Dog Breeds – Pointers

by Jonni

English shorthair pointers, German shorthair pointers, Irish setters, English setters, Gordon setters, Weimaraner, Brittany spaniel

The breeds that point include the English and German shorthair pointers, along with Irish, English and Gordon setters, the Weimaraner and the Brittany spaniel. Some of these breeds, most notably the Weimaraner and Irish setter, can be domineering and difficult to handle. The Irish setter, a beautiful animal that is truly a joy to watch bounding across a field, also has the reputation for having a brain that’s a few cards short of a deck. They can be very difficult dogs when kept as pets.

On the other extreme, the English and Gordon setters are very responsive, human-oriented dogs that seem to fit in well with a dog-loving family.