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Specs - Pointer Dog For Adoption
Pointer Dog For Adoption in Denton, TX, USA

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Ad ID: ADN-26496
Times Ad Viewed: 643 times
Date Listed: 03/18/2017
Date Expires: 05 days from now

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Breed: Pointer
Gender: Male Male
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Specs

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: White with Black
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 03/18/2017
Location: Denton, TX 76901
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Tags: Pointer Dog For Adoption in Denton, TX, USA
Physical Attributes
Ear Type Droopy
Grooming Needs Low
Likes to Vocalize Quiet
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Owner Experience Required Breed
Other
  • Housetrained
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Affectionate
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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Posted Breed: Pointer. Speckles..."Specs " is a beautiful black and white pointer. Specs is very loving and likes to cuddle with you at night. He can be timid in new settings and around lots of people, but is a very friendly pup once he warms up to you and feels safe. So a loud busy house or neighborhood may not be best suited for him. He is very active and loves to run out in the field looking for birds. He lives with 7 other sporting breed dogs and loves to play with them. Spec a doodle is one handsome boy that deserves to be loved and space to run and play.

Pointer

A.K.A. : English Pointer
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

More About Pointer Breed
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