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Classification, Lifespan, And Appearance

AKC ClassificationFoundation Stock Service
Alternative ClassificationBird Dog – Pointer
Lifespan12-14 years
Height22-28 inches
Weight55-80 lbs
Coat LengthMedium to long
Coat CharacteristicsSleek with undercoat
FeatheringModerate; on ears, back of all legs, and tail
Hypoallergenic CoatNo
EarsHang down; medium to long; feathered

Grooming Requirements

Maintenance IntensityModerate
BrushingWeekly
BathingOccasional
SheddingInfrequent
EarsChecked daily; cleaned weekly; brushed 2-3 time a week

Temperament

General Temperament (AKC)Versatile; calm; family-oriented
Affectionate (to family)Yes; often prefers one person
IndependenceLow
IntensityModerate
SensitivityModerate
StubbornUnlikely
Aggression LevelLow
TimidUnlikely
Energy LevelHigh
Attention RequirementsHigh
One-Person DogLikely
General FriendlinessHigh
Child FriendlinessHigh
Stranger FriendlinessFriendly
Dog FriendlinessModerate to high
Cat FriendlinessLow
ProtectivenessLow to moderate
Prey DriveHigh
Barking PotentialModerate

Exercise And Training Requirements

SocializationRequired
Intelligence LevelHigh
EnduranceHigh
Eager to PleaseHigh
Exercise NeedsHigh
Exercise Frequency2-3 times a day
Exercise Duration30-60 minutes per session
Exercise IntensityModerate to high
Owner RequirementsActive
Exercise CompanionGood
Training MethodsPositive preferred
Mandatory TrainingObedience
Canine Sport TrainingEligible
Affinity for WaterHigh

Adaptability And Living Environment

Good for First-Time OwnersPossibly
Good for Single-Person HomesYes
Good for Multi-Person HomesYes
Alone TimeIntolerant
Indoor LivingShould be allowed indoors with family; not suitable for apartment living
Outdoor RequirementsShould have access to a secure yard; should be taken outside each day
Toleration of Cold WeatherModerate
Toleration of Hot WeatherLow to moderate