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Breed Group: Sporting
English Pointer

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Weight
Male: 55-75; Female: 44-65 lbs
Height
Male: 25-28; Female: 23-26 inches
Color(s)
Lemon, liver, orange, black; in combination with white or solid-colored.
Overview
Originating in England in 1650, the English Pointer was used to locate hare and upland birds. So named for their motionless stance they assume when they have found game, this breed continues to thrive as a popular hunting dog and companion.
Character
The English Pointer exhibits a proud and aristocratic demeanor. They possess an alert expression. English Pointer's are athletic, muscular, powerful, and are graceful and fluid in movement.
Temperament
An affectionate, loyal, and devoted breed, the English Pointer is responsive, congenial, and even-tempered. They get along with dogs and will do well with non-canine pets they have been raised with. They are good with children, although small children must be supervised. English Pointer's are reserved with strangers and will alert their family to suspicious noises and activity.
Care
Regular brushing with a firm bristle brush is recommended. Bathing should only be done when necessary. It is important to routinely check the ears and paw pads for debris. The English Pointer breed is prone to skin conditions, thyroid problems, hip dysplasia, and dwarfism.
Coat
The coat of the English Pointer is smooth, dense, and short with a natural sheen.
Training
The English Pointer is easily distracted and willful. They are, however, intelligent. Early socialization and obedience is a must. Training sessions should be short and varied. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training should be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.
Activity
The English Pointer breed is not recommended for city or apartment living. They do best in a rural setting with acreage to roam and run. The English Pointer is highly energetic and requires daily vigorous exercise. They thrive on hunting, make excellent jogging companions, and excel at Pointing Field Trials.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of English Pointer puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

2/6/2015 1:36:09 PM

2/6/2015 1:36:09 PM

How much exercise does my English Pointer puppy really require? We take her for walks, let her run free in a fenced in yard which gets her probably an hour everyday during the week, but more on the weekends. Is there anything out there for sale that she won't destroy within a few days that'll keep her occupied and not so energized?

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Anonymous

The English Pointer breed needs an average of 2 hours of hard running exercise a day. Walking on leash or running in a fenced in area is alright, but will not get her blood pumping enough to tire her out. She needs to be jogged/biked with, or taken on hikes that keep her moving constantly for 2 hours. The Pointer has amazing stamina and so that needs to be over-come with lots of exercise. Kong toys are robust and you should look into a flirt pole, they are a lot of fun and tire out a dog quite easily.
2/7/2015 3:23:51 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/27/2013 5:22:40 AM

3/27/2013 5:22:40 AM

7 month old female Pointer is she too small? Hello All, I have a general concern regarding the height of my female English Pointer mix. She measures approx 20 - 21 inches at the withers and I was wondering if people think she may be too small? I know she's mixed breed and perhaps one parent was smaller than the other but I think she's too small and I'm very frustrated because she barely eats anything and I mean she eats nothing! The food is another story but can someone kindly let me know if she's a good height for 7 months? Thank you!!

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Anonymous

For seven months and being a mix, she seems to be at an alright height. But you are entitled to be concerned as food has a lot to do with the growth of a dog. A grain-free, high quality puppy food is the best thing to feed your dog. Some brands to look at are Acana, Origjn, Taste of the Wild, Life Mates, Now and Go!
7/10/2014 4:19:15 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/13/2013 10:46:50 AM

1/13/2013 10:46:50 AM

recomended size of winter coat

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Depending on the size of your dog will depend on the winter jacket you would need to buy for your dog. All jackets that you can buy in stores and online have an outline of sizes in which you can measure your dog to see which one would be the best fit. But on average, I would say a medium to large depending on the size of your dog would work.
7/10/2014 4:20:36 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/7/2012 2:24:25 PM

12/7/2012 2:24:25 PM

how much do they cost ?

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Anonymous

The average price for an English Pointer puppy from a reputable and qualified breed is $1000.00 - $1250.00 per puppy.
7/10/2014 4:21:55 PM

Anonymous

The average cost of an English Pointer puppy from a reputable and qualified breeder is $1000.00 - $1250.00 per pup.
7/10/2014 4:22:45 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/30/2012 6:53:02 PM

9/30/2012 6:53:02 PM

We live in the city with a lemon english pointer and I walk him and we take him to the park to... We live in the city with a lemon english pointer and I walk him and we take him to the park to run...which he loves. It has been hot and the park has sand not grass..and as fast and quick turns he makes he rips his pads...is this normal and do they grow back? His pad was hanging so we cut it off so it would not catch on anything and rip...is this okay?

