Spanish Pointer

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Vital Statistics:
Place of Origin: Spain
Group: Scenthound
Height: 19-22 1/2 in.
Weight: 59-72
Life span: n/a
Trainability: high
Good with children: yes
Good with other pets: yes

What is the origin of the Spanish Pointer?

The Spanish Pointer, rarely seen outside of Spain, is a result of a crossing with the Sabeuso Espanol, a scent hound. It has been bred into a shorter, more compact size leading to increased speed and agility. Its popularity declined in the early 1900s, but rediscovery of its abilities in the late 20th century has brought the Spanish Pointer back in favor.

What does the Spanish Pointer look like?

The Spanish Pointer is 19-22 1/2 inches tall and weighs about 59-72 lbs. Its head is broad. Ears are long and hanging. The tail is docked. Its coat is short and shiny. Colors are white with liver or liver with gray-white ticking. Brush regularly.

What is the temperament of the Spanish Pointer?

The Spanish Pointer is always eager to please. They train easily and learn quickly. They should have positive obedience training and socialization as with all dogs. They get along well with children and are very tolerant of youngsters. They can get along with other pets as well. They love to swim and on the hunt will jump into water to continue on the scent. The Spanish Pointer needs lots of space and at least a good-sized, securely fenced yard. They need lots of vigorous exercise and are not suited for apartment living.

What is the Spanish Pointer used for?

The Spanish Pointer is still used in the hunt where they are not easily distracted from their business. The are surefooted and can easily traverse difficult terrain. They excel at hunting trials. Best of all, they are wonderful family companions.

Possible Health Issues

Deafness, cataracts, hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, entropion, prone to tail tip injuries

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