Pointer Breed Articles

Pointer - Working and Showing

Pointers come from the Gundog group and the world of showing and working are very different. Some people will only show their dogs whereas others believe that as Pointers are a working dog, they should be worked. Pointers are used on shoots t...

Pointer - Facts You Must Know Before Adopting Pointer

Breed Description Often called English Pointer, the Pointer is among the several pointing breeds developed as a gun dog. This breed is graceful and athletic. At first glance, they are usually described as a hard-driving compact alert breed. Th...

The English Pointer - The Perfect Pet?

Deriving their name from their ability to point out game to hunters, the English Pointer was specifically bred for its innate qualities. There are a variety of breeds used in hunting, but the English Pointer was known for finding game, stopping, a...

The English Pointer

The pointer is a canine athlete developed for hunting and an outdoor life. With great concentration and stamina and a keen nose for game, it is considered the perfect gun dog. A superb tracker of game birds, the pointer hunts with head held high, ...

Pointer Puppy And Dog Information

// The Pointer is a dog on the go. She has a lot of energy and needs plenty of exercise. She keeps herself clean and does not require much coat maintenance. She generally gets along well with other dogs and can be socialized early with other pet...

Pointing Dogs - Their History and How to Pick a Good One

The history of pointing or pointer dogs goes back to the 14th or 15th Century. They have steeped reputation as an excellent hunting dog that was bolstered by its development in England probably more than any other country. In England, the dog was ...

Choosing the Best Pointer Dog For Your Hunting

Pointing Dogs are some of the best for hunting birds. However, many people will want to know what type of pointer will make the best dog for their hunting. We think it is best to start this analysis by considering your terrain. In the US, much of ...

Pointer Dog Breed Health Issues, Grooming and Living Conditions

Health issues. As a breed the Pointers are very healthy dogs, with a 13 to 14 year life span, that have few illnesses associated to them. As with all largish dogs they can suffer hip dysplasia, they are predisposed to epilepsy. Apart from these th...

Pointer Dog Breed Description, History and Temperament

Description: The Pointer is a medium to large dog with a height of 22-24 inches in the male dogs and 21-24 inches in the female bitches, and weighing 55-66 pounds for males and 44-60 pounds the females. The Pointer is gracefully athletic in appear...