Portuguese Pointer – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Sporting Dogs
Height:
20 to 22 inches
Weight:
35 to 59 pounds
Life Span:
12 to 14 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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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.