The Pointer appeared first in England in 1650 and he was the first breed used to stand game. Prior to guns being used, he would locate and point hares as well as Greyhound coursing. Although his exact lineage is vague, it’s believed that his ancestors included the Greyhound, Foxhound and Bloodhound and some type of “setting” spaniel, a formula for creating all modern bird dogs.
He’s a courageous dog with stamina and a muscular body. He’s intelligent, alert, graceful and calm so he’s good as a companion at home or out hunting. His coat’s colour can be orange and black, lemon, liver as a solid colour or mixed with white. His coat is short and only needs minimal care. He stands at 23 – 28 inches.