Answer: No! Although these pooches only shed their fur in a very limited manner, still they are not considered to be a hypoallergenic breed. But they do make a fine pet to those people who don’t want to take care of a lot of canine hair in their homes.
Answer: Yes! Pointers are awesome playmates for a small child. These pooches are energetic, smart and playful in nature and they also remain fairly gentle and careful whenever they are around kids. Pointers love to spend their time with a happy and fun-loving child and that’s why it is a pretty suitable breed for kids of all ages.
Answer: Yes! Pointers are tremendously friendly and amiable with other canines. They always get very excited when meeting new pooches and they are known to make new canine-friends in almost no time. They are warm and affectionate with other dogs belonging to any breed and thus Pointers are a wonderful option for those families who are looking to raise two canines in their home at the same time.
Answer: Pointers do require a fair amount of training and socialization from their owners so as to become a bit more warm and friendly with some smaller household pets such as cats. But once they have received proper guidance and are introduced to a variety of cats at a young age, then these pooches can definitely learn to harmoniously co-exist with the members of the feline family.
Answer: No! Pointers do not have the right amount of aggression that is required to be a decent guard dog. But they do make pretty good watchdogs instead. These pooches are great at looking after their homes and property and they can effectively alert their owners in case of an intruder or a trespasser.
Answer: Generally, Pointers are not considered to be great apartment dogs. They are immensely active and athletic in nature and they need a lot of space for themselves where they can freely move and spend the ample amount of energy that is present inside their body. These canines mostly do best in houses with big yards or gardens.
Answer: Pointers don’t shed a lot. These pooches only shed their fur on rare occasions and that too in a fairly limited and controlled manner.
Answer: A dog with low maintenance needs is probably a good choice for first-time or novice owners. And, that’s why Pointers are not believed to be a suitable breed for the inexperienced owners as these pooches have enormous exercise requirements that can be very overwhelming for a new or first-time owner. This canine needs a lot of work on a regular basis to remain fully satisfied and without it, this pooch can become highly bored and restless. Pointers are best suited for experienced and active owners.
Answer: No! The Pointers do not excessively or unnecessarily bark. They mostly vocalize when they want to grab their family members’ attention or when they are looking after their homes and property, but apart from this, they are not known to bark all that much.
Answer: Pointers require a lot of exercise on a daily basis to be in the right shape. These pooches should be taken to long walks or jogging sessions in a properly fenced area where they can freely move. They are highly energetic and playful as well, thus, regular playtime is very important for them as it not only keeps them active and moving but it also makes them happy and cheery which is good for their mental health and well-being. These canines also do pretty good in various dog competitions and sporting events like agility, obedience, tracking et cetera, if they remain well-exercised and properly trained.
Answer: Pointers are not the kind of canines that can live all alone in their homes for a long period of time without their loved ones and family members. These pooches require the assistance and attention of their close ones and if they are continuously left alone for extended periods of time, they can gradually become highly bored, frustrated and demotivated which is not only bad for their mental health but it will also lead to the development of various bad habits in these canines like incessant barking, furniture chewing et cetera.
Answer: Yes! Pointers are quite easy to train. These pooches are always excited to learn some new things from their owners and as they are very devoted and faithful to their loved ones, they are known to listen to every command of their owners and family members quite intently. They are highly responsive and attentive during the training sessions and they mostly learn all the things which are taught to them fairly quickly.
Answer: Pointers don’t have a lot of grooming requirements due to their short coats. They only need weekly brushing to avoid any matting issues. Their bathing needs are also minimal and a bath once every month is more than enough for them. But it is important to regularly clean their ears so as to minimize the risks of ear infections. Their teeth can also be brushed on an occasional basis but their nails should be trimmed whenever it is needed as overly long nails can be painful to a canine especially while walking or running.
Answer: Pointers have a pretty decent tolerance to high temperatures and heat. They can comfortably reside in warm areas and they do not need a lot of protection and care from their owners if the temperature outside the house starts to increase.
Answer: Their tolerance to cold is fairly subpar. They are not made for extremely chilly and low-temperature areas and it is mainly due to their short coat which does not provide a lot of protection against cold. These canines mostly do well in regions that are warm and balmy.
Answer: Yes! Pointers are highly intelligent canines that have great thinking and problem-solving skills. These pooches are fast-learners and their power of retention is fairly decent as well.
Answer: With proper training and socialization, Pointers can become fairly sociable and friendly with strangers. These pooches may seem a bit reserved at first when meeting someone new, but after a while, they can be adequately warm and cordial with them.
Answer: No! Pointers do not drool excessively. These pooches mostly drool after eating their meal or drinking their water, but apart from this, they don’t slobber all that much.
Answer: No! Pointers are reasonably priced canines that should be fairly affordable for most people out there. When discussing whether these canines are high-maintenance or not, then it varies from person to person. Pointers are easy to groom and train and they are fairly adaptable in nature. But they also have pretty high exercising needs and without them, they can become very restless and frustrated. So, for a regular person, these pooches might be a little high-maintenance as it takes a lot of effort to fulfill their exercise needs, but for an active and sporty owner, these canines are not that hard to maintain.
Answer: Pointers have an above average availability in India. Their numbers are quite good in most of the bigger cities like Delhi, Mumbai et cetera, but their availability is still on a lower side when it comes to the several smaller regions of India.
Answer: The average price of a Pointer puppy in India is around ₹20,000 to ₹30,000. But there are a lot of factors that affect their price in the country and because of that, the cost of bringing a Pointer puppy home can go fairly high.
Answer: Many Pointers do like swimming and playing various games in the water. These canines are comfortable and happy when they are inside a pool and because swimming requires a fair amount of physical effort, it can be included as a regular activity in a Pointer’s exercising schedule. But always remember proper supervision and protection measures are a must whenever a canine is inside the water.
Answer: Pointers mostly come in a combination of white and any of the following colors that are listed below:
Answer: Pointer is a fairly healthy breed that has a decent lifespan of about 12-15 years. Some of these pooches may even live past 15 years of age if they are consistently given proper care, nutrition, exercise, and protection.
Answer: Most common health problems found in the Pointers are hip dysplasia, epilepsy, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), hypothyroidism, and allergies.