The GSPA was formed in 1972 by a group of breed enthusiasts who wished to preserve the GSP’s status as an all round gundog.
The breed was first introduced into the UK by returning servicemen towards the end of WWll. Many of whom had chance to see the breed working in Germany and being impressed with the capabilities of the GSP (Deutsche Kurzhaar) decided to introduce the breed to this country.
As numbers and interest in the breed increased so did the need to formalise its place in the UK.
A club for GSP’s was formed early in the 1950’s by interested owners and as numbers and interest in GSP’s increased the GSPA was formed in 1972.
In 2010, 1410 GSP’s were registered with The Kennel Club ( there may of course be GSP’s that are not registered).