An English Pointer, often called simply a Pointer, is a breed of dog developed as a gun dog. It is one of several pointer breeds. more...
The standard colourings of an English Pointer are liver, lemon, orange or black. These can be solid colours, or a combination white Speckles, and patches are also acceptable. Black and white pointers are sometimes confused with Dalmatians. Dalmatians have a great number of small spots, whereas Pointers have a few large spots.
The average life span of a Pointer is 12 to 17 years.
Four breeds went into the development of the Pointer: the Foxhound, Bloodhound, Greyhound, and English Bull Terrier.
When Pointers work with hunters, they are often used in combination with a retriever, to point out the prey to the retriever, using the pointer stance.
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