- Dog Breed Group
- Sporting Dogs
- Origin of Breed
- England, hunting dog.
- Life Expectancy
- 12 - 14 Years
- Lemon and white, orange and white, liver and white, black and white; self (pure) colors and tricolors.
- Short, dense and smooth.
- Exercise Needs
- Rigorous exercise is mandatory as confinement may result in hyperactivity.
- The Pointer is responsive, lively and independent. He is also high strung and task-oriented.
- Good with Children
- Good with children. Will accept other animals.
- Grooming Needs
- Minimal grooming which should consist of a quick rub with a rough cloth a few times a week.
- Average Size - Male (in)
- 25 - 28
- Average Size - Female (in)
- 23 - 26
- Average Weight - Male (lbs)
- 55 - 75
- Average Weight - Female (lbs)
- 45 - 65
- Health Issues
- Elbow and hip dysplasia, PRA, epilepsy.v
- Living Conditions
- Not designed for apartment life or a first dog as he has tremendous energy which must be directed into some task. He is suited f
The Pointer is bred primarily for sport and is a true wide-range hunter. He gives the impression of compact power and agile grace. His movement should show him to be a wide-awake, hard-driving hunting dog possessing stamina, courage and the desire to go. There is no exact record of where the first Pointers came from, some say Spain and Portugal, other say eastern Europe and England. What is agreed upon is that he was crossed with the old Spanish Pointer and a lighter-boned variety of Foxhound.
The name 'Pointer' suggests its stance when in the presence of game.
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