Old Danish Pointer Description
It has traditionally been used as a pointing dog. The Old Danish Pointer has an impressive build. It should be somewhat muscular, and the tail should hang low. The ears should be long and carried next to the sides of the head. The chest is a bit broad, and the stop should not be prominent. These dogs should weigh no more than 77 pounds, and they should stand at a maximum height of 22 inches.
Also Known As
- Dansk Honsehund
- Old Danish Bird Dog
Country of Origin
The Old Danish Pointer is a courageous breed that will show large amounts of determination in the field. These dogs are relatively quiet, and are excellent hunters. They can be utilized in both large and small areas. This dog is normally cheerful when it is given the physical activity it needs. Though it can be slow at times, and it can move quickly when it is necessary. These dogs are excellent for families, as they are good with children, and they may perform well with other pets if they are properly socialized while they are puppies.
The Old Danish Pointer is a fairly health breed that does not suffer from any serious health problems. Hip dysplasia may be an issue because of their size, but they are a very healthy breed. The Old Danish Pointer will have a maximum life expectancy of about 13 years.
The need for exercise is mandatory for owners who do not want to have problems with this dog. The Old Danish Pointer will maintain a cheerful disposition as long as it is given the exercise it needs. These dogs have large amounts of stamina, and they need a venue to utilize this energy. They should not be purchased by owners who do not have the time or the desire to give them a sufficient amount of exercise. They are also not a good dog for people who live in apartments or small homes.
Special Grooming Needs
The Old Danish Pointer has a short coat that does not need a large amount of grooming. Like many hunting dogs, the appearance was not especially important to those who bred it. A firm brush should be used on a consistent basis. They should only be given a bath when it is necessary, and this breed may only shed a standard amount of fur.