lelethaomus: does any one know about pointer dogs?
she is about 1 or2 and is still in her puppy mode.
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Answer by yetti
What do you want to know......
They will stay "puppies" for a while.....they are sporting dogs...meaning they have lots of energy and lots of exercise. Daily walks are good also things that will make them run and find...like fetch....this will help work off the energy and give them a "job"
Answer by JKT
The Pointer, also known as the English Pointer, is powerful, graceful and aristocratic. It carries its head proudly. The pointer has an alert expression and a well-muscled, athletic body. The nose is set higher than the rest of the muzzle. The stop is well-defined. Its upper lip is full but not slack. The eyes are hazel or chestnut depending on the color of the coat. The medium-sized ears are pendant and somewhat pointed. The teeth should form a level or scissors bite. The neck is long. The tail is straight and tapered and is never docked. The feet are oval. Dewclaw removal on the front legs is optional. The short, sleek, shiny coat comes in primarily white, but may be liver, lemon, black or orange, either solid, patched or speckled. Tri-colored is also permitted. The nose should be the same color as the marking on the coat.
The English Pointer is full of energy and go-power. Loyal and devoted he is a true friend. Kind and patient with children, he is a dashing gentleman. The Pointer is affectionate, intelligent and clean. An energetic and enthusiastic hunter, yet calm at home. Wise and adaptable to every situation. Socialize well at an early age to combat a tendency for timidity. Some can be high-strung. They tend to be a bit willful, distractible and reserved with strangers. It will bark at suspicious noises, but it is not a watchdog. Show lines tend to produce better pets. Field lines are often too active and hunt-oriented to make good pets. Hunting instincts develop early. Puppies, even at eight weeks old, often display pointing behavior. These fairly independent dogs are generally good with other pets and are not usually dog-aggressive.
Height: Dogs 22-24 inches (55-62cm.) Bitches 21-24 inches (54-60cm.)
Weight: 44-66 pounds (20-30kg)
Prone to hip dysplasia, thyroid and dwarfism. Also skin conditions.
These dogs are not recommended for apartment life. They are moderately active indoors and do best with acreage.
Exercise is of paramount importance for these tireless energetic animals. They are more than a match for even the most active family and they should not be taken on as family pets unless they can be guaranteed plenty of vigorous exercise. If under- exercised, this breed can become restless and destructive.
About 13-14 years.
The smooth coat of the Pointer is very easy to groom. Just brush regularly with a firm bristle brush and bathe only when necessary. A rub with a piece of toweling or chamois will leave the coat gleaming. Check the feet also, especially after the dog has been exercising or working. Dry the dog thoroughly after hunting to prevent chilling. Examine the ears regularly. This breed is an average shedder.
According to the most credible hypothesis, the Pointer was developed two centuries ago by crossing among the Italian Pointer, the Foxhound, the Bloodhound, the Greyhound, the Newfoundland, the Setter, and the Bulldog. This is an almost unbelievable mix, but it certainly has produced an outstanding result. The modern Pointer has existed for about eighty years. The Pointer is named for the motionless stance the dog assumes once he has found game. The direction of the point tells the hunter where the game is hiding. The first recorded mentions of the Pointer in England date from around 1650, when the Pointer was used to find hare for the Greyhound to hunt. By the early 1700's the Pointer became the dog of choice. The Pointer is renowned for his scenting prowess. He works very quickly, covering a lot of ground. The Pointer is particularly good on upland birds, but adapts well to other game. The breed has excellent endurance in warm weather, but is not suited to very cold conditions. Working best on land he is not very comfortable in water. He has a legendary tracking and pointing skills, but is not usually expected to retrieve game. A competitive dog, the Pointer still dominates Pointing Field Trials over all other pointing breeds. Today, the Pointer is a family hunting dog and companion.
Gun Dog, AKC Sporting
Answer by Stephanie P
a lot of dogs have this thing that they think they r going to be puppies forever. trust me every night i get squished by a 50 pound border collie mix who thinks he is a yorkie. trust me this is very normal for a lot of dogs
Answer by Steel
Pointers are extremely active dogs, so expect her to be active for her whole life. Give her lots and lots of exercise, preferably romping free in a fenced area. If she is able to run to her heart's content, she should act a little more calmly when you need her to.
Obedience train her. Like all dogs, pointers need obedience training to be well-behaved. The "sit" and "come" commands are probably the most useful, so teach these to begin with. Training your dog in a firm, consistent, but gentle way teaches your dog to recognize you as leader. I recommend taking her to obedience classes, or if you want to do it yourself, find a good website or book.
Is she spayed? Do it now, if you haven't already. Spaying a dog will help prevent numerous health problems and certain behavior problems as well.
Answer by dogsdogman
All I know is they point out the quarry to the hunters that's why they call them pointers.
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