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Anonymous

His pad's will grow back but not if they don't have the chance. There are booties you can buy for him to wear while his pads are healing and for when he goes to play in the sand. Putting an good anti-bio-tic cream on his pads will help them heal faster as well.
7/10/2014 4:24:31 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/27/2012 8:25:08 AM

9/27/2012 8:25:08 AM

IS MY 6 MONTH OLD POINTER ABLE TO MATE

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Anonymous

No, your dog is WAY too young. Unless you are a reputable breeder or are under the study of one, you shouldn't be breeding. Breeding dogs is very dangerous for the dam, sire and the puppies. Unless your dog is of impeccable breeding, has passed all temperament and health checks and has titles in confirmation and/or has shown he/she is capable of doing what the breed was made for, the dog should be spayed/neutered.
7/10/2014 4:25:01 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/19/2012 8:15:54 PM

3/19/2012 8:15:54 PM

I have a 9 yr old female english pointer. Today I have noticed her coat being very oily and... I have a 9 yr old female english pointer. Today I have noticed her coat being very oily and having what seems like drandruff on ger coat-help????

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Anonymous

Just like people, dogs can get dry and/or oily skin. It may mean that she may need a bath or it could mean that you need to change her food. If she hasn't had a bath in a while, you can use Head and Shoulder's shampoo that is made for humans. It works great for dogs with dry/itchy skin and/or oily skin.
7/10/2014 4:27:14 PM

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1/4/2012 4:18:55 PM

1/4/2012 4:18:55 PM

I have a male English Pointer pup and he likes chewing on my clothes and he constantly bites my... I have a male English Pointer pup and he likes chewing on my clothes and he constantly bites my pants. Does anyone has anything that could help me ?

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Anonymous

Contact your local positive reinforcement trainer. They can help you with this simple behavioral problem.
7/10/2014 4:31:22 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/30/2011 3:55:38 PM

7/30/2011 3:55:38 PM

Hello, I have 7 month old female english pointer and her height is 86.4 inch (34 cm). I want to... Hello, I have 7 month old female english pointer and her height is 86.4 inch (34 cm). I want to know is it normal or not ? And frankly speaking I don't know how tall she will be? Thank you.

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Anonymous

The average height for the female English Pointer at the shoulders is 61 – 66 cm/24 - 26 inches.
7/10/2014 4:34:29 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/28/2011 2:38:13 PM

7/28/2011 2:38:13 PM

I have a English Pointer who is 9 years old never had a problem with her until know she is... I have a English Pointer who is 9 years old never had a problem with her until know she is licking and scratching like crazy the vet said its a food allergy I have always feed her a high quality dog food but can someone tell me what I should try. I have her on taste of wild dog food right know.

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Anonymous

I had a similar problem with my 9 year old pointer. The vet also thought it was a food allergy so I tried eliminating different foods (from my research it seems like corn or other grain is the most common allergy). The grain free food he liked best was Natural Balance limited ingredient diet foods - his favorite was duck and potato. It turns out his allergies are environmental, and can't really be eliminated so we have to live with it. Good luck! :)
12/28/2011 10:38:24 PM

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6/30/2011 11:54:01 PM

6/30/2011 11:54:01 PM

I have a huge problem with my two english pointers. I live in a farm and they often run away... I have a huge problem with my two english pointers. I live in a farm and they often run away from 2-8 days. They killed a lamb recently. I only had one pointer and it never ran away, I bought another pointer puppy and when he grew up they began escaping. I dont know what to do. They come back from 2-4 days for food and shelter and they leave again. PLEASE HELP

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Anonymous

An underground electric fence might be your answer. They work great but do require training on the part of both human and canine. Stick with it and in two weeks your dogs will never run off again. Either that or keep them kenneled. Sounds like they are on the fast track to get hit by a car, shot by an angry farmer or poisoned with coyote bait...
7/14/2012 4:34:38 PM

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6/10/2011 4:01:29 PM

6/10/2011 4:01:29 PM

I have a problem with my Pointer, he is very destructive. When we got him we use to let him roam... I have a problem with my Pointer, he is very destructive. When we got him we use to let him roam free and he tore everything in site up finally we had to lock him up on a running line. Is there anyway I can break him of destroying everything in his path?

