USD $400-$500 Price Avg.

Gun Dog



Breed Type



12-15 years


Breed Information

Group Gun Dog
Popularity/Rank 113
Origin England
Other Names English Pointer
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $400-$500
How much does it cost to purchase a Pointer?
The price of a Pointer will vary from breeder to breeder as well as from place to place. As a rough guide, you should expect to pay between $400 to $500 per Pointer if you purchase from a reputable breeder. Prices will be higher for show-quality dogs with a distinguished pedigree. Adult dogs who have already been trained may cost even more. It is usually less expensive to adopt a Pointer through a shelter.
Size Medium
Weight 44-66 pounds (20-30 kg)
Height Male: 22-24 inches (55-62 cm),
Female: 21-24 inches (54-60 cm)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Recognized by AKC
The American Kennel Club in 1878 as a Sporting breed. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Hunting, Pointing, Retrieving
Date of Origin 1600s
Ancestry Bulldog, Hound, Newfoundland Dog, Pointer, Setter

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Dense
Coat Colors Black, Brown, White, Yellow
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown, Hazel
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Isabella
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Isabella, White
Coat Length Small
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Nail Clipper, Pin Brush, Scissors
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Active, Affectionate, Amiable, Caring, Intelligent, Kind, Loyal, Outright, Tempered
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 Yes
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Yes
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Yes
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 12 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 45 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 2.5 cups
Daily Cost $1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost $34.00 - $45.00


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


The Pointer is a medium-sized breed of dog that is known for its intelligence, loyalty, and athleticism. The Pointer has a strong, muscular body with a short coat that comes in a variety of colors. The most common colors are white and black, but they can also be found in liver and orange. They have long ears that hang down to the sides of their head and an alert expression on their face.

The lifespan of the Pointer is typically between 12-14 years when properly cared for. They usually weigh between 45-75 pounds and stand at around 21-25 inches tall at the shoulder.

The Pointer is an intelligent breed with an eagerness to please its owners. They are loyal companions who love to be active and enjoy spending time outdoors running or playing fetch with their owners. They are also very friendly towards other dogs, children, and other animals if properly socialized from a young age.

The temperament of the Pointer is generally calm but alert when necessary. They make great watchdogs as they will bark to alert their owners if something seems out of place or suspicious in their environment.

When it comes to health issues, the Pointer is generally considered to be quite healthy overall but may suffer from hip dysplasia or eye problems such as cataracts or glaucoma if not properly cared for throughout its life span.

In terms of adaptability level, the Pointer does well in both urban and rural environments as long as it gets plenty of exercise each day either through running or playing fetch with its owner(s). As far as benefits go, having a pointer dog as a pet can provide companionship while also providing protection due to its natural watchdog abilities mentioned earlier on in this article!


The Pointer is a dog breed that was developed in England in the late 1600s. The Pointer was bred to be a hunting dog, and was used to point out game birds for the hunter to shoot. The Pointer became very popular in England, and soon spread to other European countries. However, the Pointer nearly became extinct in the early 1900s due to a lack of interest in hunting. Fortunately, the Pointer was saved by a few dedicated breeders, and the breed has since become popular again.

The Pointer is thought to be descended from several different breeds of hunting dogs, including the Spanish pointer, the English setter, and the foxhound. The first recorded mention of the Pointer breed was in 1688, when an English writer described a dog that “points” at game birds. The Pointer became very popular with hunters in England, and soon spread to other European countries such as France and Germany.

The Pointer nearly became extinct in the early 1900s due to a lack of interest in hunting. Fortunately, the breed was saved by a few dedicated breeders who kept the breed alive. In recent years, thePointer has become popular again as a companion dog and family pet.