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Sleek and muscular, the Pointer has a dashing appearance and is hard-wired to hunt.
Height: 23 to 28 inches at shoulder
Weight: 45 to 75 pounds (males average 65 pounds, females average 55 pounds)
Coat: short and smooth
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Breed Group: Sporting Dogs
Bred for several hundred years to "point" birds and small game such as rabbits, the Pointer is a versatile field dog and exceptional family dog. He excels in many arenas, from the field to the show ring, agility to obedience. Energetic and fun-loving, he's well suited to active homes where he'll be a member of the family.
Ease at being home alone
Affectionate with family
Good for novice owners