Sleek and muscular, the Pointer has a dashing appearance and is hard-wired to hunt.
Height: 23 to 28 inches at shoulder
Weight: 45 to 75 pounds (males average 65 pounds, females average 55 pounds)
Coat: short and smooth
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Breed Group: Sporting Dogs
Bred for several hundred years to "point" birds and small game such as rabbits, the Pointer is a versatile field dog and exceptional family dog. He excels in many arenas, from the field to the show ring, agility to obedience. Energetic and fun-loving, he's well suited to active homes where he'll be a member of the family.
Pointer profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Apartment appropriate
Dog friendly
Drooling potential
Ease at being home alone
Predatory tendencies
Watchdog ability
Affectionate with family
Energy level
General health
Good for novice owners