Phoenix Dog Boarding
I heard of a dog boarding facility in Phoenix that had a special section forthat had special needs, like Pointers. The Pointer is a group of dog breeds; specifically, they are a type of gundog typically used in hunting birds. The name pointer most likely comes from the dog's stance when they spot prey; many point naturally at interesting noises or possible prey by lifting one paw and tucking it under their chests, with their nose extended and tail straight behind. Pointers were selectively bred for that had this natural trait. They typically start to acquire their hunting instincts at about 2 months of age, although they need to be trained to assume the stance at all appropriate times and to maintain it until released by the hunter.
In the Southern United states, the name Pointer is often used to refer to the English Pointer exclusively. The Pointer originated in England in about the 1650s. It was the first dog used to stand game.
Pointers typically have short-haired coats, although some breeds, such as the German Pointer, come in longer-haired or wire-haired versions. Most people don't realize how special Pointers are and what kind of special treatment they need. Since hunters spend so much time and money on breeding, selecting and training these, it would be a terrible shame if the Pointer was ruined as a hunting dog because of some unintentional mistake made by some unknowing dog boarding worker. That's why it makes me happy when I hear about places like the Phoenix dog boarding facility. Dog boarders that take pride their work are very important as too often people open up dog boarding facilities with only the financial gain in mind and without hardly a second though about special breeds like Pointers and their future.