing out a pheasant on a hunt or chasing a tennis ball for 5 hours straight, they want to please you and be right by your side.

At first you may be thinking “great! I want a cuddly dog breed” and yes, you will get one with a GSP.

However, don’t be surprised if that same cuddly dog is waking you up at 2am because they are slipping under the blanket next to you.

Or maybe you’re on a phone call and your GSP decides to cuddle up in your lap and paw at your phone to get some pets….They don’t care about your business, they ONLY care about cuddles, food, and running.

GSP Items We Love

More info:

Carhartt Tradesman Leash: Every dog owner needs a good leash, and all leashes are NOT treated the same.

This Carhartt dog leash is very well made, and is durable enough to deal with a GSP’s strength (yes, pulling too). I’ve had cheap leashes in the past, they aren’t worth it, grab this instead.

Furhaven orthopedic and Memory Foam Bed: If you have a GSP, you know, they LOVE to lay around, cuddle and sleep (when they aren’t running circles around the living room and yard.

This dog bed is so great because GSP’s love to rest their head on “pillows” just like humans and this dog bed has a built-in “pillow” perimeter that my dog uses every day as a pillow. Hank loves this bed.

SportDOG Brand 425X Remote Trainer: You know what sucks more than having your GSP run around the neighborhood or after a rabbit at your local park? Not having the ability to stop your GSP and recall them in an instant.

With the Sport Dog 425x, you have complete control for up to 500 yards (yes, 5 football fields end-to-end). Its battery lasts a LONG time, it’s sleek, lightweight and your pup won’t ever be out of your control with it on.

WEST PAW Zogoflex Qwizl Dog Puzzle Treat Toy: Our GSP’s love to play, even when we may not have the energy to entertain them ourselves. Maybe it’s work, maybe it’s the end of a long day, who knows.

But, all you need to do is give this Kong to your GSP and they will entertain themselves for quite a while, while you finally get some rest. Hank has had this for years now and it’s still kickin!

GSP German Shorthaired Pointer Hat: Represent your GSP pride with this great trucker, snapback style German Shorthaired Pointer ball cap. It’s got a modern look but also shows others your favorite dog breed.

The best part? The glances and smiles from those who also have a GSP, it’s always a conversation starter!

Kurgo Baxter Backpack for Dogs, Saddlebag Back Pack Harness: I don’t know about you, but my GSP loves to adventure with us out here in Colorado. That means hiking, mountain biking, and camping all year.

Our GSP sees this saddle bag break out and he can’t stop wiggling his butt knowing where are headed outdoors.

Toss in the car keys, a snack bar and some kibble, you are on your way to outdoor fun with your pup!

URPOWER Dog Seat Cover Car Seat Cover: Ok, this is last but it is the MOST beneficial item you will get. Don’t, believe me, Take a road trip with your GSP in the back seat. Once you arrive, you will have GSP shedding hair all over your back sweat.

This slick hammock-style seat cover creates a waterproof barrier between your lovely truck’s interior and your GSP’s shedding hair.

Hunting and having a wet GSP? No Problem! Did your GSP decide to chase a goose into the lake? No big deal! This seat cover is a lifesaver.


Yes, German Shorthaired Pointers as a whole, love to cuddle! From snuggling up to watch a movie to resting their head on your lap for no reason at all, this breed DEFINITELY loves to cuddle.


An Owner and a huge fan of GSP's! I have owned my GSP for 7 years now and learned so many things along the way to share with you all about German Shorthaired Pointers!

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