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9/1/2014 6:42 PM
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Pointer
Sleek and muscular, the Pointer has a dashing appearance and is hard-wired to hunt.
Height: 23 to 28 inches at shoulder
Weight: 45 to 75 pounds (males average 65 pounds, females average 55 pounds)
Coat: short and smooth
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Breed Group: Sporting Dogs
Bred for several hundred years to "point" birds and small game such as rabbits, the Pointer is a versatile field dog and exceptional family dog. He excels in many arenas, from the field to the show ring, agility to obedience. Energetic and fun-loving, he's well suited to active homes where he'll be a member of the family.
Pointer profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Apartment appropriate
  
  
  
  
  
Dog friendly
  
  
  
  
  
Drooling potential
  
  
  
  
  
Ease at being home alone
  
  
  
  
  
Intelligence
  
  
  
  
  
Playfulness
  
  
  
  
  
Predatory tendencies
  
  
  
  
  
Wanderlust
  
  
  
  
  
Sensitivity
  
  
  
  
  
Watchdog ability
  
  
  
  
  
Affectionate with family
  
  
  
  
  
Energy level
  
  
  
  
  
General health
  
  
  
  
  
Good for novice owners