German Shorthaired Pointer Questions

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German Shorthaired Pointer Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 11/7/2005
I have a GSP with exceptionally long legs. He's climbed over a chain link so are putting in solid wood fence. How high can GSP's jump?

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11/13/05 I would put in at least a 6 foot fence. I have seen them climb chain link fencing I have all my pens covered with the green plastic roofing it protects the dogs from coming out it protects the dogs from anything coming into them. Gives them shade from the sun and protects them from the elements. Cathy
Cady Falls German Shorthair Pointers
1/25/06 Something else to consider... Climbing fences can be extremely dangerous behavior for your dog due to the potential for injury after the escape. Regardless of the height of your fence, I would suggest that you run a strand of electric wire about the height of where your dog would put his/her paws (generally 4 feet). A couple of interactions with the fence should deter your dog from ever jumping up on the fence again. It will save both of you potential injury and loss. Michael
Ovation German Shorthair Pointers
3/23/06 I would agree with Mike. I have a kennel and have customer dogs at all times. I use a hot wire on top and bottom. Keeps them from junmping and digging. I have only had one dog jump that wire in the last 3 years. Its very effective and safe for your dog if you live near roads or highways. Carl
Hunting Dog