Breed Organization United Kennel Club (UKC) Website:
http://www.ukcdogs.com Native Country Denmark Other Names Old Danish Pointing Dog, Gammel Dansk, Gammel Dansk Honsehund, Old Danish Bird Dog, Dannish Pointer Life Expectancy No Information Available Litter Size No Information Available Breed Group Gun Dog
Breed Appearance One of the most charming features of the breed
is the great difference between male and female. While the dog is
powerful and substantial, the bitch is characterized by being
lighter, more spirited, and capricious.
Breed Description Head: Fairly short . Broad muzzle.
Liver-colored nose. Flews slightly pendulous. Ears: Set on fairly high. Medium in length, thin, lying flat
against the head, slightly pointed at the tips. Eyes: Light or dark hazel. Body: Long. Muscular neck with traces of a dewlap. Deep, broad
chest. Strong loin. Tail: Medium in length. Thick at the base, tapering toward the
tip, hanging down. Hair: Short, dense, thick. Coat: White with dark to light brownish-liver spots. Size: Dog: 52 to 58 cm (20.5-22.8 in). Weight: Between 11 and 25 kg (24-55 lb).
History The Old Danish Pointing Dog is a product of
Italian or Spanish pointers imported around the seventeenth century
and crossed with several Danish hunting dogs. The breed's standard
was recognized in 1962 by the Danish Kennel Club. He is very popular
in his native country.
Behavior Very hardy, vigorous, courageous and tenacious,
this multi-purpose hunting dog can work on all types of terrain. He
makes a gentle and affectionate pet. Conveys the impression of a
quiet and stable dog showing determination and courage. During the
hunt, the dog progresses rather slowly, always maintaining contact
with the hunter and accomplishing its task as a pointing dog without
creating unnecessary disturbance of the ground. The breed is suited
for small as well as large hunting grounds. The name has nothing to
do with temperament, but refers to its ability to point out birds of
the order Galliformes and specifically birds belonging to the family
Phasianidae. Commonly referred to in Danish as Hen birds/Chicken
birds. The often used English name, "Old Danish Chicken Dog" is
therefore incorrect or at best badly translated.
Health No Information Available
Advice He needs space and exercise, as well as regular
brushing and checking of the ears.