The Portuguese Pointer dog is a very friendly dog and is classified as a hunting dog; they are used for the hunting of birds and other small prey like rabbits. Their nature is intensely loving despite the fact that their innate drive is to hunt. This breed makes an excellent companion for families and is considered a low maintenance dog.
Originally falconers, history says that during the discovery of the Americas the Portuguese navigator ships brought along some Portuguese Pointer dogs with them in order to breed them in an attempt to create a new breed of Pointer dogs. Their entrance into England and then later in North America (though numbers there are few) led to the eventual development of the English Pointer.
If you have a puppy of the Portuguese Pointer breed, you may look to their history for a name. Additionally, their unique look and wonderful talents in the field may lead you to the perfect name that will showcase your unusual and beautiful dog.
Portuguese Pointer Dog Names in Pop Culture
The first Pointer Dogs in the spotlight are Mini and Wingnut; Mini, a female Portuguese Pointer, is seven years old and Wingnut, a male Portuguese Pointer, is six years old. All who meet Mini and Wingnut just love them because they are so playful and fun loving. The Portuguese Pointer Club of America is trying to get a family to adopt them together because Mini is very shy and the club doesn’t want to see anything bad happen as a result of splitting them up, since they are siblings (from separate litters) but just the same, they are very close to one another. If you love the idea of adding a Portuguese Pointer to your current family, the Portuguese Pointer Club of America highly recommends it. When adopting an older dog, you can have all the enjoyment of raising these sweetheart canines as part of your family without any of the problems a puppy can have.
Norte is a very loving dog who is looking for a forever family and home. He was imported from Portugal and is six years old. Very loving and already housebroken; he is great with kids of all ages, and he even loves cats and other dogs in the family. He is currently living in New York, but this sweet boy will accept a home and family from anywhere. Norte is an example of how versatile and kind this breed is.
This breed of pointer dog is famous for being a hunting dog in Spain. These dogs are an excellent resource in assisting hunters with hunting birds of prey; when the pointer dog sees the prey they immediately stop in their tracks and remain motionless, pointing in the direction of the prey. This has since made these and other pointer dogs an essential assistant in small animal and falconry hunting. The Portuguese Pointer breed of hunting dog is distinctively different in appearance than other pointer dogs; where other pointer breeds have a more wiry body, the Portuguese Pointer has a stockier and muscular body frame. This difference is most likely what makes their breed such an outstanding breed of hunting dog. The Portuguese Pointer dog was originally trained to hunt falcons, and they were known as “falconers”; during the early years of when America’s were first being discovered. The Portuguese Pointer Club is a non-profit organization, which is currently in the process of getting recognition from the American Kennel Club membership.
Portuguese Pointer Dog Name Considerations
Portuguese Pointer dog owners are known to typically name these types of dogs names such as “Birdwell,” and “Gunner”. These names have to do with hunting and the guns that hunters use, which give the dog’s name an association with the sport in which these dogs are famous for. Some other names that are common for a Pointer dog are Remmy, Bullet, Smith, and Wesson.
Most commonly known for being from the Southern United States, names such as Cooter, Buck, Rebel, and Shooter are often considered. Also, some Pointer dogs are given names from the backwoods area of the southern United States. Dixie, Charleston and Georgia are suitable monikers for the Southern dog. Another very distinctive name type for a Portuguese Pointer dog is that of farm equipment, such as Deere, Case, and Hopper.
Your Portuguese Pointer’s name is important; being a playful, reliable, loyal, and brave breed one can easily find a title that showcases their wonderful traits. Trained to be hardworking, in the daytime they will focus on what they have been trained to do. The name you decide to give your Portuguese Pointer will be one they will most certainly live up to.