Pointer

A.K.A. : English Pointer
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Overview: The Pointer is a well-loved dog in the U.S. They're independent, yet have a sweet disposition. Good with kids, they make a fun and gentle playmate.
Breed Group: Sporting
Weight (lbs): male: 55-75, female: 45-65
Height (in): male: 25-28, female: 23-26
Colors: Liver, lemon, black, orange, either solid or mixed with white.
Coat: Hair is short and dense, smooth with a sheen.
Character: Pointers are gentle, sweet, and kind. They may be too rambunctious for small children, though they have a lot of loyalty for their families. They are reserved around strangers.
Temperament: This breed needs the companionship of a loving family. They get along well with other dogs and household pets.
Care: The Pointer requires occasional brushing to remove dead hair.
Training: This breed is very intelligent, yet easily distracted. Therefore, care must be taken to be consistent and provide a non-repetitive training approach.
Activity: The Pointer needs at least an hour of heavy exercise daily and lots of space to run and play.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Health Issue: This breed is prone to hip dysplasia, thyroid problems, dwarfism, and skin conditions.
Life Expectancy: 13-14
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