Portuguese Pointing Dog

Other names: Braque Portuguese, Perdigueiro Português, Portuguese Pointer, Portuguese Pointing Dog

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The Portuguese Pointing Dog is a medium-sized dog, of the braccoid type, rustic, of a powerful constitution, but harmonious. His movements and gaits are flexible and easy, his trot extended. Its silhouette is elegant and writable in a square.

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Hair type Short
Origin Portugal
Template Average
Head shape Square
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 16 kg to 22 kg From 50 cm to 56 cm
Male From 21 kg to 27 kg From 50 cm to 56 cm
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History of the breed

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Physical features

His hair: short, dense, tight, hard to the touch, well distributed over the whole body. Less dense in the armpits, groin, base of the tail and genital area. Even thinner and thinner on the head and ears. There is no undercoat in this dog.
Its color: yellow in various shades (pale, medium, dark), with white markings on the head, neck, chest, lower limbs, under the elbows, hocks and at the end of the tail.
His head: well proportioned to the body, of harmonious dimensions, characterized by a thin, flabby and non-wrinkled skin. The skull is square in shape and its topline almost flat. It is slightly domed when seen in profile. The superciliary arches are well developed, the frontal furrow wide and shallow, the occipital protuberance inconspicuous and the stop well marked. The nose is black and forms a rectangle with the muzzle and the upper lip. The nostrils are large, moist and well open. The muzzle is straight, horizontal and quite wide. The jaws are articulated in scissors and the cheeks very parallel.
His ears: drooping, flat, characterized by one or 2 longitudinal folds, triangular in shape, set moderately high, above the line of the eyes and towards the back of the head. Not very thick and covered with a fine pile, like velvet.
His eyes: oval, almost round, brown in color (darker than the dress), rather large, displaying a look full of liveliness.
His body: robust and harmonious. The neck is straight and slightly arched, the top line straight and slightly raised between the croup and the withers, which is not particularly high. The back is short, wide and straight, the kidney is short, wide and very muscular, the croup harmonious, the chest high, wide and ample, the stomach flat and well attached to the hips in a rounded curve.
Its tail: moderately long, straight, set at medium height, thick at its attachment and gradually thinning towards its end. Drooping at rest, without entering between the legs, raised horizontally or slightly above the topline when the dog is awake.

Behavior and character

Affectionate
Calm
Protective
Independent
Hunter
Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The Portuguese Pointing Dog is characterized by great gentleness and is very affectionate. Calm and very attached to his master, he can tend to be distant with other dogs, but is nonetheless sociable. When hunting, the Portuguese Pointing Dog is appreciated for its versatility , being able to evolve on a variety of terrains and adapt to different types of climate and game. He is a curious , enthusiastic and enduring worker.

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Education

Clever
Obedient

Even if, like many hunting dogs, he is not very docile, the Portuguese Pointing Dog is not complicated to train. Its grip must be firm , but not brutal.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

The Portuguese Pointing Dog   is made to live closer to nature , in a large enclosed space in the countryside, for example. Apartment life does not suit him.

Health

Solid
Ease of gaining weight

the   Portuguese Pointing Dog   is a robust healthy dog who, despite his short and simple coat, can withstand various climatic conditions. The breed is predisposed to a few diseases, mainly of a dermatological nature: epidermolysis bullosa, demodectic mange and vitiligo.

Hypoallergenic breed

No

Litter size

Between 5 and 8 puppies

Major concerns
Hip dysplasia
Elbow dysplasia
Patella dislocation
Minor concerns
Epidermolysis bullosa
Vitiligo
Occasional concerns
Demodectic mange

To guard against these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends a Portuguese Pointing Dog dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 12 years old

Maximum: 14 years

The life expectancy of a Portuguese Pointing Dog is, on average, between 12 years and 14 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The Portuguese Pointing Dog   does not shed a lot and is easy to maintain . However, his care must be provided on a regular basis .

Brushing the dog once a week removes the few dead hairs and any debris, while preventing the appearance of external parasites. It can be bathed occasionally , as needed.

Its hair, ears, eyes and pads should be examined after each outing in the wild to detect and remove any debris or external parasites. His teeth need to be brushed frequently to remove tartar build-up and the proliferation of bacteria. Finally, if they do not wear out naturally, its claws need to be cut. If you are new to this, it is recommended that you seek advice from a veterinarian or groomer.

Price and budget

Purchase price

Mini
800 €
Maxi
1200 €

The purchase price of a Portuguese Pointing Dog is between € 800 and € 1,200.

Annual maintenance cost

Mini
€ 450
Maxi
650 €

The annual maintenance cost of a Portuguese Pointing Dog is between € 450 and € 650.

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Physical activity

Athletic
Energy level
Potential to play

Quiet most of the time, the   Portuguese Pointing Dog, however, needs a lot of activity to thrive and stimulate. 2 long walks daily are recommended to satisfy him on this plan.

Competitions

Classifications & Standards
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(AKC) American Kennel Club
(KC) The Kennel Club
(CKC) Canadian Kennel Club
(UKC) United Kennel Club

Others

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FCI Information

FCI No.

187

FCI Group

Group 7: Pointing dogs

Recognized by FCI

Since 1955

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