Pointer

Breed Group: Sporting
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.

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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.

Does your Pointer bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Pointer puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
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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Pointer Questions

How much do Pointer puppies cost on average?

Answer:
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.

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.

Answer:
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.

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?

Answer:
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.

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.

Answer:
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.

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