English Pointer

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Breed Group: Sporting
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The coat of the English Pointer is smooth, dense, and short with a natural sheen.
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.
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.
Male: 55-75; Female: 44-65 lbs
Male: 25-28; Female: 23-26 inches
Lemon, liver, orange, black; in combination with white or solid-colored.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2021

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How much do English Pointer puppies cost?

The cost to buy an English 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 English Pointer puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all English Pointers sold is $0.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for an English 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 $0 upwards to $0 or even more for an English Pointer with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all English Pointers sold is $0.

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Top Quality: $0.00 to $0.00

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Annual cost of owning an English 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 an English 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 English Pointer Names for 2021

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 0 English Pointer dogs.
  • 1. Tippy
  • 2. Tasha
  • 3. Taffy
  • 4. Trouble
  • 5. Tank
  • 6. Thunder
  • 7. Tess
  • 8. Gunnar
  • 9. Teddy
  • 10. Tansy
  • 11. Zoee
  • 12. Trixie
  • 13. Speckles
  • 14. Sparky
  • 15. Rosco
  • 16. Reagan
  • 17. Razzle
  • 18. Rambo
  • 19. Quail Hollow
  • 20. Pete

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Anonymous asked:
Are English Pointers good with a family and kids?



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 away with it. The females want to be around you but not necessarily with you. They generally get along well with other dogs, are not food aggressive and endure small children well.


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 and worked with him, but he will not change.


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 Pointer any day.


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.


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.


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.


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 a 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.

Anonymous asked:
How much exercise does my English Pointer puppy require? We take her for walks, let her run free in a fenced in yard which gets her probably an hour every day 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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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.

Anonymous asked:
Is our 7-month-old female Pointer too small? 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 a 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?

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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, Orijen, Taste of the Wild, Life Mates, Now and Go!

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What is the recommended size or thickness of an English Pointers 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.

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How much do they cost?

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The average price for an English Pointer puppy from a reputable and qualified breed is $1000.00 - $1250.00 per puppy.

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Updated: 10/19/2021