English Pointer

Other name: The Pointer

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Life expectancy

The English Pointer has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 24 and 26 in
Male Between 25 and 27 in

Adult weight

Female Between 44 and 66 lb
Male Between 44 and 66 lb
Coat colour
Black White Brown
Type of coat
Very short
Eye colour

Purchase price

The English Pointer costs between £560 and £800

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More details about the English Pointer

English Pointer: Origins and history

The Pointer is one of the most famous, widespread breeds in the world, but their origins remain uncertain. According to some authors, the English Pointer derives from the Italian Pointer, however, according to others, they come rather from the Braque de Burgos or the Portuguese Pointer. It is likely that the Pointer originated in France and that they went to England where their breeding continued and was perfected. The crossing with a Foxhound seems plausible.

FCI classification of the English Pointer

  • Group 7 - Pointing Dogs

  • Section 2 : British and Irish Pointers and Setters

Training a English Pointer

The Pointer is certainly one of the most docile hunting dogs. They have a very rare obedience so are very pleasant to work with.

Of course, training, as for all dogs, must begin early and respect the principles of positive education to create and strengthen a real relationship of trust between the dog and master.

English Pointer: Purchase price

The price of an English Pointer varies according to the origin, age and sex. A pedigree Pointer costs up to around £800.

Regarding the average budget to meet the needs of a dog of this size, it costs around £35 a month.

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