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English Pointer

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Orange and white Pointer
Other namesEnglish Pointer
Height Males 64–69 cm (25–27 in)
Females 61–66 cm (24–26 in)
Weight Males 25–34 kg (55–75 lb)
Females 20–29 kg (45–65 lb)
Coat Short, hard and smooth
Colour Lemon & white, orange & white, liver & white and black & white; tri-colour and self-colour are known.
Life span 13–14 years
Kennel club standards
The Kennel Club standard
FCI standard
Dog (domestic dog)

The Pointer, sometimes called the English Pointer, is a medium-sized breed of pointing dog developed in England. Pointers are used to find game birds for hunters. Unlike other hunting dogs, such as Spaniels, they do not collect the birds that have been shot but they point out to the hunter where the live bird is hiding.

History[change | change source]

The most common belief is that the dogs like this breed were imported into England in 1719 by soldiers returning from Spain after a war and bred with local hunting dogs.[1][2]

Description[change | change source]

Black and white Pointer
Liver and white Pointer

This dog is a medium sized hunting dog that wieighs between 20 to 34 kilograms (45 to 75 lb) and stands between 58 to 71 centimetres (23 to 28 in).[3] Its is most commonly coloured brown and white, black and white, orange and white or lemon and white with speckles on the white fur.[4]

Health and temperment[change | change source]

The Pointer is usually a healthy dog with a kind nature,[4] they need a lot of excercise.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Pointer (English Pointer)". Daily Paws. Retrieved 7 December 2023.
  2. Edwards, Sydenham (1800). Cynographia Britannica. London: C. Whittingham.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "English Pointer dog Breed Profile". hiilspet.com. Retrieved 7 December 2023.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Pointer". The Kennel Club (UK). Retrieved 7 December 2023.