English pointer
Gran Bretaña FCI 1

Pointer Inglés

The English pointer It is a dog of great kindness and loyalty to its owner and docile.

The English pointer, Dog shows or Perdiguero, It is a type of dog traditionally used in England.

Originated in the 17TH century, When some English began the breeding of hunting dogs that are adecuasen to the practice of this sport with shotgun. The first canine exhibition held in England only supported Pointer or Spaniel breeds dogs.

As it is the case so many times, There are several theories about the origins of the Pointer. Some experts claim that it is descended from the Braque Francais while others say that their ancestor in Braco English.

A third stream has the opinion that the father of this lineage was Braco Spanish, as this dog was established in Britain by 1793.

The Pointer has been defined as the hunting dog for excellence, under its classic forms. Quick and tireless Hunter, pride of fans of large searches for their great qualities, He knows highlight on land flat and clean.

Equipped with a fine sense of smell, you know perceive the slightest smell of any animal, even in warm and dry climates. Tireless galopador, mood impetuous and search fast.

Physical characteristics

It has a chest width, thighs and legs well-developed and muscular. Oval foot, with arched toes.

Tail medium length, thick at the base, It is refined gradually towards the tip, held at the level of the body.

The fur is fine, short, rigid, perfectly smooth and glossy.

The color It is characterized by the predominance of combinations with the white coat, the colors that are combined are: black, Brown, Orange and yellow.

Unicolores and tri-color copies, According to the standard, they are also supported.

The height to the desired cross, for the male, is of 63 a 69 cm., for the female of 61 a 66 cm.. In males the weight will oscillate between the 20 and 30 Kg, females are lighter…

Usually live between 13 and 14 years.

English pointer: Standard FCI



Skull: Of an average width, in relation to the length of the snout. Pronounced occipital Protuberance.
Depression links (Stop): Well marked.


  • Truffle: Dark, but could be clearer in the case of the fur lemon and white; soft, damp; the Windows are wide open.
  • Snout: Somewhat concave and ends at the level of the truffle, giving the face a spectrum slightly concave. Slight depression under the eyes.
  • Lips: Well-developed and flexible.
  • JAWS / Teeth: The jaws are strong and articulate perfect scissor, regular and complete, that is the upper incisors lining the lower in close contact and are implanted vertically in relation to the jaws.
  • Cheeks: They are not prominent.
  • Eyes: Equal distance from the back of the head and the truffle. Alive with expression of kindness. The eyes are Hazel or brown colour depending on the color of the mantle. They are not or projections, or huraños. The look is not fleeting. The outline of the eyes is dark, but it can be more clear in the case of the fur lemon and white.
  • Ears: The skin is thin. The ears are set quite high. They are located next to the head, slightly pointed and average length in the end.

NECK: Long, muscular, slightly curved, offering a beautiful birth of neck, free Gill.


  • Pork loin: Strong, muscular and slightly vaulted. Short.
  • Breast : You have the just width required for a good range of the sternal region. The sternum descends to the level of the elbows. Well arched ribs, well developed towards the posterior region of the chest, decreases gradually towards spine.

TAIL: Of average length, thick at the base, gradually tapering to the end. Well covered with dense hair and carried level with the back, without presenting curvature upwards. When is the dog in action, the queue be whipped from one side to another.


PREVIOUS MEMBERS: Previous members, the elbow to the ground, they are straight and firm, with good bones. The bones are oval, strong and visible tendons.

  • Shoulder: Long, oblique and well inclined backwards.
  • Carpus: The joint does not exceed the previous member profile and makes a very light outgoing envelope the internal face.
  • Metacarpus: Rather long, strong and elastic, slightly tilted.
  • Front feet: The feet are oval; fingers are tight and well arched, equipped with good pads.

LATER MEMBERS: Very muscular. The bones of the hips are well separated and prominent, but they do not exceed the level of the back.

  • Thigh: Good development.
  • Knee: Well angled.
  • Leg: Good development.
  • Hock: Well descended.
  • Rear feet: The feet are oval; fingers are tight and well arched, equipped with good pads.

MOVEMENT: Meeting. The dog cover much ground. The discharge is given by the later train. Elbows should not be turn neither inwards, or out. In any way the members you must lift high to the shape of a Hackney horse (high gaits or brincantes).


  • Hair: The hair is fine, short, hard and equally distributed, perfectly smooth, straight and well polished.

COLOR: Common colors are lemon and white, Orange and white, liver (brown) and white, black and white. Unicolores and tri-colored coats are equally correct.

SIZE AND WEIGHT: The height to the desired cross, for the male, is of 63 a 69 cm. (25 a 27 inches), for the female of 61 a 66 cm. (24 a 26 inches).

FAULTS: Any deviation from the above criteria is considered missing and the seriousness is considered to the extent of the deviation to the standard and its impact on the health and welfare of the dog, and the ability of the dog to carry out their traditional work.


  • Aggressive or fearful dog.
  • Any dog showing clear physical abnormalities or behavioral signs shall be disqualified.

N.B.: Los machos deben tener dos apariencia testiculos normal completamente descendidos en el escroto.

TRANSLATION: Dr. Federico del Valle.

Character and skills

English Pointer living in family shows quiet, But if you are working will be an energetic and inexhaustible dog. In no case hysterical or aggressive.

This dog is famous - especially- due to its speed, When hunting is going to gallop.

As a pet is very affectionate, quiet, educated, balanced, and somewhat distrustful with strangers.

It is a dog docile and of great kindness and loyalty to its owner.


The English pointer along with the Setter they have been until very recently, the quintessential hunting dogs. But that has changed...

Imágenes del Pointer Inglés
Videos del Pointer Inglés

  • Otros nombres: Perdiguero Inglés / English Pointer / Pointer Inglese.
  • Group 7 / Section 2 – Sample British dog.

Dogs breeds: English pointer

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