Pointer dogs love to run and will need a lot of exercise, but apart from this they are very low maintenance. They were originally bred as gun dogs and are the consummate professional when it comes to hunting. They can flush out game, point and retrieve and they have the stamina to keep going all day. They are a great family pet and are very low maintenance except for their need for lots of exercise.
Like other sporting breeds such as the Hungarian Vizsla, the English Springer Spaniel, the English Setter, the German Shorthaired Pointer, the Irish Setter and the Gordon Setter, these dogs enjoy frequent company with their master. They are not breeds for people who are going to be at work all day and want a dog that will be happy alone in the back yard.
The average lifespan is around 14 years, but they can live for up to 16 years with the right diet, genetics and lifestyle.
They usually grow to about 63-70 cm in height and weigh between 18 and 25 kgs in peak condition.