A New Owner's Guide to Pointers

by Olivia Bronst

What's in the book?

Tips and tricks to make life a little less difficult

    • The Breed
    • Insider Information
    • Raising a Pointer: a Beginner's Survival Guide
    • Tips for Housetraining
    • Health Problems
    • Essential Supplies: Things to Bring When Picking Your Dog Up
    • Trivia and Facts about Pointers
    • Conclusion
    • Sources and Further Reading



The Pointer, or English Pointer, is a great sporting dog because it was bred primarily for hunting. Pointers are famous for pointing, which is an instinctive reaction to stop and aim their muzzle towards nearby game. Today however,

Pointers are a popular family pet because they are loyal and dedicated family dogs. Adaptable to suburban life, Pointers are quiet when they are happy, a great asset for neighbors. However, they do have a lot of energy so they need to be exercised regularly, because otherwise they can become bored, restless and mischievous. In a short read, gain a detailed understanding of this very friendly breed.


Olivia Bronst is an experienced writer and a member of the Hyperink Team, which works hard to bring you high-quality, engaging, fun content. Happy reading!


Pointers are keen to be with their family pack, whether running along on a bike ride to lying around watching television. When Pointers are left alone for long periods of time they do poorly because they can easily suffer from separation anxiety. It is important they spend a lot of time with their pack.

Pointers' claws are often worn down with their constant running, depending on the terrain. If the ground is very soft where your dog runs you may need to trim your dog's nails. For an accurate job it is a good idea to get this done by a dog groomer. Their ears may also require cleaning every few weeks. This should be done with a gauze pad, being careful to wipe only around the outside of the ear and never in the ear canal.

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