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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Gundogs.

Weight:

Females weigh approximately 16-22 kg and males weigh approximately 20-27 kg.

Height:

Approximately 48-60 cm at the withers.

Color(s):

Standard colourings are yellow or chestnut. These dogs can either be solid in colour or have white spots.

Coat:

The coat is a single layer of short, thick fur that lies close to the body.


Overview

Character:

Portuguese Pointers are lively and active dogs that work with enthusiasm. In addition to being multi-purpose hunters, these dogs are also very friendly and affectionate companions.

Country of Origin:

Portugal.

History:

While the origins of this breed remain unknown, the Portuguese Pointer is considered to be an indigenous Portuguese breed. These dogs have existed on the Iberian peninsula since at least the 1300's but are still quite rare outside of Portugal.

Name:

Additional names for this breed include Perdigueiro Portugueso and Portuguese Pointing Dog.

Temperament:

Portuguese Pointers are tenacious and strong-willed dogs. Excellent trackers and retrievers, Portuguese Pointers have a very calm temperament.


Care

Training:

These enthusiastic dogs require firm training, but with the right handler they are relatively easy to train.

Activity:

Portuguese Pointers are very active and require plenty of daily exercise.

Ownership:

Portuguese Pointers are excellent as hunting dogs and as companion animals. Potential owners should keep in mind that these lively dogs require plenty of space and exercise. Portuguese Pointers require regular brushing to maintain the health and appearance of their coats and also require regular ear care.


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