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Pointer:Dog Breed Profile

Pointer hound is named for its loyalty. Originally cultivated for movement in the fields; It certainly looks like a sporty dog. The ideal pointer should be instantly compact, powerful, agile and graceful. The head is exalted with pride; His face was intelligent and alert; Muscular body, including endurance and explosive power. Every movement of this animal shows shrewdness, persistence, courage, desire for action, and a strong driving force. Its expression reveals loyalty and love for a true human friend.

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  • About Pointer Breed

    Pointer hound is named for its loyalty. Originally cultivated for movement in the fields; It certainly looks like a sporty dog. The ideal pointer should be instantly compact, powerful, agile, and graceful. The head is exalted with pride; His face was intelligent and alert; Muscular body, including endurance and explosive power. Every movement of this animal shows shrewdness, persistence, courage, desire for action, and a strong driving force. Its expression reveals loyalty and love for a true human friend.

Pointer Breed Daily Care

Before we give the pointer a bath, we should carefully brush the pointer all over the body, on the one hand, to avoid tangled hair and comb waste hair, on the other hand, to check the dog for skin diseases or injuries. The water temperature around 40 °C is ideal. We should first let the dog adapt to the water temperature, and then from the feet, body in order to the head, the whole body washed wet. We have to dilute the body wash first and then apply it from the back. Every part of the dog’s body should be carefully washed. We should be careful of the belly of the dog because the belly of the skin is very soft but very dirty, you can try to use a sponge to clean. The important thing is to avoid putting water in the dog’s eyes. If the bath goes in the dog’s eyes, we should immediately flush it with a lot of water and put eye drops on the dog.


When we feed the pointer, it's best to feed lamb and beef, potatoes, and cereal mixtures such as corn, oats, and wheat. Because this kind of food contains nutrients more suitable for digestion and gland function absorption and utilization. On top of that, we add a proper balance of protein, carbohydrates, sugars, fats, vitamins, and minerals. The demand for some trace elements and minerals should pay attention to the right amount, rather than the traditional concept that more is better. Some trace elements or minerals beyond the demand will cause certain damage to the pet's organs, even lesions.

How do we keep our pointer healthy? When bathing in winter, the indoor temperature should be raised to prevent the pointer from catching a cold. Then we can use the electric hairdryer and comb while combing blowing hot air, let the dog’s hair dry. Finally, we dry the dog’s ears with a cotton ball and then comb the whole body hair neatly. We’d better give our pointer a bath or two a month to prevent skin diseases.  


Many pointer dogs may not be very aggressive at first contact with their owners, but they do have a ready-to-attack state, in which case they must be shouted at. When a dog is aggressive, it will follow its own mental state to determine whether it is aggressive, but if the owner does not reprimand them, then in later life, it can be quite aggressive. On the other hand, it should be noted that when the pointer first gets home, it’s actually a relatively bad dog. Even a reprimand may not be enough to calm them down, and the pointer may show signs of self-preservation during daily training or eating. After these states appear, they are also likely to attack the person or host, so the host should reprimand them severely, or give appropriate punishment.

We need to be careful about the quality of our food while taking care of the pointer, and we need to keep the dog’s salt intake low. Especially for older dogs who don’t have a significant disease or reduced exercise, we have to limit the number of calories the dog eats. Since the old dog’s teeth and innards have weakened, we had better use some better digestion to feed the dog.


Pointer Breed History

The first reliable record of a pointer hound in England appeared in 1650. The behavioral hallmark of all species of the pointer is the use of a specific body position to indicate to the hunter where the prey is when it is found. This breed has an outstanding sense of smell, running pace and fast, agile movement, endurance, graceful posture, is one of the most favorite hunters of dogs. In the early days, pointer dogs were the assistants of hunters who used nets to catch birds. In the 18th century, hunting birds and rabbits with guns became popular. Spanish pointer dogs began to spread to Europe, where they used smell to track their prey along the ground. Breeders added bloodhounds, greyhounds, and English foxhounds to improve the olfactory abilities of the early, slow-moving, large dogs, and improved the breed of English pointer dogs that appeared and spread around the world. As a working dog, it can work for people other than its owner, making it a true friend of humans, and it is particularly suited to performing in public.