Portuguese Pointer

Medium Large Size

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

The Portuguese is one of the smallest pointing breeds. Traditionally, before hunters had guns, a Pointer would be used to indicate the presence of game and then a hawk would be released to kill the prey.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Anyone looking for an energetic and affectionare hunting dog.

Not the best for ...

Anyone that doesn't want to form a close bond with a dog. They are known to be devoted companions but can be aloof with other dogs.

Aliases

None

Cross between

None

Origin

Portugal

Size

Medium Large
A bit smaller than a Labrador

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Smooth
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

14 years

Good first dog?

No

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