Section 1.1 : Continental Pointing Dogs

Breeds In This Category: 

Bracco Italiano

BREED BASICS
Size:
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
Energy Level: Medium Energy
Grooming: Brushing Once a Week or Less LifeSpan: 10 to 12 Years
Protective Ability: Good Watchdog Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

The Bracco Italiano is one of the oldest gun dogs in the world, and may very well be the oldest of all.  Because this breed was developed centuries before written records were ke...

Braque d'Auvergne

BREED BASICS
Size:
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
Energy Level: Medium Energy
Grooming: Brushing Once a Week or Less LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Varies From One Dog To The Next Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

The Braque d’Auvergne was developed in an era prior to the keeping of written records of dog breeding.  As a result, much of its early history has been lost to time. ...

Braque de l'Ariege

BREED BASICS
Energy Level: Medium Energy
Grooming: Brushing Once a Week or Less LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Good Watchdog Trainability: Very Easy To Train

 

The Braque de l’Ariege was first developed in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.  The breed was almost exclusively developed in the Pyrenees Mountains and foothills of...

Braque du Bourbonnais

BREED BASICS
Size: Large 35-55 lb Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming: A Couple Times a Week LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Good Watchdog Trainability: Very Easy To Train

 

The Braque du Bourbonnais is one of the oldest of all pointing breeds.  This dog was developed no later than 1598, when descriptions of the breed begin to appear in French huntin...

Braque Francais (Gascogne)

BREED BASICS
Size:
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming: Brushing Once a Week or Less LifeSpan: 10 to 12 Years
Protective Ability: Fairly Laid Back Trainability: Very Easy To Train

Braque Francais (Pyrenees)

BREED BASICS
Size:
Medium 15-35 lb
Large 35-55 lb
Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming: Brushing Once a Week or Less LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Fairly Laid Back Trainability: Very Easy To Train

Braque Saint-Germain

BREED BASICS
Size:
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
Energy Level: Medium Energy
Grooming: Brushing Once a Week or Less LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Fairly Laid Back Trainability: Very Easy To Train

 

The Braque Saint-Germain was first developed in the early 1800’s, although its ancestors can be traced back many centuries.  The Braque Saint-Germain is the result of cross...

German Shorthaired Pointer

BREED BASICS
Size:
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming: Brushing Once a Week or Less LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Good Watchdog Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

The German Shorthaired Pointer, in the form as it exists today is a relatively new creation, although it is descended from much older breeds. The breeds ancestors were originally kept by...

German Wirehaired Pointer

BREED BASICS
Size: X-Large 55-90 lb Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming:
Brushing Once a Week or Less
Professional Grooming May Be Required
LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Good Watchdog Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

The German Wirehaired Pointer is a recently developed breed, whose origins only go back to the latter half of the 19th Century.  Despite the breeds relatively short history, much of ances...

Pudelpointer

BREED BASICS

Vizsla (Shorthaired)

BREED BASICS
Size:
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
Grooming: Rarely LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Fairly Laid Back

 

The Vizsla is one of the oldest European dog breeds in existence today, and is well-over 1000 years old.  This breed comes from a time when little to nothing was written about dog breedin...

Vizsla (Wirehaired)

BREED BASICS
Size:
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming: Brushing Once a Week or Less LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Fairly Laid Back Trainability: Very Easy To Train

 

In order to create a Vizsla capable of working in cold climates and retrieving birds from icy water Vasas Jozsef, owner of the Csaba Vizsla Kennel in northern Hungary decided to implemen...

Weimaraner

BREED BASICS
Size:
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming: Brushing Once a Week or Less LifeSpan: 10 to 12 Years
Protective Ability: Good Watchdog Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

The Weimaraner was molded into its present form during the 1800’s, in and around the city of Weimar.  Although Weimar was the capital of an independent state at the time, it is currently...

Weimaraner (Longhair)

BREED BASICS
Size:
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming: Brushing Once a Week or Less LifeSpan: 10 to 12 Years
Protective Ability: Good Watchdog Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

Although the Longhaired Weimaraner has not yet aquired the recognition of all major American canine organizations, it is recognized by most kennel clubs as the second variety of Weima...