Pointer Dog Breed Information

Pointer Quick Facts
Breed Group: Sporting
Origen: England
Nickname: Pointer
Weight: 45-75 lbs
Height: 23-28 inches
Color(s): Liver, lemon, black, orange, either solid or mixed with white

Pointer Appearance

The Pointer is a large dog build for speed and endurance. He is truly a wide ranging hunter that combines athletic grace and power with a muscular and handsome appearance. The head is wide and the muzzle is long and deep.

The dark eyes are rounded. The hanging ears are thing and soft. The tail is larger at the root, tapering to a point. The coat is smooth, dense and short. The colors frequently seen are liver, lemon, black, orange, either solid or mixed with white. The weight of the Pointer is around 45-75 pounds; and the height around 23-28 inches.

Pointer Temperament

The Pointer is patient, friendly, affectionate and loyal. They love children and are a true friend to the family. Pointer gets along well with other dogs and house pets. They are typically not territorial, although their size and bark will intimidate most people who come to your door. They can be reserved with strangers and a bit stubborn sometime. The Pointer can be easily distracted but responds well to self discipline and training.

Is Pointer the Right Dog Breed for You?

This Pointer is extremely energetic, tireless and needs lots of exercise. He enjoys running and searching. They are best for an active family and should not be taken on as a family pet unless they can guarantee plenty of vigorous exercise. At home needs space and can become restless and bored when confined too much and may resort to destructive chewing and barking behavior.

These breed are not recommended for apartment life. They are moderately active indoors and do best with a yard. The Pointer can live outdoors in temperate to warm climate as long as it is given a soft bed and a warm shelter. But is best suited to be allowing indoors and out to spend some time with its family.

Pointer Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Pointer is around 12-15 years.

Pointer Health problems

The Pointer major concerns are entropion. They are also prone to skin conditions, hip dysplasia, thyroid, deafness, Cataracts and dwarfism.

Pointer Care and Grooming

The Pointer hard coat requires only and occasional quick brushing to remove dead hair. Use dry shampoo occasionally and bathe only when necessary. Ears should be checked regularly. Check the feet also, especially after the dog has been exercising or working.

Pointer Shedding

The Pointer is an average shedder and therefore is not well suited for allergy suffers.