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Old Danish Pointer Breed Information

This breed was originally developed in Denmark, around in the year 1701. They were used as gypsy dogs, and also as farm dogs. They were also used as bird hunters. Today this breed is also used as family companions, and also working dogs. This breed is from the family of pointing dogs. This breed is medium in size and also compact. Their head is short and also broad in appearance. They have wide and open nostrils, which makes them excellent trackers. They have wide muzzle, and low hanging pendant shaped ears. This breed has low set tail. The coat covering the body of this breed is short and also smooth in texture. They are available in white and brown or dark brow combinations. This breed is quite and gentle. They are always calmed, pleasant and also loving. They get easily attached to the family, and are very loving and affectionate towards the family and also its master. They are hunting dogs, and have all the natural instincts of a hunter. They should be trained properly in order to make them perfect household companions. Even though this breed loves around children, they should be never left alone, as they might accidently hurt the kids. They might get aggressive around strangers and also other animals. This should be avoided by proper socialization from an initial stage. They might get over protective and also dominant at certain times. This should be avoided with firm training. The average height and weight of a healthy male Old Danish pointer is 55 cm to 60 cm and 30 kg to 35 kg respectively. In case of female breed, the average height and weight is 50 cm to 56 cm and 26 kg to 31 kg. This breed is not suitable for apartment life. They at least need a yard to run around and play. They are very energetic, and hence require daily dose of exercise. They should be taken out for walks and also jogs. If they are not provided with proper exercise, they might turn destructive. They have a short coat and hence are easy to groom. They should be brushed and also combed daily, and bathed once in a month. The average life expectancy of this breed is 13 years to 15 years.

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