Pointer dogs are so called because they adopt a ‘pointing stance’ with one paw raised, the tail arching upwards, and the body stock-still once they trace quarries. Pointer dog breeds very much like hunting dogs or retriever dogs follow the scent trail for locating game birds or other preys. However, unlike retrieving or hunting dog breeds, pointers only point towards games instead of retrieving or fetching them for hunters.
- Uniquely shaped head with a somewhat dished face, arched muzzle, tapering tail, and pointed ears
- Loyal and dedicated
- Intelligent and vigilant
- Needs extensive training