Category: Sporting Dogs
Facts about Pointer Dogs, "Scientific name for Pointer Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The pointer dog is also known as the English pointer. The first breed of the dog was found in England in the year 1650. The Pointer Dog was a cross breed between the Foxhound, Setter, Greyhound, Newfoundland, Bulldog and Bloodhound, during the early 1700s, the pointers had become popular among hunters as they were used to fetch hare for the Greyhound to hunt. Their name came from the way in which they used to stand motionless when they sported their game which they still do to date. The Pointer Dog is also very fast and can cover a lot of ground in the shortest time possible. It is a powerful hunting dog and the Pointer Dog does not do well in cold weather or in water.
Pointer Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Pointer Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Pointer Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Pointer Dogs eye protected and moist. Pointer Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
The average height of the Pointer Dog male is 22 to 24 inches (55.9 to 60.9 cm) and the average height of the females 21 to 23 inches (53.4 to 58.4 cm) and the average weight is 44 to 66 pounds (19.9 to 29.9 kg) The Pointer Dog has a wide head with a long neck and a deep muzzle with a well-defined stop.
Depending on its breed type, Pointer Dogs nose can be dark brown, back or flesh-colored. Pointer Dog legs are straight and their tail larger at the base and narrow at the tip. Its coat can be of various colors including having either a solid color, tricolor-ed, patched, speckled, orange-marked, black, lemon or primarily white with liver.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Pointer Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Pointer Dogs they have 42 teeth.
Female Pointer Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. When Pointer puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Pointer Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
Female Pointer Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
The Pointer Dog is extremely an enthusiastic hunter full of energy. It is loyal, clean, intelligent and devoted. In addition, it is also affectionate, patient and friendly to both humans and other pets, and can be comfortable around strangers. The Pointer Dog is emotional and can socialize so well especially with its owner. The Pointer Dog requires vigorous exercising as they can have their hunting instincts developing in their early stages of growth.
The number one heath problems amongst Pointer Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Pointer Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. The Pointer dog is Prone to thyroid problems, Neurotropic Osteopathy,(PRA) Progressive Retinal Atrophy, dwarfism, skin and hip dysplasia conditions. The Pointer Dog can be moderately active when indoors and does best with acreage. The Pointer Dog is not recommended for apartments, it does better on a farm or a house in the country with lots of land. If you keep a Pointer Dog in the suburbs make sure you have a good fenced in back yard so it can run for exercise. The Pointer Dog can live up to thirteen to fourteen years.
Pointer Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Pointer Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Pointer Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
When purchasing a Pointer Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The Pointer Dog belongs to the Sporting Group and in 1884 they were recognized by (AKC) American Kennel Club.
A Pointer Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Pointer Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Pointer Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Pointer Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Pointer Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
Average body temperature for a Pointer Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Pointer Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.