pointer

GENERAL APPEARANCE : Strong and agile in appearance, always alert. The name of the breed, Pointer, is related to the function that dogs performed extremely well and continue to perform: to find prey and point it at the hunter.  
 

Personality:  Smart, alert and agile.
 

Energy Level : Very Active.  This dog is active and energetic, and needs daily exercise.  
 

Good with children:  Yes.

 

Good with other dogs:  With supervision.

 

Grooming:  Seasonal.

 

Life Expectancy : 10-12  years old.

Bark Level: Bark when needed.

  • HISTORICAL SUMMARY  

Developed and enhanced for  hunting, its popularity is enormous in countries where the sport is allowed. At  Italy  and on  Spain  has been among the ten most popular breeds for years.  To perform this activity well, the  pointer  It has an exceptional nose and presents extreme agility, physical strength and resistance, which allows it to travel great distances. In addition, he needs to be totally in tune with the hunter, which makes the Pointer an excellent companion dog.  It shows great desire to please its owner. Cheerful, docile and very resistant, it handles all kinds of play well and is extremely tolerant of children. Very affectionate and companion, usually gets along well even with strangers.

Country of Origin: Great Britain.

BEHAVIOR AND TEMPERAMENT:  It has a friendly temperament, always companions of its owners. It is alert and active, possesses great strength and speed. It is a balanced and pleasant dog.

HEAD:

  • CRANIAL REGION  
     

Skull: Has  average width in proportion to the length of the muzzle. The pronounced occipital bone.
 

Stop : Well defined.
 

  • FACIAL REGION

 

Snout:  Smoothly concave, giving an appearance  upturned (dish-face).  
 

Truffle:  Dark, but may be lighter in dogs  lime and white.

Jaws and Teeth:  Scissor bite with strong jaws.
 

Lips: Well developed.

 

Expression: Intelligent and alert.

Eyes: Hazel or brown, bright and sweet-faced.
 

Ears : Set high, of medium length. Gently pointed at the ends.
 

NECK :  Long, arched and muscular neck. Free from dewlap.
 

  • TRUNK
     

Top Row: Level.
 

Back: Well developed.

TAIL: Set on and carried at the level of the back, medium size, starts thick and gradually thins.

  • MEMBERS

 

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Shoulders: Well laid back, long and oblique.

Elbows: Close to the chest.
 

Feet: Round; well closed.
 

HINDQUARTERS

Hocks: Well let down.

Thighs:
  Well developed.

Paws :  round; well closed.

  • GAIT/MOVEMENT: Light and smooth movement with good coverage under the ground. Elbows turn neither out nor in.
     

  • COAT

Hair : Fine, short, hard and evenly distributed, perfectly smooth and straight with shine.

  • COLOR: Lemon and white, orange and white, liver and white and black and white. Unicolor and tricolor are also correct.

 

SIZE: Females - 61 to 66 cm / Males - 63 to 69  cm

  • FAULTS  

Any deviation from this standard should be considered a fault and penalized in exact proportion to its severity and its effects on the health and well-being of the dog.  

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

 

• Aggressiveness or excessive shyness.

• Any dog that shows any sign of physical or behavioral anomaly must be disqualified.

• Atypical dogs.