Portuguese Pointer Puppies

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An intelligent, active, and affectionate family dog

The Portuguese Pointer, a medieval royal hunting dog, makes a great family pet who is intelligent and loveable. They train easily and need a fair amount of activity each day.

Portuguese Pointer At a Glance

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Portuguese Pointer At a Glance

  • Size: 20"-22", 35-59 lbs
  • Lifespan: 14 years
  • Energy Level: high
  • Coat: Short-Length, Dense, Coarse, Sleek
  • Shedding: light
  • Hypoallergenic: No
  • Dog Group: Sporting
  • Common Nicknames:

Portuguese Pointer Breed Guide

Learn More About Portuguese Pointers

  • Temperament

    Portuguese Pointers are eager to please and very intelligent, making them easy to train. They are also very affectionate towards their owner and children, making them good family dogs. They can get uneasy around strangers and other dogs but do well if properly acquainted with them.

  • Health

    The Portuguese Pointer is a relatively healthy breed without any known health issues specific to the breed.

  • Activity Level

    Portuguese Pointers are energetic dogs and will need at least an hour of exercise per day. Off-leash exercise is best, if possible, so a fenced-in yard is perfect for them.

  • Grooming

    The Portuguese Pointer's short, dense coat doesn't require much grooming. It naturally repels dirt, so baths are only needed once or twice a year. An occasional brushing helps to remove dead hair.

  • Shedding

    Portuguese Pointers shed a moderate amount.

  • Appearance

    The Portuguese Pointer's short, dense coat is usually red or fawn with cream accents. These dogs have square frames, floppy ears, and squared, broad muzzles with black noses.

  • History

    Portuguese Pointers were bred in the middle ages for Portuguese Royalty. They were often gifted to other countries' monarchs. They made excellent bird-hunting dogs and still do today.