Let's get one thing straight: German Shorthaired Pointerpoodles need lots, and we mean lots, of activity to stay happy. These energetic puppers are a cross between two very bouncy breeds — the German Shorthaired Pointer and the Poodle — but we have a feeling you already got that from the hybrid's super creative name.
All jokes aside, though, these uber German pooches are gaining in popularity due to both their interesting looks and their superior intelligence. To keep your Pointerpoo mentally and physically sound, we suggest partaking in some of the activities below. And trust us — you'll be looking for as many outings as you can handle with these pups!
When you live with a German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle, normal hiking just won't do. Amp up your excursions by taking on trail running — the extreme way to get into nature!
The activity is exactly what it sounds like — you run on a trail. Be prepared to sweat buckets and take a few tumbles, but most folks who begin this kind of exercise find it strangely addictive.
Better yet, you'll be amazed when you witness how your four-legged friend manages to strategically place all of their feet over the varied terrain, and at speeds that leave you dizzy!
The two things that a GSPP loves to do the most are swimming (blame those puddle dog roots) and retrieving. Water retrieval blends both of these activities to provide your poochie with the most rewarding game you can conjure.
An aquatic spin on traditional fetch, water retrieval requires access to a spacious waterfront or shoreline for maximum running room — unless, of course, you happen to have a woofer that loves jumping into the deep!
Thankfully, out of many of the activities you can take on with your barking little ball of energy, this one only requires you to have a good throwing arm (and a towel for the backseat of your car on the way home!).
Tap into your puddle pointer's tracking instinct by staging a pretend hunt! It's best to play this game in a wide-open park or meadow to give your canine an authentic experience that will make them feel like their ancestors of old.
Your German Shorthair Pointerpoodle's nose will begin to twitch as soon as they are out in the grass. Their reward will be a super fun dog stuffy, which will keep them even more occupied!
This one does take some set-up time, but with a little bit of help, you can plan an activity that is tailor-made for your woofer.
Hopefully, this foray into the psyche of the German Shorthaired Pointerpoodle has given you some inspiration for coming up with fun things for the two of you to do. A good motto to live by when dealing with the more rambunctious breeds is, "a tired dog is a happy dog."
Get your fur-kid out for activities each and every day, and you'll find that life with them becomes a breeze. Not to mention, clocking exercise time with your GSPP will likely have you in the best shape of your life!