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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Pointing group.

Weight:

24-55 pounds (11-25 kg).

Height:

20.5-22.8 inches (52-58 cm) at the withers.

Color(s):

Old Danish Pointers are typically white with either light or dark brown spots.

Coat:

These dogs have short coats of dense and thick fur.


Overview

Character:

Old Danish Pointers are very friendly and gentle animals. These dogs are very active and are great companions for families.

Country of Origin:

Denmark.

History:

This breed originated in Denmark around 1710 when Morten Bak, a Danish man, crossed imported Italian or Spanish pointers with several local breeds. The Old Danish Pointer gained official recognition for the first time in 1962 with the Danish Kennel Club and today remains very popular in Denmark.

Name:

This breed is also known as the Gammel Dansk.

Temperament:

Old Danish Pointers are gentle dogs with a very stable and quiet temperament. These dogs are tenacious hunters as well as great family dogs.


Care

Training:

Old Danish Pointers are relatively easy to train and can make great hunters as well as good pets.

Activity:

These dogs are very active and must receive plenty of exercise and have access to plenty of space.

Ownership:

Old Danish Pointers are not suitable for apartment living or for homes with small yards. These active dogs require plenty of space and exercise to keep them happy and healthy. These friendly and stable pointers are wonderful family dogs that behave quietly indoors as long as they receive sufficient exercise and time outdoors. Old Danish Pointers require regular grooming and careful ear care.


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