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.
Anyone looking for an energetic and affectionare hunting dog.
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.
Big, but will still fit in a small car.
Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.
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
HOW IT WORKS
The first step in responsible dog ownership
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Once we’ve found one or more prospective matches, we’ll ask you to arrange a zoom call to talk through your application with one of our dog experts.
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Match with a breeder
Upon completing your introduction call a breeder will review your application. If successful you’ll be able to arrange a meeting and be accepted onto their waiting list. A Tailwise fee of £95 (excl. VAT) will be due at the point you pay a deposit.