The American Pointer

For more information on this breed contact the American Pointer Club, Inc. at www.americanpointerclub.org

The following information comes from the American Kennel Club.

A hard-driving hunting dog possessing stamina, courage, and the desire to go, the Pointer is bred primarily for sport afield and definitely looks the part. He gives the impression of power and grace, with a noble carriage, an intelligent expression and a muscular body. His short coat can be liver, lemon, black, and orange; either in combination with white or solid-colored.

A Look Back
Pointers first appeared in England around 1650 and were the first breed used to stand game. Before wing-shooting with guns became popular, Pointers were often used to locate and point hares in conjunction with Greyhound coursing. The Pointer’s lineage is foggy, but there is no question that it includes Foxhound, Greyhound, and Bloodhound crossed with some sort of “setting spaniel,” which played an important part in the creation of all modern bird dogs.

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  • Sporting Group; AKC recognized in 1884.
  • Ranging in size from 23 to 28 inches tall at the shoulder and 44 to 75 pounds.
  • Gundog.

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