When we asked Pointer owners back in 2015 what would surprise most people about their breed, we not only got an assortment of responses, but wonderful pictures to make the point:
Pointers love sleeping under covers!
Pointers can do other things besides hunt. Seen below is “Rosco, who has been trained in Search and Rescue work since he was 9 months old. As of 2015, Rosco was NAPWDA certified in tracking and trailing, and flew through his Obedience certification off leash (with birds on the field!):
Pointers are not just “outside hunting dogs,” and they’re not “all-energy-all-the-time” dogs. They can be excellent couch potatoes!
…and they learn to “do their thing” at a very young age:
Pointers are highly “kissable:”
…and they love a good laugh:
Did we mention that they really like sleeping under the covers?
A well exercised Pointer is calm and well behaved in the house:
Pointers make fine snuggle buddies:
Pointers get along! The photo below was taken during blanket laundry time, and all the dogs chose to share every last inch of remaining blankets to be washed. Note: There are seven intact males, and severals girls and puppies in the picture:
Getting back to that whole “able to do other things,” “Rookie,” seen below, underscores the breed’s versatility. Formally known as GCH CH MACH Coralwood Wynot Brew Crew CDX, RN, MX, MXS, MXJ, MJS, XF, “Rookie” is the first Grand Champion/Master Agility Champion in the breed. As of 2015, she continued to compete in Agility and Obedience was expected to earn her Junior Hunter title.
They are wonderful family dogs….
…because they can be so loving!
They’re always hungry:
And they always understand you. No matter how bad your day was, and even if they want to play in the field, they understand that sometimes, we just need downtime on the couch with our best buddy nearby:
Did we mention that they love being under blankets (and pillows!)
Pointers are stinking cute puppies:
Pointers look great in the field, in the ring, and in hats…
Pointers are highly athletic:
…and despite their size, they make fine lap dogs:
Pointers can’t be a wrong color, and they can be a solid color!
Pointers can be taught to have friends of a different feather:
Pointers really do point:
Even if we can’t always see it through the vegetation:
At the end of the day, Pointers are the best friend a girl could ask for!
Do you have a picture of your own Pointer to share? Post it below in the comments section!
Image: English Pointers by Coral Hutchings