Rochester New York Dog Kennel
I got onto a web page for a Rochester New York dogand found this information. The Portuguese Pointer, or Perdiguero Portugueso, is a popular hunting dog in Portugal. It stands 20-22 inches tall and weighs 35-60 pounds. It is a dog of square build with sloping shoulders, a moderately deep and broad chest, a long neck, and a short tail. The head is slightly domed and fairly long. The ears are wide and medium sized and the stop, fairly well defined. The muzzle is of moderate length with a deep rectangular shape and only slightly pointed. The coat is short and dense and comes in various shades of yellow-brown, with white markings sometimes occurring on the chest, neck, muzzle, and hands. Sometimes there is a white blaze on the forehead. The Portuguese Pointer is probably the ancestor of the English Pointer and is descended from the Spanish Pointer. It has been around since the 1200s and has long been used both to point and to track wounded game. In earlier years it was used in conjunction with a falcon, but today is used together with guns. It works on many different kinds of terrain and makes sure that it does not lose sight of its master. It sniffs the air and can detect game from a great distance. When it spots the game, its tail is held horizontally and the entire dog freezes, canceling out all other stimuli in the environment. The Portuguese Pointer has a soft mouth and enjoys doing its job and being with its master and the children and other pets in the family. It is a serious and sensitive dog that is easy to train. This breed is found almost exclusively in Portugal where it is kept by many hunt enthusiasts and is a source of national pride. It is not recommended for people who do not hunt or for anyone who does not lead an active lifestyle. This dog requires a great deal of exercise.