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English Pointer

Dog English Pointer

The English Pointer is a hunting and pointing dog, characterized by its elegant appearance, its bicolor or tricolor coat, and its ability to point the game with its nose up. It is a dog that combines power, endurance, speed and intelligence, and is very appreciated by hunters, especially for hare hunting.

The origin of the English Pointer dates back to the 17th century, where it would come from the crossbreeding between the Portuguese Pointer, the Italian Pointer, the French Pointer and the English Foxhound. It was selected and perfected in England, where it acquired its reputation as the ultimate pointing dog. The English Pointer Club was founded in 1891.

The English Pointer is a medium-sized dog, measuring between 61 and 69 cm at the withers, and weighing between 20 and 34 kg. It has a short, hard, fine, smooth and shiny coat, which can be white with lemon, orange, brown or black. Solid and tricolor coats are also accepted. It has a long and fine head, with a well-defined stop, a dark nose, a concave muzzle and well-developed lips. Its eyes are hazel or brown, expressing liveliness and kindness. Its ears are thin, medium-long, high-set, and ending in slight points. Its body is of mediolinear structure, with a strong, short and slightly arched loin, a well-descended chest and well-rounded ribs. Its tail is medium-long, strong at its base and tapering towards its end, carried at the level of the back without curling.

The English Pointer is a dog with an affectionate, loyal, docile and lively character. It loves its master and would do anything to please him. It is gentle, delicate and attentive with the members of its adoptive family, but it can be reserved with strangers. It is also very independent, and should not be adopted to lie down all day. This dog needs regular and intense physical activity to be happy. It likes to run, explore, play and work. It is a dog that learns quickly and understands what is expected of it. Its education is easy, but it requires firmness and consistency, without resorting to violence. It also needs to learn socialization from an early age, so that it gets along well with other animals and people.

The English Pointer is a robust and rustic dog, which does not present any particular health problems. However, its ears should be monitored, as they can be prone to infections, and its weight, which can increase if it does not exercise enough. It also needs to be protected from cold and humidity, as its short coat does not protect it enough. It needs to be brushed once a week, and its ears and eyes cleaned regularly. Its nails should also be cut if necessary. The English Pointer has a life expectancy of 12 to 14 years.

The English Pointer is a dog that suits sporty, dynamic and passionate hunters. It can live in an apartment, as long as it is taken out often and offered long walks. It can also live in a house, with a fenced garden, where it can exercise at will. It is not made to stay alone for too long, as it can suffer from boredom and separation anxiety. It needs time and attention, and games and intellectual stimulation. The English Pointer costs between 800 and 1200 euros to buy, and requires a monthly budget of about 50 euros for its food and care.

The English Pointer is a hunting and pointing dog, characterized by its elegance, loyalty, intelligence and liveliness. It is a dog that needs a lot of exercise and affection, and that will make the happiness of hunting and nature lovers. It is an ideal companion for active and responsible people, who will offer it a fulfilling and harmonious life.

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