Breed Organization United Kennel Club (UKC) Website:
http://www.ukcdogs.com Native Country France Other Names Charles X Pointer Life Expectancy No Information Available Litter Size No Information Available Breed Group No Information Available
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Breed Description Head: Fairly large, not too heavy. Skull
nearly flat. Slight stop. Wide nosebridge, sometimes slightly
convex. Flews well let-down except in the Pyrenees type. Ears: Medium in length, very loosely folded, framing the head
well. Rounded tips touch the base of the nose when outstretched. Eyes: Brown or dark yellow. Body: Strong. Fairly long neck, slightly arched with slight or
no dewlap. Broad, long chest. Rounded ribs. Short, muscular,
slightly clean-flanked loin. Flat flanks. Slight tuck-up. Tail: Long or docked. In the Pyrenees type, short at birth or
docked. Hair: Short. Fairly thick and dense. Finer on the head and
ears. Finer and shorter in the Pyrenees type. Coat: Chestnut. Chestnut and white, either with abundant
spotting or with chestnut marked with fawn (above the eyes, on the
flews and legs). Size: Gascony type: dog: 58 to 69 cm; bitch: 56 to 68 cm.
Pyrenees type: dog: 47 to 58 cm; bitch: 47 to 56 cm. Weight: Gascony type: 25 to 32 kg. Pyrenees type: 17 to 25 kg.
History Descended from the continental pointer of the
Middle Ages, the Italian Cane da Rete, or the Spanish Pointing Dog,
the French Pointing Dog was known in France by the seventeenth
century and later called the Charles X Pointer. He is believed to be
the ancestor of many continental pointers. The breed is divided into
two types of different sizes:- Gascony type, solidly built and calm.
This type is losing popularity.- Pyrenees type, smaller and lighter
but very muscular. This type is very popular. A breed club was
founded in France in 1919.
Behavior Very hardy and resistant to heat, this dog with
an excellent sense of smell is as comfortable in the swamps as he is
in the woods and fields. The Gascony type trots on the hunt,
methodically exploring the terrain. The faster Pyrenees type has a
wider search range. He confidently points quarry with fur and
feathers. Even-tempered, gentle, sensitive, and very attached to his
owner, he makes a pleasant companion. He needs firm but fair
Health This breed is typically healthy.
Advice He can adapt to the city but needs daily
exercise. He also requires regular brushing and attention to the