The Pointer has an alert, intelligent expression and a muscular body that gives the impression of compact power and agile grace.
Lifespan: 12–17 yr
Height: 24–27 in
Weight: 44–82 lb
Pointers have relatively low-maintenance coats. Weekly brushing with a soft-bristle brush or a hound glove is typically enough to remove loose hair and keep your pup's coat looking clean and glossy. It's important to trim your Pointer's nails regularly. Overgrown nails can be painful and could eventually lead to issues walking or running. And finally, maintaining good dental hygiene is essential for any dog's long-term health. In addition to scheduling professional dental cleanings, aim to establish an at-home routine that includes regular teeth brushing.
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Pointers are more prone than other breeds to bloat (also known as twisted stomach). To help prevent bloat, break your dog's food up into several meals a day, and use a food bowl designed to slow their rate of eating. Also, avoid feeding your Pointer immediately before or after any kind of vigorous activity. These are just a few ways you can help prevent this life-threatening condition. Consult your veterinarian about other methods, including surgical options, for preventing bloat.
Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.