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Also known as: English Pointer

Breed origin: Europe
Original purpose: Hunting dog.

AKC recognized: 1878
AKC group: Sporting

Size: 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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Color: Liver, lemon, black, orange; either in combination with white or solid-colored.

Life span: 12 to 17 years.

General characteristics/temperament: 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.

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Good with children? Yes

Good with other dogs? Yes

Good watchdog? Yes

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Suitable canine sports/activities: obedience, agility, field, hunting

Known health problems: Hip dysplasia, cherry eye, epilepsy, allergies.

Additional photos of Pointer

Recommended books for further reading:

Pointer (A Comprehensive Owner's Guide)
By Richard G. Beauchamp and Carol Ann Johnson
Published in 2005
158 pages

By Ernest H. Hart
Published in 1990

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
American Pointer Club
Wikipedia breed information page
Pointer Rescue

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