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 affectionate 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 they 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.

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If you have a GSP or maybe thinking about getting a GSP, one thing is for sure, you will need to be finding toys that this wonderful breed can have that last longer than 5 minutes before its destroyed. It’s not that they are aggressive, because they are not. However, they are determined and full of drive.

Once they get a toy, they are driven to use it, and if you get a cheap toy, it will be gone and most likely swallowed before you know it. Due to this, we have gone to the moon and back finding the best toys for a GSP that last, and so far, these are the ones that work best:

  1. BullyMake: A series of Chew Toys for Power Chewers. These are tough toys for tough chewers!
  2. Tough Dog: A brand thats marketed as “Indestructible Durable Dog Toys” and they live up to their name!
  3. VANFINE Dog Squeaky Toys: Marketed as “Almost Indestructible” Tough Durable Dog Toys, we have found these to stand the test of time!
  4. Snoozer Luxury Cove Cave Dog Bed is the BEST for GSP’s. Because they love to snuggle so much, having a dog bed that they can snuggle into works great for a GSP. They love being covered up and feeling cozy in their bed!


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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