It is amazing and exciting to see a Pointer working birds. Pointers have been bred for generations to be biddable birdy, gun dogs, with a natural intensity to find birds. The chances of a puppy becoming your personal hunting companion is great. Find out more about pointers in the field, as companions or event participants.
Personal Hunting Companion
The Pointer has long been considered the “Cadillac” of bird dogs and been used to find birds for his owner’s table before there were guns to shoot. Pointer’s were taught to “stand tall” and “steady to wing and shot” so the gunner could get a clear shot and a retriever could be sent to fetch the bird. Today, the pointer is used for personal hunting and often retrieving. He is expected to hunt to his master’s voice and to retrieve kindly to hand.
Pointers are biddable, personable dogs with a single objective when turned loose in hunting terrain, that is to find birds. They tend to run hard, fast, and cover as much ground as possible to accomplish their aim. The Pointer may be a considerable distance from the handler at the time of the bird-find, therefore, he must also be trainable, so that he will “stand” his bird until the handler arrives. Although a natural hunter, a little bit of training will make your day a memory to savor.