Old Danish Pointer
Weight: 40 - 53 lbs.
Height: 19" -23"
Life Span: 12 - 13 years
Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.
Origin: Demark (1500s)
Also Known As: Old Danish Birddog, Gammel Dansk Honsehund
Category: Companion Dog, Hunting
This is an energetic breed that requires a fair amount of exercise. As long as the Old Danish Pointer gets sufficient exercise, it will make a good family dog. However, this dog is not a good choice for apartment dwellers.
The Old Danish Pointer requires regular brushing and bathing.
The Old Danish Pointer is a pro at tracking, pointing and retrieving. The breed's quiet demeanor makes it a good family dog. This breed is also known for its courage and tenacity.
Compatibility with Kids
These dogs are suitable for households with children.
Morten Bak from Denmark began crossing local farm dogs with gypsy dogs in the 1700s to produce the Old Danish Pointer. These bloodlines produced a breed with excellent scent-detecting and pointing abilities.
This dog progresses slowly during the hunt, taking care not to disturb the ground. These dogs work well in both small and large hunting areas.