Are English Pointers good family dogs? Pointers are wonderful family dogs who thrive when they can spend time with their people. A Pointer should not live outdoors but should enjoy the same comforts as his family. Although Pointers do very well with children, especially when raised with them, they are not best suited for homes with toddlers.
How much are English pointers worth? You can expect to pay up to $1,000 for a pet-quality pup. Once you start looking at the show circuit and hunting performance, you’ll find that the prices can soar to well over this amount and even into the five figures.
How can you tell if your dog is an English Pointer? You’ll typically spot English pointers with a bi-colored coat of white with liver, black, or orange-colored patches. You can even find a tri-colored pointer, though those pups are more hard to come by. Because of the pointer’s short and fine coat, they tend to not fare well in cold weather conditions.
How long do English Pointers live? The pointer’s coat is short and smooth. Most often it is white with patches of lemon, black, liver or orange; the coat can also be solid in one of these colors. Some pointers are tricolor. Pointers live about 12 to 14 years.