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Burgos Pointer – Dog Breed Guide

Breed summary

Size: Medium to Large
Weight: Both males and females: 55 to 66 pounds
Height: Males: 24 - 26 inches; Females: 23 - 25 inches
Longevity: 12
Bark Tendency: High
Aggression: High
Compatibility to other pets: High

Introduction

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

The Burgos Pointer is a gentle and good-natured dog breed. Therefore, they are great as companion dogs for families with children.

Official Name

Burgos Pointer

Origin

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

Recognized By:

United Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America, Inc.

History

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. However, the breed came close to extinction at the turn of the 20th century but is now very popular in Spain.

Personality

This is the type of dog that is even-tempered and easy-going. They display intelligence and an eagerness to please. Therefore, they are known to be highly trainable. In addition, this breed gets along with almost everyone including children.

Bred For

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

Environment

The Spanish pointer is a breed that can adapt to any living environment. However, they will be more happy living in suburban or rural areas where they can run freely in a big yard.

Grooming

These dogs have a short-haired coat that needs minimal attention. What does that mean? Brushing them once or twice a week to remove dead hair will be enough to keep their coat healthy. In addition, the Spanish Pointer is the breed that tends to stay really clean. Therefore, bathing shouldn’t be done often.

Training

This dog breed is known to be highly intelligent and will show eagerness to please its owner. Because of that, they are considered to be highly trainable and obedient.

However, as for any dog, early socialization and training will help them become healthy and happy grown-up dogs.

Health

The Burgos Pointer dogs are very healthy. However, they are prone to some unusual health problems. For instance, they can suffer from otitis externa (ear infection) and hunting injuries.

Exercise

These dogs are natural hunters and pointing dogs. Therefore, they need a lot of exercise to maintain their health. In other words, walking them twice a day or jog sessions will be a great way for them to consume their energy. In conclusion, if you are looking for an active companion, the Spanish Pointer will be a perfect match for you.

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