About the Old Danish Pointing Dog

Old Danish Pointing Dogs are members of a calm breed of steady character, with plenty of determination and courage. These medium-sized, rectangular dogs are strongly built.

The origin of the breed can be traced back to around 1710 when a man named Morten Bak, through eight generations, was crossing gypsy dogs with local farm dogs and in this way established a pure breed of piebald white and brown dogs called Bakhounds, or Old Danish Pointing Dog.

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

Breed specifics

FCI Group 7
Avg life expectancy
12–14 translations.feature.breeds.years

Determined / Confident / Quiet / Loyal


  • Patient with children and other animals
  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Requires outdoor space