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Anonymous

My Pointer would do the exact same thing and would destroy something as soon as I had my back turned. I started leaving chew toys and rawhides around for him to chew on and when he started to chew on something he wasn't supposed to, I said "no", took that thing away, and redirected him by giving him a toy or rawhide and praising him when he chewed on that instead. Now he plays with "his" toys 90% of the time, which is a huge improvement!
6/11/2011 5:23:17 PM

Anonymous

My pointer only destroys her regular dog toys. I gave her a set of big ropes tied together 5 months ago and she loves to play tug-of-war with it. When I leave her alone at home I give her some old shoes or clothing and let her sleep with them, so she does not feel left alone. There are dog toys where you can insert food so it takes them a long time to play with it and they will not destroy anything else around. You should try it works
12/31/2011 4:32:24 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/1/2011 1:24:51 PM

3/1/2011 1:24:51 PM

I am having a weight issue with my 15 month old english pointer. I used to over feed him in... I am having a weight issue with my 15 month old english pointer. I used to over feed him in hopes of getting him to put weight on but all that happened was he had more bowel movements.. 7 or 8 times a day. I am under the impression that they should have a bowel movement once or twice a day. Although he seems to be completely healthy he is just really skinny. Doesn't matter if I feed him his recommended amount of food or if I over feed him. The only thing that changes is his bowel movement.. Should I be concerned? How can I get more information on this?

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Anonymous

I have a five year old english pointer who first two years was a skelton with a skin graft and to this day is nicknamed krapper, he has been fed on gluten free kibble for at least a couple of years now. The dog has gained wieght and looks good. Bowel movements have reduced but not to once twice daily. I also leave a bowl of feed down as pointers are not genrally food orientated.
3/4/2011 4:25:31 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/12/2010 2:29:02 PM

12/12/2010 2:29:02 PM

I have all English Pointer pup, she is 11 months old. Her coat is all white, but she has these... I have all English Pointer pup, she is 11 months old. Her coat is all white, but she has these almost dry looking spots on her coat, they aren't itchy but on some of them there is no fur left? Any ideas what this is?

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Anonymous

Pointers have a very sensitive skin. If you give your dog only dry food it will increase the dryness. I put a few spoon of olive oil, cod fish oil, or sometimes a raw egg added to the food help. Mine enjoy a little milk in the morning.
12/31/2011 4:35:50 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/24/2010 4:09:46 PM

9/24/2010 4:09:46 PM

are english pointers good with family ?

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Anonymous

English Pointers are the ultimate family dog and contrary to belief the ultimate couch potato. The male dogs are extremely snuggly and generally prefer to sleep in a bed under the covers if they can get a way with it. The females want to be around you but not necessairly with you. they generaly get along well with other dogs, are not food agressive and endure small children well.
10/1/2010 12:12:25 PM

Anonymous

I have an english pointer and he is so hyper he will not sit still, he destroys everything and likes to knock over the kids any chance he gets... I have taken him to be trained worked with him but he will not change.
6/10/2011 4:03:32 PM

Anonymous

I have a female English Pointer that is 9 years old she grew up with my 11 year old and has always been great she is gentle with children. I watch my 1 year old niece and she lays on her and pulls her tail and the dog just lays there like nothing. We had a German short hair and honestly I would own 5 English Pointers over a Short Hair any day.
7/28/2011 2:41:22 PM

Anonymous

If you want to have an english pointer with small children, train them early not to jump up. They are excitable and can easily knock over small children by accident.
12/28/2011 10:30:06 PM

Anonymous

Pointers are hyper dogs, they love to run, jump and exercise. I walk twice a day with mine and let her free in the park around where I live she plays with all the dog she sees, pointers are very social with other dogs. If you have friends who have dogs let yours play with them it will take the energy away, the more the dog plays with the others the better it will be. They love to be free and trust me they are easier to train than Irish Setter, they are really willing to learn and love attention.
12/31/2011 4:42:23 PM

Anonymous

If you are not a hunter willing to invest a lot of time in training, you are in for frustration with a pointer. Pointers are hard-wired to run big, for hours on end when they're in shape, and find game. If you can't provide that, then your dog probably needs an hour of hard exercise a day to be a good companion. If you live where you can bike, try the Springer - www.springeramerica.com I have a 5-mile and 10-mile route (both flat) that we alternate on every fair-weather day. This routine helps keep both of us in shape. My dog is more than willing to lounge around the house so long as she gets her ya-yas out on a daily basis. Walking would never be enough for a pointer. I have a Brittany too and "road" them both off the bike with the Springer, in harnesses hooked together. Works for us.
7/14/2012 4:32:35 PM

Anonymous

I have a four-year-old adopted pointer-very gentle with children, allowing them to dress him up, carry him, play with his flappy cheek skin....completely gentle. He is a total couch potato when at home. I need to take him for an hour walk in the morning--required--and I like to take him for another 30 to 40 minutes in the afternoon. He runs free several times per week, but does just fine on a leash (when we travel, he is only walked on leash). He is very easy to train, but he is not as food oriented as other dogs so he needs a mix of reward and scolding to act his best. We adopted him at 1.5 years and he needed total house training. Once he understood his surroundings he was and is very obedient, well mannered, and tidy. He acts quite like a cat, sitting in a chair, watching birds and grooming himself all day.
8/20/2012 10:03:55 AM

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