A general overview
Pointer dogs belong to what is known
as the gundog group. Pointer dogs usually show a great mood and likeable
personality as well as they are very sensitive, loyal and protective
to their families. Their history is somehow difficult to be told,
since there are Pointers from different origins, such as Pointers
with Spanish roots and Pointers with English roots, and it is almost
impossible to clearly define their origin.
A physical description
Pointers show a very agile and sportive
general appearance. They are very stylish and athletic, and their
average height is of between 63cm and 69cm in males and between 61cm
and 66cm in females. Pointers' coats show short and soft hair, usually
in white and reddish-brown colors. One of the main characteristics
of this dog breed is the style they show while running and when pointing
to the quarry.
Pointers' temper generally is very
likeable. This dog breed is characterized by being very friendly and
caring as well as, most of the times, they are very obedient and protective.
Besides this, Pointers' temper is also characterized by usually being
very nice with children, which turns them into a good option for families
Some other characteristics
Pointers usually become very attached
to their families and therefore need to be close to them and included
to their activities as often as possible. As any other dog would,
Pointers need to be cared and feel they belong to the family. Despite
of the fact that they are very protective and loyal, the fact that
they are so friendly causes them to be less suitable as guardian dogs
since they would, most of the times, be very friendly and welcoming
to people they don't know.