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- Barbara Woodhouse, Irish author and dog trainer


Pointer puppy

Fastforwards Dapper Dan

Pointer adult
Fastforwards Dapper Dan

The Pointer is a descendent of European hunting dogs. However, he was developed into the dog we see today by a British breeder named Major Arkwright. 

The British wanted a dog that was faster, had greater stamina and concentration, and a better nose than the European hunting dogs. 

By the mid 1800s, various crossings had created the modern Pointer. 

Bred for sport, Pointers are named for their function, which is to find birds and then freeze "on point" until the hunter locates them. They are excellent gun dogs and considered one of the most effective of the sporting dogs.

The Pointer stands up to 28 inches tall at the shoulder. He has a short, smooth coat in liver, lemon, black, or orange, sometimes solid but usually with white. Grooming requirements are minimal.

Sleek, muscular, and task-oriented, the Pointer is an energetic and devoted hunting dog. First time dog owners should be cautious before taking on this breed. His owner must find a way to channel his tremendous energy by giving him a job to do. Confinement without vigorous exercise may result in a hyperactive dog.

Obedience training and socialization will make the Pointer a good house pet. He tolerates other animals well and is playful and loving with children. 

He does best in a rural environment where there is plenty of room to run off his boundless energy. The key to this dog's mental and physical well-being is activity! His owner must be willing and able to devote the time and energy required.

 
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Pointer Club of Canada

BC All Breed Pointer Club
Vancouver Island Pointing Dog Club
Calgary Pointing Dog Club
Kim Brunen, Director,
Box 499
Crossfield, AB T0M 0S0
(403) 964-5908
 kbrunen@shaw.ca

 

 

 

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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Chris Bibby, Fastforward Kennels
British Columbia





 

 

British Columbia 

Kennel/Website

Chris Bibby
5942 Okanagan Street
Oliver, BC  V0H 1T0
(250) 485-2128
Email:
chris@fastforwardkennels.ca

Fastforward Kennels


Jill Koch
Maple Ridge, BC  
(604) 467-4770
Email:
pointers@telus.net

Nowwithem Reg'd



Ontario 

Kennel/Website

Rhoda, Wally and Kyle Ace
6109 Main Street
Osgoode, ON   K0A 2W0
(613) 826-3200
Email: 
yakityak@theacefamily.com

Yakityak


Murray Spearin and Deanna Ross
571 Cresswell Road
Little Britain, ON  K0M 2C0
(705) 786-3669
Email:
info@canadianpointers.ca

Perryglen





 
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Did you know?

"Ace", the Pointer
 who was selected to win the sporting group in the movie "Best In Show"
is Can/Am Ch Nowwithem Accept No Substitute, CD, FD, JH, 
bred and owned by Jill Koch. 

The movie was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia

 

 

 

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