Non-sporting Breeds

Pointer

Pointer
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: Dog: 25-28 in (62.5-70cm) Bitch: 23-26 in (57.5-65cm)
Weight: Dog: 55-75 lb (25-33.5kg) Bitch: 45-65 lb (20-29.5kg)
Coat: Short, dense, and smooth
Color: Lemon and white, orange and white, liver and white, or black and white; self (pure) colors and tricolors also correct

Like the setters, the Pointer is famed for its classic stance, pointing with nose and tail in the direction of game. It is thought by many to have originated in Spain. There is, however, a school of thought that it may be of English origin, developed through crossings of Foxhound, Bloodhound, and Greyhound. Early Pointers were hard-headed dogs, unwilling to submit to control. In the early 1800s, they were crossed with setters to improve their disposition, making them more amenable to working with people. The Pointer is a popular show dog, and admirably combines the roles of sportsman's companion and family pet. It is an affectionate, obedient dog that is easy to train, good with children, and needs only regular brushing to keep its coat in good condition. It does, however, need plenty of exercise and so is not ideally suited to town life.
 
 
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