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Burgos Pointer – Dog Breed Guide

Breed summary

Size: Medium to Large
Weight: 55 to 66 pounds
Height: 23.2 to 26.4 inches
Longevity: 12
Bark Tendency: High
Aggression: High
Compatibility to other pets: High

Adopt a Burgos Pointer, Dog Breed Guide


The Burgos Pointer or Burgos Pointing Dog breed is one of the breeds under the Spanish Pointer dog family. They are very passionate pointing dog and famous for displaying unrivaled passion when out on the hunt.

Official Name

Burgos Pointer


Date – 17th Century
Country – Spain
Family / Group – Gun Dog

Recognized By:

United Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America, Inc.


The Burgos Pointer is believed to have been in existence since the 17th century. Fanciers speculate that was created by crossing Spanish breeds, perhaps the Perdiguero Navarro and the Sabueso Espanol. The breed may be an ancestor of some of the English Pointers. They are developed as a bird and game dog in the field and the water. The breed came close to extinction at the turn of the 20th century but is now popular in Spain.


This is the type of dogs that are even-tempered and easy going. They display intelligence and an eagerness to please. These traits make them highly trainable. It gets along with almost everyone including children.

Bred For

This bred is an impressive pointing dog that shows great passion for hunting.


They are not good as apartment pets. They require homes that are in the country or the suburbs.


Easy to groom.


This dog breed is known to be intelligent and will show eagerness to please their handlers. This makes them highly trainable.


This breed is not commonly plagued by the usual health problems afflicting other dog breeds.


They are natural pointing dogs so they require plenty of exercise sessions. If possible, they’re best to bring them in hunting.