Is a Pointer Right for You?
“Here is an animal whose every movement shows him to be a wide-awake, hard-driving hunting dog possessing stamina, courage, and the desire to go. And in his expression are the loyalty and devotion of a true friend to man.”
– American Kennel Club Pointer Breed Standard
If you are looking for an active, friendly, and versatile dog, look no further than the Pointer. Pointers are friendly and intelligent dogs with a strong build and high energy level. Their impressive physical strength and stamina, coupled with their intense desire to be part of the family, makes them the perfect companion for active homes. Pointers will enjoy any sport or game you teach them. They are versatile enough to run all day and still enjoy sharing the sofa with you at night.
They are true sporting dogs who require regular, vigorous exercise, as well as mental stimulation. These athletic dogs were bred to be reliable hunting companions. As pets, they require owners who can commit to providing them with an outlet for their physical and mental energy, such as hiking/running, obedience training, hunting, agility, or scent work.
Pointers respond well to patient, positive training. If you have an active lifestyle, along with the time and patience to properly train a Pointer, you will be rewarded with a loyal companion for life.