Pointer Breed Maintenance
The Pointer's short, dense coat requires minimal grooming. Weekly brushing will allow shedding to be maintained. It is recommended to bathe this breed when absolutely necessary. Bathing under 6 weeks is usually not needed since it can stimulate oils in the skin, causing overproduction of oils. Nails should be trimmed every 2 to 3 weeks to prevent overgrowth. This breed does not have any specific or strong odors. It is a high energy breed which requires intense and vigorous exercise in order to maintain a high quality of life. This breed would not be appropriate in an apartment setting due to its needs out in the field. It would fare best in a large home with a sufficient yard in order to run around. If not provided with vigorous exercise and activity, the energetic Pointer is likely to engage in destructive behavior. The Pointer will be most comfortable in an average climate because of its short coat. It does not have a particular diet but it is recommended to follow an optimum dietary guideline.