The Pointer Surprise: A Pictorial Story

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, Search and Rescue,Agility

Photo by Helayne Parker

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!):

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Photo by Stacey Alterio

In a pinch, Pointers are excellent stand-ins for bunnies:
Pointers, Search and Rescue,Agility

Photo by Debra Pereira

Pointers are not just “outside hunting dogs,” and they’re not “all-energy-all-the-time” dogs. They can be excellent couch potatoes! 

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Photo of “Odie” by Brooke Colley

…and they learn to “do their thing” at a very young age:

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Photo by Angie Snell Bennett of six week old Pointer puppies on point

Pointers are highly “kissable:”

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Photo by Kristie Reisenweaver

 

Pointers, Search and Rescue,Agility

Photo by Crystal Belveal Lambert

…and they love a good laugh:

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Photo by Kerry Roberts

Did we mention that they really like sleeping under the covers?

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Photo by Liz McLeod

A well exercised Pointer is calm and well behaved in the house:

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Photo of Forest “at work” with his owner, an art professor, by Erin Turner Horan

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Photo by Kat Schmalz

 

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Photo by Lauren Elizabeth

Pointers make fine snuggle buddies:

Pointers, Search and Rescue,Agility

Photo by Kristie Reisenweaver

 

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Photo by Lon Williams

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:

Pointers, Search and Rescue,Agility

Photo by Erin Turner Horan

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.

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“Rookie” was bred by Sally Barton and Katherine Shorter, and owned by Joan Schmeling and Sally Barton. Photo shared by Amanda Lanne-Camilli

They are wonderful family dogs….

Pointers, Search and Rescue,Agility

Photo by Rachael Murphy

…because they can be so loving!

Pointers, Search and Rescue,Agility

Photo by Rachael Murphy

They’re always hungry:

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Photo by Moa Teresia

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:

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Photo by Daniela Weiner

 

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Photo byMolly Volkhardt Hulbert

Did we mention that they love being under blankets (and pillows!)

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Photo by Amanda Lanne-Camilli

Pointers are stinking cute puppies:

Photo of “Ava” by Leonie Schatz

 

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Photo by Debra Pereira

 

Photo of Wendy Sandler Kerchoff’s “Jasmine”

 

Photo by Patrik Berger

Pointers look great in the field, in the ring, and in hats…

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Photo by Tammy Albee

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Photo by Liz McLeod

 

Lisa Fox’s photo of a “working” Pointer

Pointers are highly athletic:

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Photo by Janine Pollard

…and despite their size, they make fine lap dogs:

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Photo by Debra Pereira

Pointers can’t be a wrong color, and they can be a solid color!

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Photo by Mara Spicer

 

Photo of “Bo,” by Danielle Dormaier

Pointers can be taught to have friends of a different feather:

Photo by Christine Burns Rickert of “Charlie” who also gets along with horses, cats, and “his” house rabbit that he guards from the other dogs.

 

Photo by Christine Foreman

Pointers really do point:

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Photo by Andrew Campbell

 

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Photo by Bill Grubbs

 

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Photo by Kerry Roberts

Even if we can’t always see it through the vegetation:

Photo by Amanda Lanne-Camilli of “Daisy”on point

At the end of the day, Pointers are the best friend a girl could ask for!

Pointers, Search and Rescue,Agility

Photo by Kristie Reisenweaver

Do you have a picture of your own Pointer to share? Post it below in the comments section!

Image: English Pointers by Coral Hutchings
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29 thoughts on “The Pointer Surprise: A Pictorial Story”

    • LOL, Cynthia, what a fabulous picture to prove the point! (ha, we made a pun without even trying…point/pointer?)

  1. Love this. I lost my beloved Pointer and partner in life just a month ago. I am heartbroken.

    • We’re so sorry for your loss, Cheryl. They never, ever, EVER live long enough. RIP to your dear companion.

  2. a pointer can be everything anyone could want in a family member, a companion, a friend, a dog, and more ! I started a love affair with them 47 years ago, and still never tire of looking at and loving them ……

    • Patti, this is a priceless pictures, and we’re so appreciative that you shared it with us. One of our favorite anecdotes comes from the dog show world. Sometimes, rings are held in outbuildings at fairgrounds, and on this particular occasion, all the dogs competing for Best of Breed were in the ring. As it happened, some pigeons dared to land on the fencing, and the first dog stopped what he was doing to point at it. All the other dogs in the ring behind him screeched to a stop to honor his point. We wish we could have seen this for ourselves!

  3. What a fabulous collection of pictures, they prove that Pointers are the same the world over…..

  4. Pointers can also be clowns. Bonnygate Master Ghillie in the pic pretending to be Santa Clause!

    Ghillie does Agility training, KCGC training for his Gold Certificate, and Field Trial training. Very occasionally he goes in the show ring too.

    He has a fabulous temperament with people and other dogs alike, and he is very smart, sometimes too smart for his own good – and his owner’s abilities, lol!

    • Linda, Ghillie is wonderful! Thank you for sharing his picture and his accomplishments!

  5. They really do love lounging and cuddling with their people (and each other)!

  6. Pointers are snuggly for sure and love their kitties. Pictured is 5 of my Pointers with 1 of my cats all sleeping together.

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