Portuguese Pointer

Portuguese Pointer


The Portuguese Pointer is a breed of dog from the Iberian Peninsula of Portugal, and its origins date back to the 12th century. Officially classified as a sporting dog, it also falls into the hunting dog category. Originally bred for falconry work with royalty, the Portuguese pointer is a versatile dog and is also considered by many to be the best hunting dog.the Portuguese pointer is also called Perdigueiro Portugues, meaning Portuguese for partridge. They have a strong desire to please and are alert, loyal and very protective of their family. Perdigueiros are playful and good with children, making them ideal family pets.if you are thinking of adopting a Portuguese Pointer, then make sure you are also right for this dog. Give them a job to do and teach them new tasks. Ongoing training will help them feel challenged and set them on the road to mental wellbeing. An ideal home for the Portuguese Pointer will have a secure yard for them to roam and live indoors with their family, combined with lots of love and praise. Do not ignore them or leave them alone for too long. Portuguese Pointers can become repressed and destructive. Portuguese Pointers are still used today in Portugal for falconry work and red-legged partridge hunting, with regular class people as well as royalty.


The coat of the Portuguese Pointer can be of various colours, but is usually fawn or red with cream accents. It is a low shedding dog and easy to groom. It should be brushed once a week to remove dead hairs. The Portuguese Pointer is a very energetic dog. The Portuguese Pointer is a robust and very affectionate dog. The Portuguese pointer is a robust and very affectionate dog. It will interact and play well with children, especially those it considers part of its family.


Portuguese pointers originate from the Iberian Peninsula of Portugal and date back to the 12th century. Ordinary people did not have access to the breed until many years later. Portuguese pointers have come a long way and now help hunters of all kinds, from ordinary people to royalty. In the 18th century they came to England, where they were used in the development of the English Pointer. By the 1920s, Portugal was in social distress and the breed was on the verge of extinction. Portuguese Pointer enthusiasts endeavoured to locate some of the remnants of the breed in the Northern Region and helped to ensure its survival, and in 1932 the Portuguese pedigree book was established, and the breed standard arrived in 1938. Today they are much loved, and many live as family pets.

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Dog Breed Group: Sporting Dogs
Height: 20 to 22 inches
Weight: 35 to 59 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 14 years

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