The English Pointer or more commonly known as the Pointer dog first appeared in England in 1650. It is a medium to large sized dog that was uniquely bred to be used for hunting. They are often known as a gun dog or a bird dog and are a favorite for hunters. The first ever pointer dog can be traced back to the 17th century. The breed was later introduced on the American soil during the late 1800’s by way of migrants.
The breed quickly flourished to the abundance of hunting in the area. Get to know more about this lovable breed with these 3 facts.
What is the breed’s most common appearance?
This breed comes in different colors but its standard colors are usually lemon and white, black and white, orange and white and silver and white. Pinter dogs have either black or dark brown noses with the exception for dogs with the lemon and white color as they tend to have flesh colored noses.
Male pointers are heavier than female pointers and their height can range from 60 to 70 cm while they weigh from 25 to 34 kgs. Female pointers have a height of 58 to 66 cm with a weight that ranges from 20- 30 kgs.
What is their personality like?
This breed was specially made to be used as a gun dog or a bird dog. However, they do make excellent family pets. This breed is known for their intelligence, loyalty, friendliness and affection. They are highly energetic pets which means that they need constant exercise and interaction with other pets. You can also find that they are very good imitators.
Here are just some notable English pointers.
One particular name pops up as a representative of this illustrious breed and this is Judy. Judy is a military dog that participated during the Second World War. Her role during the Second World War earned her the PDSA Dickin Medal along with the animal version of the Victorian Medal Cross in London.
Another point who goes by the name of Sensation is the official face of the logo of the Westminster Kennel Club. Sensation was credited to be the canine candidate who influenced popularity of the breed in England.