|The Pointer dog|
He is every inch a Hunting Dog.
The Pointer dog is bred primarily for sport afield, and
should unmistakably look and act the part. It should give
the impression of compact power and agile grace, the head
noble, proudly carried, the expression intelligent and alert,
the muscular body bespeaking both great staying power and
dash. In its expression are the loyalty and devotion
of a true friend of man.
The alert, even temperament and good sense of the
Pointer dog, make him a congenial companion both in the
field and in the home. The Pointer dog should be dignified
and should never show any timidity toward man or dog. The
Pointer dog is a rather active dog and it appreciates a larger
size dwelling. Its coat sheds only a little, which means that
it only needs some grooming about once a week. It is a very
affectionate, playful and fun loving hunting dog of quite high
energy level. It is considered good with other dogs
and pets and excellent with children.
Dog: 25 - 28 in. (64 - 71 cm).
Weight: 55 - 75 lb. (25 - 34 kg).
Bitch: 23 - 26 in. (58 - 66 cm).
Weight: 45 - 65 lb. (20.5 - 30 kg).
Watchdog: Very good.
Other Name: English Pointer.
Life Expectancy: 12 - 15 years.