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English pointer adult black and white

English Pointer

English Pointer go about their work in a very aristocratic way. Alert with an impression of strength, speed and stamina, they are renowned for having an even temperament.

About the English Pointer

English Pointers are harmonious and well built, with plenty of grace, exuding strength and suppleness. One of the first breeds to be registered by the F.C.I., as seasoned athletes Pointers are elite performers in every sense.

English Pointers will stop stock still when they observe the game, showing the full splendour of their body, fronted by an expression of determination. It’s truly a marvellous sight to behold.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

United Kingdom
FCI Group 7, AKC Sporting Group
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Alert / Resilient / Athletic / Loving / Even-tempered

Key facts

  • Requires outdoor space
  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Needs little training

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