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Pointer Grooming and Breed Care

Pointer Temperament

Lively and independent, the Pointer is an alert and courageous animal that can make a fine family pet and companion. These dogs love to work, and are determined, enthusiastic, and have plenty of stamina. Full of energy, the Pointer is a dog that loves to play and join in with various family activities, and thrives on the love and affection of his family. These dogs are not suitable for inactive families, as they do need a lot of exercise. He also needs attention, as neglect can lead to boredom and destructive behavior. He can sometimes be stubborn and hard headed, which can make training more challenging, but with the right attitude using assertive and positive methods you will find that training this breed shouldn't prove too much of a problem.

 

The Pointer will get along well with gentle children and when brought up with kids, and also tends to get along well with other pets. They can be a little reserved around strangers, but will usually be polite. The Pointer is a responsive dog that is eager to please, and does not normally display dominance over other animals or people. The Pointer can make an excellent pet and companion for those with gentle children, other pets, and enough time on their hands to dedicate to a loving and affectionate pet.

Pointer Appearance

The Pointer is a large dog with a sturdy build, long legs, and a handsome appearance. He has an eager and intelligent expression, and his coat his short, smooth, and dense. The coloring of the Pointer can vary and includes lemon and white, orange and white, black and white, liver and white, tri-colored, and solid. In terms of weight the Pointer reaches around 40-65 pounds for females and around 5-0-75 pounds for males. The height of the Pointer is around 23-26 inches for females, and around 25-28 inches for males.

Pointer Grooming

The grooming requirements for the Pointer are minimal, and you simply need to brush the coat regularly in order to keep it sleek and to get rid of dead hair. He is medium shedder, which means that he may not be best suited to those with allergies.

Pointer Health Problems and Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Pointer is 11-14 years, and there are a number of health problems associated with this breed. This includes cataracts, entropion, epilepsy, HD, PRA, and thyroid problems. The parents of the Pointer puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates.

Pointer History

The Pointer originates from Great Britain, and is one of the oldest pointing dogs. Often known as the English Pointer, he excels in his field.



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