The German Shorthaired Pointer, or GSP, is an excellent hunting dog. But what makes this breed so unique? And can you tell if your GSP is pregnant? Let’s find out!
How can you tell if a German Shorthaired Pointer is pregnant?
You can tell if your GSP is pregnant by looking for the following signs:
- They may have an increased appetite.
- They may be more sluggish than usual. This is because they carry extra weight around with them and don’t have much energy left to play around!
- The nipples will become swollen and sore.
- They become restless and anxious. They may also be more affectionate than usual. This is because they feel protective of their puppies inside them.
How long are German Shorthaired Pointers pregnant for?
German Shorthaired pointers typically give birth after an average of 63 days, but the length of gestation does vary between dogs. The average gestation length for a German shorthaired pointer is 63 days, which is in line with the typical range (60 to 68 days).
Pups are born blind and deaf, but they can feel their mother’s warmth and smell her milk-filled breasts as soon as they start suckling on them. This allows pups to learn how important it is to feed quickly and efficiently if they want more food!
Puppies grow fast in their first two months; they gain weight rapidly because they feed on breast milk or formula every two hours! When feeding time comes around again, all that puppy has to do is wake up—it doesn’t even have to get out from under its blanket yet!
How many puppies do German Shorthaired Pointers have in a litter?
The average litter size of German shorthaired pointers is between 8 and 12 puppies. However, these dogs can have eight or even 12 puppies in a litter. The average weight of a newborn German shorthaired pointer puppy is 2.2 lbs., but the breed can vary in size depending on its parents’ ancestry, with more prominent parents producing larger offspring and vice versa.