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Portuguese Pointer

Portuguese Pointer

Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-14 Years

Portuguese Pointer Build Information

The Portuguese Pointer is a hunting and gun dog with a long history as a royal bird dog. Their coat is short, dense, weather resistant, and easy to care for. They are a medium size breed measuring 19 to 22 inches tall and they can weigh from 35 to 55 pounds. This dog is not only a great hunter but sweet and loyal as well.

Length (Male):19-25 in.
Length (Female):18-20 in.
Weight:26 - 40 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

Portuguese Pointers are active dogs and need to get out for walks several times a day if they are not being used for hunting. They are quick to learn and respond well to positive training methods.

Activity Level:Very Active
Affection Level:Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Rough

Portuguese Pointer Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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