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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.

 

 

Head:

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:

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

 

 

Color:

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

 

 

Size:

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

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

 

 

Gait:

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

 

 

Temperament:

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


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