Good For First-Time Owners?
Tolerates Being Alone?
Affectionate With Family?
Friendly Toward Other Dogs?
Friendly Toward Strangers?
Easy To Groom?
Prone To Obesity?
The Portuguese Pointer is a loyal sporting dog. They are extremely kind and highly intelligent.
As a highly intelligent breed, they are easy to train if you have a strong dog experience. This breed was developed as a gun dog. Also, this breed is one of the smallest pointing breeds, although they are muscular.
The Portuguese Pointer has a distinctive “square” face and drops ears. They are prey-driven and as such, they might not do the best with smaller animals, although they are family-oriented.
In a way, their look is similar to the famous Boxer. They come with sturdy bodies, a graceful gait, and an agile physique. The Portuguese Pointer has a double coat that keeps them warm in the winter.
During the summer days, they may shed more frequently and in a larger amount. This is why proper grooming tools should always be on hand.
If you are sure that the Portuguese Pointer is a breed for you, know that you should expect to pay from $1,000 to more than $5,000 for this breed.
Although this is a purebred dog, there are still many in shelters and rescue groups, so you might think about checking those places first, and then find a responsible breeder.