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Breed Standards for the English Pointer



General Appearance:

The Pointer combines athletic grace and power with a lean, muscular body, noble hear, alert expression, and noble carriage.




Square, deep muzzle; nose slightly higher at tip than at stop; Long head with pronounced stop; Rounded eyes; Thin, soft, hanging ears, somewhat pointed at tip




Tail tapering, straight, carried near the line of the back




Liver, lemon, black, orange, either solid or mixed with white




Weight:  male: 55-75 lb;  female: 45-65 lb

Height:   male: 25-58”;  female: 23-26




Smooth and powerful.  Tail lashes from side to side when the dog gaits.




Gentle and sweet but may be too energetic and boisterous at times for very small children

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