English Pointer Question

are english pointers good with family ?

are english pointers good with family ?

    In English Pointer - Asked by Anonymous - 9/24/2010 4:09:46 PM
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.
    Answered by Anonymous - 10/1/2010 12:12:25 PM

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.
    Answered by Anonymous - 6/10/2011 4:03:32 PM

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.
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/28/2011 2:41:22 PM

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.
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/28/2011 10:30:06 PM

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.
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/31/2011 4:42:23 PM

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.
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/14/2012 4:32:35 PM

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.
    Answered by Anonymous - 8/20/2012 10:03:55 AM