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Old Danish Pointer

It's easy to tell apart male and female Old Danish Pointers. The former are powerful and solidly built, the latter lighter, livelier, and more impulsive.

About the Old Danish Pointer

Old Danish Pointers 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 Dogs.

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

Breed specifics

Country
Denmark
Group
FCI Group 7
Size category
Large
Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Determined / Confident / Quiet / Loyal

Key facts

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

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