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Pointer Info

Pointer Breed Information

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Lifespan: 12-14 years Height: 23-28" Shedding: Lite Litter Size: 5-7 pups
Group: Sporting Weight: 44-75 lbs Hair Length: Short Size: Large

Breed Overview

The Pointer is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 44 lbs that can reach 75 lbs. It is officially part of the Sporting group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Pointer breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 14 years, Short hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Pointer should know that the average litter size is between 5 to 7 puppies.

Pointer Breed Characteristics

Group Sporting Drooler no
Size Large Guard Dog no
Origin England Easy to Train
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors somewhat
Apartment Friendly no Exercise Demands yes
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs large
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks Dangerous no

Pointer Temperament

full of energy, loyal and devoted, patient with children, affectionate, intelligent and clean, adaptable to every situation, will bark at suspicious noises but is not a good watchdog

Health Problems

hip dysplasia, thyroid, dwarfism, skin conditions

Pointer Coat

Pointer Dog Colors

Liver, lemon, black or orange, usually in combination with white, but they may be solid.

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