Portuguese Pointer Description
The Portuguese Pointer is a dog breed that originates in Portugal. It has commonly been used as a gun dog, and it is well suited to this purpose. This dog has an appearance that is very impressive. The body has a good equilibrium, and the tail will often be docked to half its length. The body frame of these dogs should have the shape of a square, and the tail should be held down when the dog is not active, but even with the top of the back when it is exciting. The coat texture of these dogs should be similar to velvet. The acceptable coat colors are brown, yellow, and white marks. The ears should hang to the sides of the head, and the nose should be prominent. These dogs should weigh no more than 59 pounds, and they should stand at a maximum height of 20 inches.
Also Known As
- Perdigueiro Português
- Portuguese Pointing Dog
Country of Origin
The Portuguese Pointer is a courageous dog that is loyal and reliable to those that care for it. It has a peaceful demeanor, and it is friendly and cheerful. These dogs have a number of characteristics that make them excellent use as gun dogs. They are highly alert, and they are quick to obey commands. While they are good with families, their behavior with other dogs and small animals is not well known. If it is properly socialized as a puppy, it should get along with both children and other animals.
The Portuguese Pointer is a healthy breed. They do not suffer from a large number of genetic health problems. This breed may have a maximum life expectancy of 13 years.
These dogs need more than the average amount of exercise. There were bred to be gun dogs, and they will display an exceptional amount of endurance and energy. They will perform best will physically active families that hike, jog, or hunt. They may not be good for people who live in small homes or apartments. It is important for owners to make sure they are given the space they need.
Special Grooming Needs
The Portuguese Pointer has a short coat that will not need extensive amounts of grooming. Owners will simply want to make sure the coat is brushed or combed on a consistent basis. A damp towel or chamois may also be used to give the coat an impressive shine. These dogs should only be bathed when they need it. The Portuguese Pointer may only shed a standard amount of fur.