Pointer Breed Summary
Active, Highly-Alert, Enthusiastic, Loving and Loyal
These dogs used to be very popular amongst hunters because of their excellent hunting skills and great stamina! However, they also blossom within a family environment as they boast loving and kind natures.
They absolutely love the outdoors and due to their high energy, need to be given lots of walks and exercise to ensure that they remain happy and healthy!
Fun Fact: Over time they have been depicted in many works of art!
|Kennel Club Group||Sporting|
|Lifespan||12 - 14 Years|
|Height (at the withers)||Males 25in - 28in, Females 23in - 26in|
|Weight||Males 55lb - 75lb, Females 45lb - 65lb|
|Coat||Coat is Short, Fine, Hard and Straight|
|Color||Black, Black & White, Lemon, Lemon & White,Liver, Liver & White, Orange, Orange & White|
|Eye color||Brown or Hazel|
|Common health issues||Cancer, Aortic stenosis, Hip dysplasia, Skin allergies, Hereditary epilepsy, Hypothyroidism, Wobbler syndrome, Osteochondritis of the shoulders, Entropion of the eyes, Hereditary cataracts, Deafness, Gout|
Those that have Pointers consider them as ‘members of the family’ as opposed to pets, which is no surprise due to their active and alert natures! They absolutely love ‘hoomans’ and get on extremely well with kids with enough energy to run around with them all day. Because of their high vigilance, English Pointers also make excellent watchdogs and will always voice their opinions on anything they become wary of. They do need plenty of exercise and would suit a family who enjoy going on runs or cycling so that these dogs can jog alongside! Although they are not known to get bad cases of separation anxiety, their enthusiastic personalities mean they need lots of on-going exercise and mental stimulation, so they are best suited to owners who have time on their hands!