Breed of the week: The Portugese Pointer…

The English Pointer lays claim to ancestors throughout Europe. Dogs from Spain are said to be the beginning of the breed, and an earlier version of  the modern Portugese Pointer probably added a few bricks to the EP’s foundation.

Portugese Pointer, from Pointing Dogs, Volume One: The Continentals
Portugese Pointer, from Pointing Dogs, Volume One: The Continentals

Portugese Pointers can be traced back to the 18th century and today, these hard hunting, short haired dogs are still chasing game. Craig Koshyk tells their story here and in his book Pointing Dog, Volume One : The Continentals.

Pics courtesy Craig Koshyk. All rights reserved.

Portugese Pointer, from Pointing Dogs, Volume One: The Continentals
Portugese Pointer, from Pointing Dogs, Volume One: The Continentals

 

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