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 flagEngland Spain flagSpain
Other Names
What other names does the Old Spanish Pointer  have?
Braco EspanolOld Spanish Perro de PuntaSpanish Pointer
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Old Spanish Pointer  Price and Availability

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? How much money is an Old Spanish Pointer ?
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.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Old Spanish Pointer ? How many Old Spanish Pointer  are there in the world?
Unavailable: This dog breed, unfortunately, is no longer available, it may even be extinct.

Old Spanish Pointer  Size

Size
Is an Old Spanish Pointer  small, medium or large dog?

How big do Old Spanish Pointer  get?

Large
Weight
How much does the Old Spanish Pointer  weigh? How much should the Old Spanish Pointer  breed weight? What is the normal weight of an Old Spanish Pointer ?
Male: 55-66 pounds (25–30 kg), Female: 52-64 pounds (23.5-29 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of an Old Spanish Pointer ?
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)
Average Height
What is the average height of an Old Spanish Pointer ?
Male: 25 inches (63.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (59 cm)

Old Spanish Pointer  Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Old Spanish Pointer  have? What does this canine coat/fur 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 Braco Espanol?
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.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Old Spanish Pointer  need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Old Spanish Pointer  every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Old Spanish Pointer  Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Old Spanish Pointer  have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
IntelligentAffectionateLoyal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Old Spanish Pointer ? Is the Old Spanish Pointer  breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.

The Old Spanish Pointer  ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

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? Is an Old Spanish Pointer  a good family dog?
Average to High: Old Spanish Pointer s are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Braco Espanol 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? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Braco Espanol 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 the same barks could have different meanings.

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? Are they alert at night?
Old Spanish Pointer s are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a 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.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Old Spanish Pointer  dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
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 Braco Espanol? 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.)
Bite Force
Does the Old Spanish Pointer  has a hard bite? What is the bite force of an Old Spanish Pointer ? How much bite force does an Old Spanish Pointer  have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Old Spanish Pointer  bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Old Spanish Pointer , and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

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?
The 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?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Old Spanish Pointer  breed. If you don't have a garden, think carefully about your decision, keeping Old Spanish Pointer  indoors can cause a lot of problems.
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
How long can an Old Spanish Pointer  be 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.

Old Spanish Pointer  Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Old Spanish Pointer  temperament with other people:
Old Spanish Pointer s are average friendly towards strangers.
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.
Child Friendly
Are Old Spanish Pointer  dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Old Spanish Pointer  temperament with 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? Can they be good with cats? Can the Old Spanish Pointer  breed live with a cat?
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?
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.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Old Spanish Pointer  breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Old Spanish Pointer  breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Old Spanish Pointer s are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
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 Braco Espanol 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.

Old Spanish Pointer  Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Old Spanish Pointer  dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Old Spanish Pointer  is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Old Spanish Pointer  breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Old Spanish Pointer  see the vet?
Average
The Old Spanish Pointer  should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Old Spanish Pointer  dogs live? How old can a Old Spanish Pointer  be? What is the age limit of the Old Spanish Pointer ? How many years can the oldest Old Spanish Pointer  live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of an Old Spanish Pointer ?

11-15 years
The average lifespan of Old Spanish Pointer : 13 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? What is the activity level of the Old Spanish Pointer ?
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.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does an Old Spanish Pointer  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 the Old Spanish Pointer  breed need?
Old Spanish Pointer s are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does an Old Spanish Pointer  need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does an Old Spanish Pointer  breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Old Spanish Pointer ? How much food should I feed my Old Spanish Pointer ?
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 / Prone to Obesity
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 and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.
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 of a 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.

Old Spanish Pointer  As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Old Spanish Pointer  be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

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? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Old Spanish Pointer  be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is 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 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

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Old Spanish Pointer  is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor 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.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

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.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Old Spanish Pointer  dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Old Spanish Pointer  Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is an Old Spanish Pointer  pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Old Spanish Pointer  breed is pregnant?

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 female 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 female’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.

Litter Frequency

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 in a litter? How many puppies can the Old Spanish Pointer  breed have for the first time? How many puppies does an Old Spanish Pointer  have? How many puppies can an Old Spanish Pointer  give birth to?
4-6 puppies

Old Spanish Pointer  Recognition

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.

Old Spanish Pointer  Pros and Cons

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 of a 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.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Old Spanish Pointer s are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Old Spanish Pointer s don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Not an apartment-friendly dog the Old Spanish Pointer  breed.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The 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.

Old Spanish Pointer  History

Introduction

The Old Spanish Pointer, also known as Perro de Punta Espanol, is now an extinct breed of dog that originated in Spain. According to experts, the Old Spanish Pointer is believed to be the ultimate ancestor of almost all pointing dogs.

 

History

First-century Roman writers and historians, Pliny and Sallustius, mentioned the existence of Hispanic dogs trained to hunt birds with nets. Centuries later, the Muslim conquerors arrived in the Iberian Peninsula and brought with them the falconry method. These conquerors were pleasantly surprised to learn that Spanish pointers, trained by monks, exhibited valuable qualities and behaviors.

When the dog came across a bird, it came to a halt and waited motionless until the hunter arrived. At this point, the falconry hunting technique joined the Old Spanish Pointer as a perfect mechanism for locating and marking the position of the animal. Since then, the point dog’s skill set has evolved to meet the demands of modern hunting technologies.

Furthermore, in 1644, Alonso Martínez de Espinar described him as “an animal of great work, his breathing and agility are so good that they run non-stop from morning to night” and “there are some so light that they seem to fly above the ground when they track these birds”.

 

Further development

Although the Old Spanish Pointer originated in Spain, in the 17th and 18th centuries, the British mentioned the breed more frequently and they even brought dogs to England. In the late 1800s, a cinephile scholar called Stonehenge claimed that the dog had been carefully developed to be faster, employing only lighter and faster types. Furthermore, David Taylor, a veterinarian who runs an international veterinary organization claimed that the Old Spanish Pointer was introduced in the United Kingdom and was crossed with greyhounds and foxhounds, resulting in the English Pointer.

It has a noble head and the broad chest of the Old Spanish Pointer, but narrower and deeper. The old dog’s ribs were more rounded and now less curved giving the muscles more freedom. Similarly, the German shorthaired pointer was created in the 17th century by crossing the Old Spanish Pointer with German dogs, and Bloodhounds. Moreover, the Pachon Navarro is generally seen as the breed of dog that most closely resembled the traditional Old Spanish Pointer.

 

Latest records

The painting known as the Old Spanish Pointer by John Bucker (1799) is currently at the Yale Center for British Art in Connecticut, USA. The oldest recorded painting of the Spanish Pointer in England was made by Peter Tillemans in 1725. Furthermore, the latest stories from the 18th century report that during the Spanish Civil War, a Portuguese merchant took a Spanish Pointer from Spain and endowed him with Baron Bichel of Norfolk. Some people argue that the Old Spanish Pointer hasn’t gone extinct, but has only changed its name to Perdiguero de Burgos and can still be found in Spain.

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