English Pointer

The English Pointer, often called Pointer, originated in England and was bred to locate game for hunters. They are thought to be a mixture of the Setter, Greyhound, Bulldog, Bloodhound, Newfoundland and Foxhound. Although this amount of purebreds is unlikely to create a physically well balanced dog for hunting, the creation is proof that it can be done!

The Pointer has a lean, athletic body and long, muscular legs. They have a powerful muzzle, and floppy, triangular ears. This breed is deep chested, giving them a speed advantage when on the hunt, as well as large paws and an extremely sensitive nose to sniff out their silent prey. The Pointer’s tail is long and slender which is often the marker for locating the dog in tall grass!

The Pointer is loyal, hardworking and energetic making them perfect for hunters that need a right hand man! This breed will also make a great family pet because they interact well with children and will get along with other dogs as well as smaller animals. Pointers are friendly and outgoing but will need socialization as pups to get them to this state, especially around other people and louder noises.

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