"The All Purpose Gundog... Hunt Point Retrieve"
Originally bred in Germany, the GSP was developed to carry out the work of at least three specialised Gundog breeds. The GSP comes under the KENNEL CLUB classification of HUNT, POINT and RETRIEVE breeds. (HPR)
The GSP unlike other breeds remains true to its beginnings. Other Gundog types, i.e.; the English Springer Spaniel or the Labrador have a noticeable division within each breed. A Labrador bred purely for the show ring is barely recognizable as the same breed when compared for one bred for the field. Most show dogs will lack the drive and initiative to do a full days working the field and a work bred dog will probably not fit the recommended standard to compete in the show ring.