meet thePointer

theHistory

Training &Temperament

​The list of this quintessential gundog’s attributes is a long one: loyalty, intelligence, friendliness, strength, grace, stamina, and of course, breathtaking beauty when on point. A high-energy breed, Pointers make excellent runner’s companions, and active kids will appreciate a playmate that won’t poop out before they do. As pets, they do best with enclosed running room to expend some energy. Pointers long to be full-fledged family members, and early socialization and training will make that possible.

  • Children

    Yes

    94% agree

  • Other Pets

    Yes

    92%agree

  • Training

    Yes

    93% agree

  • Time Alone

    Yes

    69% agree

Did You Know?

The first Pointers appeared in England about 1650.

The Pointer was the first dog used to stand game.

Pointers seem to display the hunting instinct at around 2 months of age.

The Pointer has always been bred for type as well as field ability, and today they are also eagerly proving their versatility in other performance sports.

Pointers were originally used in conjunction with Greyhounds in the 17th century.

Pointers were one of the first eight breeds registered in America in 1878, and were recognized by the AKC when it was founded in 1884.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.

Colors

Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black 007
Black & White 019
Lemon 114
Lemon & White 115
Liver 123
Liver & White 125
Orange 133
Orange & White 134

Markings

Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Black Points 019
Liver points 444
Self-colored points 445
Ticked 013