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Pointer

Pointer

The Pointer is a hard-working bird dog that is happiest when on the hunt. This is a high-energy breed that will be more than a handful for first-time owners. When given a job and plenty of room to run around, the Pointer can make for a wonderful companion.

Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 22-28in

Female: 21-26in

Weight

Male: 40-75lb

Female: 35-66lb

Fun Fact

There are many different “pointer breeds” that were created by crossing the Pointer with different kinds of setters in order to reach a desired temperament.

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About this Breed

Pointers are energetic , hard-working hunting dogs. The origins of this breed is clouded in mystery, but they likely came from either Spain or England. Hunters wanted a breed with the scenting ability of the Bloodhound, the speed and endurance of the Greyhound, and the easy-going hunting temperament of the Foxhound. From this mixture, the Pointer was likely born. This is a working breed first. Pointers have an endless amount of energy and require a job and tons of daily exercise. They will become destructive if they ever get too bored. Training a Pointer requires patience and persistence. This is not a breed for first-time dog owners. Pointers luckily do not shed very much and they require little grooming. If given the ideal environment, these dogs can make wonderful family pets.

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Favorite Names

For Male

  1. Ollie
  2. Cooper
  3. Hank
  4. Duke
  5. Finn
  6. Flynn
  7. Forrest
  8. Fritz
  9. Henry
  10. Jackson

For Female

  1. Lucy
  2. Stella
  3. Bella
  4. Ruby
  5. Luna
  6. Ellie
  7. Lilly
  8. Abby
  9. Piper
  10. Zoey

Common Locations

  1. Virginia, United States
  2. Georgia, United States
  3. Texas, United States
  4. Illinois, United States
  5. New Jersey, United States
  6. Florida, United States
  7. Pennsylvania, United States
  8. Oklahoma, United States
  9. California, United States
  10. New York, United States

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