Family: gundog, pointer
Area of origin: England
Original function: Pointing
Average size of male: Ht: 25-28, Wt: 55-75
Average size of female: Ht: 23-26, Wt: 45-65
Other names: English pointer
Pointer Dog Temperament
The pointer is a true wide-ranging hunter, which means that he not only is an excellent bird dog but also has the stamina to run for hours. Consequently, he needs lots of exercise or he can become frustrated and destructive. Because he is ever on the lookout for birds, he is easily distracted from everyday matters, but he is nearly impossible to distract once on point. He is gentle and sweet but also can be energetic and boisterous at times. Like many sporting breeds, he can be found in field or show types; the field type is generally smaller and perhaps more active.