THE POINTER IS BEAUTIFUL TO WATCH IN THE FIELD
This breed is very intelligent and easy to train. They love the outdoors and are not the type of dog that is going to sit on the sofa all day! They make great family pets but do require a lot of exercise. The Pointer is a relatively large dog with males being bigger than the females. As their name infers, the Pointer actually points at the species being hunted by leg and tail actions. This guides the hunter. As a breed, they are leaders and have a gusto for life that can only be appreciated on a cold day out in a field. They are agile and strong.
SUSCEPTIBLE TO INJURIES
The Pointer is a healthy breed with very few problems. Issues associated with their ears such as ear infections can be treated easily. In the field Pointers are also predisposed to paw and eye injuries. People wear shoes but running through the outdoors the Pointer can suffer lacerations and cuts plus pad injuries by stepping on glass or any other sharp objects. As they dart around the trees and bushes, twigs can poke an eye leading to a corneal ulcer. As pointers age they are prone to arthritis; particularly in the hip-joint. Learn more about the breed at Animal Planet’s® Dog Breed Selector.