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Also known as: English Pointer
Breed origin: Europe
Original purpose: Hunting dog.
AKC recognized: 1878
AKC group: Sporting
Weight: males 55 to 75 lbs;
females 40 to 65 lbs
Size: Height: males 25 to 28 inches;
females 23 to 26 inches
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Liver, lemon, black, orange; either in combination with white or solid-colored.
12 to 17 years.
The Pointer is even-tempered, alert, athletic, graceful, dignified, and loyal. They possess great stamina, courage, and determination in the field. They are affectionate and loyal, and make excellent family pets. They require a fenced yard or access to a leash-free dog park where they can run.
Good with children?
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Good with other dogs?
Suitable canine sports/activities:
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obedience, agility, field, hunting
Known health problems:
Hip dysplasia, cherry eye, epilepsy, allergies.
Additional photos of Pointer
Recommended books for further reading:
By Ernest H. Hart
Published in 1990
Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
American Pointer Club
Wikipedia breed information page