Pointers have been our distinguished hunting companions since the 1600’s. Their exact ancestry isn’t clear but it is widely agreed that it includes Foxhound, Greyhound, and Bloodhound spiced up with a “setting spaniel” of some sort. Even before hunting birds on the wing became popular they were teamed up with greyhounds to hunt and point out hare. They are a bold, elegant and powerful breed with tireless determination in the field and at play. Their distinguished, congenial temperament makes them wonderful family companions as long as they get the mental and physical exercise they require. Their shoat coat comes in a variety of colors and needs minimal maintenance.