Pointer

Published: Last updated: by Kyle J. Larson

Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 10in - 2ft 4in
Weight: 45-75lbs
Lifespan: 12 - 15 Years

Behavior

  • Affection5/5
  • Kid-Friendly3/5
  • Stranger-Friendly4/5
  • Dog-Friendly4/5
  • Barking Amount3/5

Care

  • Grooming Difficulty2/5
  • Shedding Amount2/5
  • Easy to Train3/5
  • Can Be Alone3/5
  • Exercise Need4/5

Environment

  • Cold Tolerance2/5
  • Heat Tolerance4/5
  • Apartment-Friendly2/5

Pointer Information

PointerCourageous and athletic, the Pointer is a superb hunting dog who likes to be on the go. His compact, muscle body is graceful and agile, and he loves to work hard in the field, as he has done for hundreds of years.

Pointers stand out for their unique coat colors: lemon, black, orange or liver, either solid or with white. He is loyal, even tempered and intelligent, so it’s no surprise that this breed does exceptionally well with training.

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breeds stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

Breed FAQs

Can Pointers be apartment dogs?

The Pointer needs room to run and play. This makes them difficult to keep in small spaces like an apartment.

Can Pointers be left alone?

While Pointers prefer to be around their owners, they can do fairly well when left alone if necessary.

Are Pointers good with kids?

Pointers can do fine with kids. They will require some monitoring and training to make sure they get along and react well to unpredictable behavior.

Are Pointers friendly with strangers?

Typically, Pointers are friendly with strangers. They tend to be open and willing to trust those they don't know.

Do Pointers get along with other dogs?

Typically, Pointers get along well with other dogs or are easy to socialize with them. It's uncommon that they're overly agressive.

Do Pointers bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, Pointers bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do Pointers shed a lot?

The Pointer isn't a heavy shedder. Some limited brushing and occassional cleaning should help prevent much hair build-up.

Do Pointers need a lot of grooming?

Pointers don't require very much effort for grooming. You'll just need to provide typical maintenance and baths.

Do Pointers need a lot of exercise?

The Pointer has a good amount of energy and will need to be exercised with some walks and play to keep them happy.

Are Pointers easy to train?

Although Pointers can be a challenge to train, they can be taught with some dedicated work or by hiring some training help.

Can Pointers handle cold weather?

Pointers don't like the cold and will likely want some protection if outside for long.

Can Pointers handle hot weather?

Pointers do well in hot climates and can stay out longer without overheating.

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