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Old Spanish Pointer  Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Old Spanish Pointer  so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginEngland Spain
Other Names
What other names does the Old Spanish Pointer  have? The dog breed also known as...
Spanish Pointer, Old Spanish Perro de Punta, Braco Español
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Old Spanish Pointer  recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Old Spanish Pointer  recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Old Spanish Pointer  puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Old Spanish Pointer  price:
Unavailable
Unfortunately the Old Spanish Pointer  is an extinct dog breed, so there isn’t any available price range or breeder in the world for purchasing this breed.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Old Spanish Pointer  size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Old Spanish Pointer  weigh? Old Spanish Pointer  weight:
Male: 55-66 pounds (25–30 kg), Female: 52-64 pounds (23.5-29 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Old Spanish Pointer ? Old Spanish Pointer  average weight:
Male: 60.5 pounds (27 kg), Female: 58.5 pounds (26.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Old Spanish Pointer ? Old Spanish Pointer  height:
Male: 24-26 inches (62-66 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Old Spanish Pointer  average height:
Male: 25 inches (63.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (59 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Old Spanish Pointer  have? What does this canine coat look like?
HardDense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Old Spanish Pointer 's coat?
WhiteBrownBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Old Spanish Pointer  and how often?
Effortless: The Old Spanish Pointer  requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Old Spanish Pointer  is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Old Spanish Pointer  dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Spanish Pointer? Old Spanish Pointer  shedding level:
Old Spanish Pointer s are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Old Spanish Pointer  have? What characteristics does the breed have?
IntelligentAffectionateLoyal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Old Spanish Pointer ? Are they intelligent?
Average: Old Spanish Pointer 's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Old Spanish Pointer  dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Old Spanish Pointer s are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Old Spanish Pointer  is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Old Spanish Pointer  sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Old Spanish Pointer s don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Old Spanish Pointer s are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Spanish Pointer need? Old Spanish Pointer  social needs:
Old Spanish Pointer s are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Old Spanish Pointer  dogs bark a lot? Why does my Old Spanish Perro de Punta bark?
Average: The Old Spanish Pointer  barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Old Spanish Pointer  good as a watchdog?
Old Spanish Pointer s are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Old Spanish Pointer s will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Old Spanish Pointer  dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Old Spanish Pointer s strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Old Spanish Pointer  bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Spanish Pointer? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Old Spanish Pointer ? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Old Spanish Pointer  has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Old Spanish Pointer  do?
Old Spanish Pointer s have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Old Spanish Pointer s need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Old Spanish Pointer  to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Old Spanish Pointer  roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Old Spanish Pointer  is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Old Spanish Pointer  have high prey drive?
Old Spanish Pointer s have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Old Spanish Pointer  dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Old Spanish Pointer  good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Old Spanish Pointer s are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Old Spanish Pointer s adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Old Spanish Pointer s do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Old Spanish Pointer  dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Old Spanish Pointer s are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Old Spanish Pointer  dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Old Spanish Pointer  and children:
Old Spanish Pointer s are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Old Spanish Pointer  dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Old Spanish Pointer s are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Old Spanish Pointer  good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Old Spanish Pointer  dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Old Spanish Pointer s are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Old Spanish Pointer  can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Old Spanish Pointer s good office dogs? Do Old Spanish Pointer s make good office friendly dogs? Can Old Spanish Pointer s be office dogs?
No
Old Spanish Pointer  is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Old Spanish Pointer  dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Spanish Pointer temperament with senior people? Are Old Spanish Pointer  dogs good for elderly owners?
Old Spanish Pointer s are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Old Spanish Pointer  dogs get along with other pets? Are Old Spanish Pointer  dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Old Spanish Pointer s do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Old Spanish Pointer  breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Old Spanish Pointer s are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Old Spanish Pointer  be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Old Spanish Pointer  is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Old Spanish Pointer  be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Old Spanish Pointer  is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Old Spanish Pointer  be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Old Spanish Pointer  is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Old Spanish Pointer  be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Old Spanish Pointer  is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Old Spanish Pointer  be a boat dog?
Not really
Old Spanish Pointer  breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Old Spanish Pointer  be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Old Spanish Pointer  is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Old Spanish Pointer  dogs have health problems?
The Old Spanish Pointer  is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Life Expectancy
How long do Old Spanish Pointer  dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Old Spanish Pointer  be?
12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Old Spanish Pointer  breed hypoallergenic?
No
Old Spanish Pointer s don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Old Spanish Pointer  have?
Old Spanish Pointer s have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Old Spanish Pointer  dogs require per day?
Old Spanish Pointer s need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Old Spanish Pointer s are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Old Spanish Pointer  need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2-3 cup a day high-quality dry food formulated for adult dogs and made with high-quality animal proteins, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Old Spanish Pointer  risk for obesity:
Average. The Old Spanish Pointer  has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Old Spanish Pointer 's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Old Spanish Pointer  has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Old Spanish Pointer  drool?
The Old Spanish Pointer  is a perfect example for low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Old Spanish Pointer  could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Old Spanish Pointer . If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Old Spanish Pointer  pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Old Spanish Pointer  pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Old Spanish Pointer : The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Old Spanish Pointer  have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Old Spanish Pointer  have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Pros & Cons of Old Spanish Pointer 

Pros
  • Trainability: Old Spanish Pointer s are very easy to train.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Old Spanish Pointer  requires minimal grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Old Spanish Pointer s are low shedders.
  • Drooling tendency: The Old Spanish Pointer  is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Old Spanish Pointer s are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Old Spanish Pointer s adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Old Spanish Pointer s are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Old Spanish Pointer s are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Old Spanish Pointer s are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Old Spanish Pointer s don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Old Spanish Pointer s are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Old Spanish Pointer  is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Old Spanish Pointer s do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Old Spanish Pointer s are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Old Spanish Pointer  is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Old Spanish Pointer s are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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