Pointer Puppies & Breed Information

Pointer

Breed Characteristics


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Breed Information



Breed Group: Sporting

Weight: Male: 55-75; Female: 45-65 lbs

Height: Male: 25-28; Female: 23-26 inches

Color(s): liver, lemon, black, orange, either solid or mixed with white

Overview

This breed is very active and full of energy making him ideal for an owner that loves the outdoors. Very affectionate and intelligent, the Pointer makes an excellent hunting companion. Hunting instincts are usually always present in this breed.

Character

Friendly and energetic, this breed can also become very timid if not properly socialized at a young age. The Pointer can also prove difficult to train. As this breed has hunting instincts, it is not recommended for homes with small and passive animals.

Temperament

A very even-tempered and alert dog that generally loves to be around people. This dog makes a wonderful companion, but is not recommended for the average home. The Pointer does best in a field environment, but will also do well in a regular home providing he has an experienced handler and sufficient exercise.

Care

Firm bristle brushing occasionally will suffice for this very easy to groom breed. The Pointer generally only needs to be bathed once every six months as they are fairly clean. Average shedding, a wipe with a dry towel or a rubber brush will remove much of the loose hair.

Coat

The Pointer has a very short coat, which makes grooming a breeze. The coat should remain short, dense and smooth. The coat should also have a shiny appearance.

Training

The Pointer has a short attention span and should always have variety. Can be very willful and easily distracted so firm training is a must. Obedience classes at an early age are recommended.

Activity

The Pointer does best in a field environment and loves the outdoors. A very tireless breed, this dog requires extensive exercise or he can become destructive. Acreage is best.

Ownership

Help reduce the number of dogs 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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Updated: 11/28/2014

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