The Old Danish Pointer dog breed from Denmark is medium in size and used as a pointing dog. He is found in white color with brown markings. The dog breed is being applied on pointing in its homeland and is very famous in Denmark but is not well-known outside his homeland. The breed is steady, calm while showing amazing determination and courage with a great impression. The dog slowly moves while at the hunt and always maintaining a connection with hunter and fulfils his job as a pointing dog with no unnecessary difficulty of the field.

Old Danish Pointer

He is fit equally for both the big and small fields of hunting. Because of his pointing instinct, he is called a pointer. He has got the tendency to point out birds of Galliformes and those birds that belong to the Phasianidae of family. The breed seems to be a stable dog in nature, however; he can be determined and brave. A fearless and self-assured breed ever demands an extremely confident, firm, active and courageous owner with skilful qualities of leadership.

 

He is fit equally for both the big and small fields of hunting, however, is not ideal for small homes or apartment dwellings. If he is provided with enough exercise every day, he will remain friendly and healthy to his family. The Old Danish Pointer dog breed is preferably easy to maintain and care; he requires not much grooming. The male Old Danish Pointer has got the height of 21 to 24 and female is 20 to 22 inches tall. The weight for males is 66 to 77 pounds and weight of females is 57 to 68 pounds. The Life expectancy of Old Danish Pointer might be from 12 to 14 years.

 

Crucial Stats

Dog Breed Group: Pointer Dogs, Gun Dogs

Height: 21 to 24 inches

Weight: 66 to 77 pounds

Life Span: 12 to 14 years

Recognition: ACA, DRA, DKK and FCI

The Old Danish Pointer Dog is not recognized by AKC (American Kennel Club)

 

Old Danish Pointer History

The resident of Randers Morten Bak and Hobro crossed local farm dogs with gypsy dogs probably in 1710 and created a purebred of piebald white and Old Danish Pointer or brown Bakhound. The local farmers had farm-dogs that were known as Bloodhound; aforesaid hound is originated from the Squire Scent hounds and Squire Scent hound was the offspring of St. Hubert Hound. It is also thought that gypsy dog is originated from Spanish Pointing Dog and other several scent hounds. However; the final conclusion is that the St. Hubert Hound has taken apart to the Old Danish Pointer.

 

The Other Names of Old Danish Pointer

  • Gammel Dansk Honsehund
  • Old Danish Chicken Dog
  • Old Danish Bird Dog
  • Altdänischer Hühnerhund
  • Old Danish Pointing Dog
  • Ancien Chien d’arrêt danois

 

Old Danish Pointer Appearance

The Old Danish Pointer breed is a powerfully built the alert dog. One of the outstanding features of this wonderful dog breed is the huge difference between female and male. However, the female dog is mentioned as being more animated, lighter and freakish and the male dog is pretty large with an enormous power.

 

Old Danish Pointer Temperament

The dog slowly moves while at the hunt and always maintaining a connection with hunter and fulfils his job as a pointing dog with no unnecessary difficulty of the field. He is fit equally for both the big and small fields of hunting. Because of his pointing instinct, he is called a pointer. He has got the tendency to point out birds of Galliformes and those birds that belong to the Phasianidae of family. He is a great dog for the family and nice companion preferably than a Chicken dog as indicated in the Danish language. The dog breed while is fairly calm indoors and quick and active outdoors, is also not fit for small yards or apartment.

 

Old Danish Pointer with children and other pets

He can get on with children if he is raised with them and trained and socialized appropriately. Furthermore, a lot of exercises every day, well socialization and solid training can make him a very loving house dog that could respectfully behave with his family and become a nice companion dog.

 

Old Danish Pointer Care and Grooming

The Old Danish Pointer dog breed is pretty easy to maintain and care; he requires less grooming.

 

Old Danish Pointer Health Issues

No major health issue is reported yet.

 

Old Danish Pointer Training

The breed seems to be a stable dog in nature, however; he can be determined and brave. A fearless and self-assured breed ever demands an extremely confident, firm, active and courageous owner with skilful qualities of leadership. The owner of this dog breed must be confident and dominant too and an early socialization, a good training is really essential as every dog needs.

 

Old Danish Pointer Exercise

He is fit equally for both the big and small fields of hunting, however not ideal dog breed for small homes or apartment dwellings. If he provided with enough exercise every day, he will remain friendly to his family and healthy. This dog breed requires being taken on a walk on daily basis. He must be decently exercised if he is not applied on hunting jobs. Mental and physical stimulation per day can make him contented and satisfied.

 

Old Danish Pointer Talents

  • Hunting
  • Pointing
  • Companion