The Pointer takes its name from the stance it adopts when it detects the scent of game. It gives a visible signal to the hunter but doesn't retrieve the game.
Someone looking for an athletic breed built for both endurance and speed.
A sedentary owner. Pointers thrive in the great outdoors and need lots of vigorous exercise and mental stimulation.
Big, but will still fit in a small car.
High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!
Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok
MEET SOME OF OUR POINTER BREEDERS
I have owned dogs all my life and my husband since we got married. Our first dog together was an Irish wolfhound cross. We went on to work border collies. We waited a long while for a border collie from a show line as we were encouraged to start showing. It was our daughter that got us into pointers. We bought our first pointer back in 1997 followed by our second one 9 months later. We bred our first litter in December 2000. We registered our affix Teisgol which is an anagram of our surname. Our next litter was 3 years later.. In 2017 we bought our first portguese pointer Malibu.. She is a fun filled girl and ended 2018 being top portguese pointer puppy.. Top portguese.. Top gundog import puppy.. Top import puppy of all breed. She became a junior World winner.. A benulux junior winner gained 6 CACs from the world fog show in Amsterdam. She was top portguese in 2019 and became an Irish Show champion she also has made breed history by winning a group at an open show and gaining a puppy group placing at a championship show. She is due to be mated in November so hopefully we will welcome our first portguese pointer litter next year
HOW IT WORKS
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Match with a breeder
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