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English Pointer Breed Profile

English Pointer fact file

KC Group: Gundog
Size: Medium
Good with children?: Seek breeder advice
Exercise requirement: Lots
Good guard dogs?: No
Moulting level: Low
Grooming: Little
Jogging partner: Yes

Originally a working dog, the Pointer makes an excellent family companion. It is kind, obedient and sensitive.

English Pointer Character

Although they are primarily a working/hunting breed, Pointers need human contact and make an excellent family companion. They get on very well with children and other dogs and animals. They are sensitive souls and require plenty of tlc and rewards! They have a kind, even disposition and are very obedient. They don't make ideal guard dogs, as they are so friendly! They are very intelligent and quick to learn. They are very energetic and athletic.

English Pointer Size

Medium. The breed standards for bitches are height, 61-66 cm and weight 26 kg. For dogs, height 63-69 cm and weight 30kg.

English Pointer Health

The main health problems associated with pointers are hip dsyplasia, Thyroid problems and skin disorders

English Pointer Special Care

If left alone for long periods of time, Pointers can suffer from 'separation anxiety'. They can become destructive and develop behavioural problems. They need plenty of human contact and kindness! They also need lots of exercise.

Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.