Called the Cadillac of bird dogs, the Pointer is known for its stamina, phlegmatic personality in the field, and its obedience. As a family dog, the sweet, deeply devoted, highly intelligent qualities are what earn praise. These dogs need a household that is pretty active and a family that makes it a part of many activities. They don’t see themselves as dogs, but as co-members.
1. English Pointers 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. English Pointer Temperament and Training
3. English Pointer Diet and Feeding
English Pointer Diet
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
English Pointer Weight
English Pointers generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with English Pointers. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A English Pointer with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.