The Pointer was originally developed in England to be a skilled hunting dog. He is very intelligent and it is relatively easy to train even though at times he can be a bit stubborn. The average height of a Pointe is 1 foot, 11 inches to 2 feet, 4 inches weighing about 40 to 65 pounds. They have a lifespan of 11 to 14 years.
Originally bred to be a skilled hunting dog the Pointer is very intelligent and easy trainable. He is a very intelligent dog breed always ready to learn new things. Being very affectionate and loving this dog makes a great family dog as well as a good therapy dog. The Pointer loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Pointer is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference if you want to have a well behaved and obedient dog.
Pointer is a very intelligent dog breed. They can learn new commands very quickly which makes them quite easy to train. Usually they enjoy any type of activity so training will not be a problem for them. In fact it can be something that they will really enjoy.
To be honest, the Pointer is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.
The Pointer, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.
The Pointer was originally developed in England with the main purpose of being a skilled hunting dog specialized in hunting different types of game. We was obtained by mixing different types of dog breeds such as the Foxhounds, Bloodhounds, Greyhounds and different setters.