Old Spanish Pointer 

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Breed Type



12-15 years


Breed Information

Group Extinct
Popularity/Rank 345
Origin England Spain
Other Names Braco Español, Old Spanish Perro de Punta, Spanish Pointer
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) Unavailable
Size Large
Weight Male: 55-66 pounds (25–30 kg),
Female: 52-64 pounds (23.5-29 kg)
Height Male: 24-26 inches (62-66 cm),
Female: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companionship
Date of Origin 18th century
Ancestry Iberian Pointer

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Dense, Hard
Coat Colors Black, Brown, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Amarillo, Marrón, Verde, Azul, Gris
Nose Color Possibilities Negro, Blanco, Gris, Marrón, Naranja
Coat Color Possibilities blanco, negro, marrón, gris, dorado, rojo, azul
Coat Length Corto
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture "Pelo áspero."
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, Pin brush, Undercoat rake, Shedding blade, Grooming mitt, Nail clippers.
Brushing Frequency Once a week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Affectionate, Caring, Intelligent, Loyal
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30-60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2-3 cup a day high-quality dry food formulated for adult dogs and made with high-quality animal proteins, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1.5 cups
Daily Cost $10-$20
Monthly Cost The cost of owning an Old Spanish Pointer varies depending on factors such as food, veterinary care, grooming, and other supplies. On average, you can expect to spend between $50 and $100 per month.


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Old Spanish Pointer  have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies (Once a year.)


The Old Spanish Pointer is a medium-sized breed of dog that originated in Spain. It is an ancient breed, with records of its existence dating back to the 16th century. The Old Spanish Pointer is a loyal and affectionate companion, and makes an excellent family pet.

Appearance: The Old Spanish Pointer has a strong, muscular body with a broad chest and long legs. Its coat is short and dense, usually white or cream in color with patches of black or brown. Its ears are long and floppy, its eyes are dark brown, and its tail is usually docked short.

Lifespan: The average lifespan of the Old Spanish Pointer is between 10-12 years.
Size: The average size of the Old Spanish Pointer ranges from 18-24 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 40-60 pounds.
Weight: The weight range for this breed varies depending on gender; males typically weigh between 40-60 pounds while females typically weigh between 35-50 pounds.
Colors: Common colors for this breed include white or cream with patches of black or brown.
Personality: The Old Spanish Pointer is an intelligent breed that loves to please its owners. They are loyal companions who enjoy spending time with their families and playing games such as fetch or tug-of-war. They can be independent thinkers but respond well to positive reinforcement training methods such as clicker training or reward based systems like treats or praise words when they do something correctly.
Friendliness: This breed gets along well with other dogs, cats, children, and other animals if properly socialized from a young age; however they may be wary around strangers until they get to know them better so it’s important to introduce them slowly into new situations in order to ensure their safety as well as those around them!
Temperament: This breed has an even temperament that makes them great family pets; they are not overly excitable but still have plenty of energy for playtime activities! They also have good watchdog abilities due to their alertness which can help keep your home safe from intruders if needed!
Health: Generally speaking this breed does not suffer from any major health issues; however like all breeds it’s important to keep up on regular vet visits in order to ensure your pet stays healthy throughout their life!
Adaptability Level & Benefits As Pets : This breed adapts well to most living environments whether it be indoors or outdoors; however due to their size they may need more space than some smaller breeds so make sure you have enough room before bringing one home! As far as benefits go these dogs make great companions due to their loyalty and affectionate nature; plus they love being active so you won’t have any trouble finding activities for them both indoors and out!


The Old Spanish Pointer is a breed of dog that was once popular in Spain. The breed is thought to have originated in the early 1800s, and was used for hunting purposes. The Old Spanish Pointer was recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club in 1884. However, the breed's popularity declined in the early 1900s, and by the mid-1900s, the breed was considered to be extinct. In recent years, there has been a resurgence in popularity for the Old Spanish Pointer, and the breed is once again becoming popular.

The Old Spanish Pointer is thought to have originated from a cross between the English Pointer and the Spanish Pointer. The English Pointer is a descendant of the Foxhound, while the Spanish Pointer is thought to be a cross between the Bloodhound and an unknown type of pointer. The Old Spanish Pointer was originally used for hunting purposes, but became popular as a companion dog as well.

The Old Spanish Pointer was once considered to be extinct, but has since made a comeback in popularity. The breed is now recognized by both the American Kennel Club and the United Kennel Club.