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The ultimate, galloping, English gun dogPointer Puppies for Sale
5 to 6
Dogs: 44-66 pounds
Bitches: 42-60 pounds
Dogs: 22-24 inches
Bitches: 21-24 inches
AKC Sporting Dogs, FCI Group VII.: Pointing Dogs
The Pointers are powerful, graceful and aristocratic dogs. The pointer carries its head proudly. It has an alert expression and a well-muscled, athletic body. This breed is bred primarily for sport and is a true wide-range hunter.
The Pointer is named for the motionless stance the dog assumes once it has found game; the direction of the point tells the hunter where the game is hiding. It gives the impression of compact power and agile grace. It is loyal, devoted and makes a true friend. Its energy and devotion makes it a superior as a gundog.
The Pointer is affectionate, intelligent and clean; it is wise and adaptable to every situation. It is an energetic and enthusiastic hunter, yet calm at home. It makes a good companion to children; it is patient, tolerant, kind, playful and loving.
Socialization at an early age is a must; obedience training is strongly recommended. It tends to be a bit willful, distractible and reserved with strangers; it will bark at suspicious noises. Hunting instincts develop early; puppies even at eight weeks old often display pointing behavior. This dog is independent; it is generally good with other pets and is not usually dog aggressive.
This breed has excellent endurance in warm weather, but is not suited to very cold conditions; working best on land it is not very comfortable in water. The Pointer has legendary tracking and pointing skills, but is not usually expected to retrieve game. A competitive dog, the Pointer still dominates Pointing Field Trials over all other pointing breeds.
Today, the Pointer is a family hunting dog and companion. This dog is tireless an energetic, it needs plenty of vigorous exercise. If under exercised, the Pointer can become restless and destructive.
Short, dense and smooth. It is very easy to groom. Brush regularly with a firm bristle brush. Bathe only when necessary. A rub with a piece of toweling or chamois will leave the coat gleaming. This breed is an average shedder.
Can suffer from hip dysplasia. To help prevent the chance of hip or elbow dysplasia developing make sure your dog is on a healthy, well proportioned diet, and avoid excessive running and jumping while still a puppy as this can be hard on the developing joints. Skin conditions can be fairly common, and signs of skin problems should lead to a vet check up. To minimize the risk of your Pointer developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a dog from a reputable breeder.
The Pointer may be too active to stay in an apartment; a house with a large yard is more ideal for this type. It can live outside in moderate to warm conditions, provided that it has a warm shelter and soft beddings for sleeping, though time spent with its people is encouraged.
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