Pointer Breed Profile
Among the endearing traits of the Pointer is that they are full of energy, loyal, devoted, kind, patient, affectionate, intelligent, clean, loves to hunt, wise, adaptable, willful, distractable and independent.
This breed of dog is extremely patient with children and is great with family.
Lifespan and Weight
The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 13 to 14 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 44 to 66 lbs.
The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to hip dysplasia, thyroid problems, dwarfism, and skin disorders.
Housebreaking and Shedding
Housebreaking is out of the question for this breed of dog as they prefer the outdoors. Shedding is average, brush every other day.
Best Owner Compatibility
Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.
Where to Buy
The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.
This breed of dog will bark at things that go bump in the night but other than that will make lousy watchdogs.
This breed of dog makes for a lousy watchdog.
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