The Pointer is an ideal hunting dog, since it hunts all kind of prey, has an excellent sense of smell, and is a capable tracer. It has a pleasant and friendly temperament, and it likes to live inside the house as part of the family, but it may also live in a doghouse. It is an affectionate and loyal dog, and is easy to train. Because it is not aggressive it may coexist peacefully with other dogs, as well as with children. It may be kept as a pet, as long as it gets plenty of daily exercise.
The Pointer is a middle-sized dog. The male’s height ranges from 60 to 70 cm tall and it weighs from 25 to 34 kilos. The female’s height ranges from 58 to 66 cm tall and it weighs from 20 to 30 kilos. Its coat is short, thick, rough and shiny. Common colors are black, liver, brown, orange, and lemon, as well as two-colored (and, rarely, three-colored) combinations of these colors together with white.