Pointer – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Sporting Dogs
Height:
1 foot, 11 inches to 2 feet, 4 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
45 to 75 pounds
Life Span:
12 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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Pointer or often called the English Pointer is a medium-sized dog of high energy developed in England. This was the very first breed to be used for hunting.

Pointer is a great gundog and one of the finest breeds of its type.

Dog fanciers assume that this breed is related to Old Spanish Pointer that was brought to England from Spain at the beginning of the 18th century.

The Pointer takes his name from ‘pointing’ at the hidden game as a signal to the hunter that there is something that might be of his interest.

This dog of 28 inches and 75 pounds is capable of great speed and agility. Their coat comes in several colors, solid or in patterns.

Females are slightly smaller in size but can come in identical colors and patterns like males. Grooming and brushing this dog is easy and fast, as Pointers require minimal maintenance.

Weekly brushing with a bristle brush is enough to help you remove the dirt and keep the coat healthy.

As an athletic dog, this breed will need a fair amount of exercise, and this is something that you should be considered when getting a dog.

If more than 30 minutes a day outside is too much for you to invest, then you should think about getting a dog with low exercise needs.