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Portuguese Pointer

Portuguese Pointer
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Overview

The Portuguese Pointer, also known as the Perdigueiro Português, is a medium-sized gun dog breed that originated in Portugal. They were originally bred for hunting, particularly for bird hunting, and are known for their exceptional scenting abilities and excellent hunting skills.

Temperament

Portuguese Pointers are known for their affectionate, loyal, and obedient personalities. They are intelligent and easy to train, making them good family pets and hunting companions. They have a strong prey drive and may chase small animals, so early socialization and training is important.

Lifespan

The average lifespan of a Portuguese Pointer is around 12 to 14 years.

Shedding

Portuguese Pointers have a short, dense coat that sheds moderately. Regular brushing and grooming can help keep shedding under control.

Puppy

Portuguese Pointer puppies require socialization and training from an early age to prevent potential behavioral issues. They should be exercised regularly and given plenty of opportunities to explore and play in a safe environment. Proper diet and exercise are important for their growth and development. Portuguese Pointer is a friendly, intelligent, and active breed that makes an excellent hunting companion and family pet for those willing to provide them with proper training, socialization, and exercise.

Breed Information

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Origin:Portugal
Breed Group:Gun Dogs (UKC)
Size:Medium
Type:Purebred
Life span:12-14 years
Temperament:Affectionate
Calm
Lively
Submissive
Height:Male: 20–24 inches (51–61 cm)
Female: 19–22 inches (48–56 cm)
Weight:Male: 44–60 pounds (20–27 kg)
Female: 35–49 pounds (16–22 kg)
Colors:White & Yellow
Yellow
Light Brown
Brown
White & Light Brown
Litter Size:5-8 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $800 - $1000 USD

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7 Scout Honey
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11 Apollo Charlie
12 Chico Hannah
13 Brutus Mimi
14 Coco Lacey
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