Pointer

Breed Information

Breed Group: Sporting
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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.
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
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

Learn what to expect when researching the price of Pointer puppies.

How much do Pointer puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Pointer varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Pointer puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Pointers sold is $925.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Pointer with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,000 upwards to $6,800 or even more for a Pointer with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Pointers sold is $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $925.00
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $2,000.00 to $6,800.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 81 Pointer puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Pointer puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Pointers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Pointer Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 81 Pointer dogs.
  • 1. Shadow
  • 2. Gucci
  • 3. Gage
  • 4. Sassy
  • 5. Speckles
  • 6. Sparky
  • 7. Sophie
  • 8. Shotgun
  • 9. Sean
  • 10. Greeley
  • 11. Gracie
  • 12. Sadie
  • 13. Ruger
  • 14. Roscoe
  • 15. Rosco
  • 16. Remington
  • 17. Rascal
  • 18. Dot
  • 19. Dishwater
  • 20. Diesel

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Anonymous asked:
How much do Pointer puppies cost on average?

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The average price of a Pointer puppy is between $1250.00 - $1500.00. Prices all depend on the pedigree of the puppies, the amount of work the breeder has put into producing the litter and where the breeder is located.

Anonymous asked:
We are adopting a Pointer puppy on Wednesday, we have a cat also, will the puppy get along with the cat? Also, we need to know that it's safe coming from this kennel, are there any signs to look out for? The cat is our main worry.

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He needs to go to a vet within 3 days of getting him. Make sure he is approved from a vet for being in a home. If the pup is raised with the cat, then the pup should be fine. But remember to allow the cat to have as much space high above to get away from the Pointer when he/she wants too.

Anonymous asked:
Is it safe to start taking my two months old German Pointer puppy for a walk in the park when he doesn't have all his vaccinations yet?

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As long as the pup is on a leash and you don't let him eat anything off of the ground then he is fine. Remember to wash his paws after as well and to make sure he drinks water only from your home until he has the rest of his shots. If he is to interact with any other dogs, ask and make sure they are up to date on their vaccinations.

Anonymous asked:
I have a 4-month-old Pointer. He jumps on the kids a lot and they tell him "No" with a loud tone and they will push him down or away. But he will come right back and jump again. He won't do it to my wife or me. Both of us have been more aggressive or forceful. I can just call out his name, walk over to him, or snap my finger and look at him and he'll sit, lay down, or walk away. But with the kids he'll continue to jump, or bite on their shorts/shirts, even walk up behind them and bite their clothes. How can we stop this behavior with the kids?

Also, we have been crate training and he's been doing real well with this. But recently he's peed in the house a few times and we are consistent with taking him outside. I'm wondering if he's marking his territory.
Thanks.

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You must train the puppy that it is not okay to jump up on the kids. Once the kids say no to the dog, you must go over and reinforce the behavior to show the dog that the kids are above the dog as well. Contact your local Positive Reinforcement trainer for more help/advice.

Anonymous asked:
I have adopted a Pointer/small dog mix, and she is great EXCEPT she loves to nip at my fingers and face (in between kisses). She also bites my clothing as I walk. How can I stop her because her teeth are like razors?

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You have to correct your Pointer every time. Use positive reinforcement when she doesn't nip you. Lavish her with praise when she is good. Give her a firm no immediately and consistently when she nips.

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Updated: 10/18/2017