The Pointer also known as the English Pointer, is a medium to a large-sized breed of dog originated in England. They were breed as a hunting dog developed to assist hunters in finding and retrieving game, usually birds.
English Pointer is bred to follow their nose and to run for long distances it is advisable to have a tall fence if you have a yard when living with this dog to prevent them from running after small animals they smell or see.
Pointer Dog Breed Pictures
Dog Breed Group
21 to 28 Inches
35 to 75 Pounds
12 to 17 Years
The coat of Pointers is short, heavy, gentle with a sheen. They are originally white with either liver, lemon, orange or black markings. Even though pointers may have solid coloring in any of these hues, most Pointers are mainly white with somebody markings. Like other breeds of dog, it is still advisable to bathe and groom them as necessary, use the right shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft, silky, and smell good.
While grooming you should check for any signs of infection such as redness, tenderness, or inflammation on the skin. The eyes should be clear, with no redness or discharge, the nose is normally wet but if you see some unusual discharge or it is too dry you better as for the expert. Note that your early detection of the health problem of your lovely dog will lead to an early medication of it that will prevent the problem to be severe.
Dog Ear Infections is a common condition in dogs that can affect one or both ears, check their ears at least once to twice a week for redness or a bad odor it is an indication of Infections. To prevent ear infections in dogs always make sure that it is clean, use a dog ear cleaner and gently wipe it using a cotton ball dampened with an ear cleaner to your dog’s ears.
The English Pointer is a medium to a large-sized dog weighing around 16-30 kg for females and 18-34 kg for males, their height range from 53-66 cm for females and 56-70 cm for males.
Pointers have a very great personality which makes them a great family pet companion however like other breeds of dog they need regular physical and mental exercise. Having a yard or a place where they can run freely is advisable, a simple walk in the morning will help them keep healthy and well socialized.
English Pointer is intelligent, caring, clean, and intensely loyal they can be a good playmate with children too as long as you teach the children how to handle properly the dogs for the safety of the dogs and the children themselves.
Pointer has an average life span of 12 to 17 years, They are generally healthy, but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. Not all of them will get any or all of these diseases but the following are the common diseases they can have.
|Skin Fold Dermatitis||This condition occurs when skin folds are deep, causing abnormal rubbing and retaining moisture in an area that’s both warm and not well-aerated.|
|Ear Infections||It is a common canine health problem, and it can be caused by allergies, yeast, ear mites, bacteria, hair growth deep in the ear canal, and more.|
|Von Willebrand’s Disease in Dogs||It is the most common inherited bleeding disorder of both humans and dogs. It is caused by a deficiency in the amount of a specific protein needed to help platelets (the blood cells used in clotting) stick together and form clots to seal broken blood vessels.|
|Canine Eye Inflammation||The Canine Eye Inflammation may occur with unknown causes or event but it is often connected to many serious health problems. If your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the outer skin and middle (muscle, connective tissue, and glands) of the eyes it is classified as Blepharitis, and if your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the iris and ciliary body of the uvea of the eye it is classified as anterior uveitis, this may affect your dog’s vision and needs meditate veterinarian attention.|
|Hip Dysplasia||It is an abnormal formation of the hip socket that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints.|
How much is a Pointer?
In buying to a legit Breeder you can expect to pay $1250 – $1500 Pointer puppies.
The legit breeder puts a lot of effort into high quality and healthy breeding of dogs. They provide healthy Dog Foods, visit the Vet for check-ups, Vaccinations, Vitamins, and proper Grooming of the dogs. The breeder will coup up all the expenses he/she spent to provide a healthy breed to you so expect a little expensive.
Nowadays hundreds of thousands of dogs are being abandoned that’s why instead of buying I suggest you adopt! Support those in need give them love and a home to stay for the rest of their life.
Note: The expenses of Taking care of a Dogs does not end in buying one after you bought or adopt your Dog you must provide their necessary needs, like Visit Vet ones a year for their health check-up, Complete and follow up Vaccinations, Foods and provide Vitamins as their maintenance and the most important is Time to play