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English Pointer


English Pointer profile

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Lifespan: 12-13 Years

Avg height: 53-64cm

Avg weight: 20-34kg

Coat type: Fine, hard, soft coat.

Coat colours: Orange and white .

Originally bred for: Hunting for hare and birds

Breed traits: Affectionate, loyal, gentle, obedient, energetic.

A little about the English Pointer


The English Pointer can make an excellent companion but requires vigorous exercise to facilitate this. Obedient and full of stamina, they are still used in hunting and field trials today for their speed and pointing. 



The English Pointer does not have any major health concerns. Occasionally they will experience diseases such as Canine Hip Dysplasia, Cerebellar Abiotrophy, Hypothyroidism and Entropian (folding inwards of the eyelids). They are prone to tail injuries and require a large amount of exercise and mental stimulation or can become destructive.

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.