Spanish pointer


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Noun1.Spanish pointer - a strong slender smooth-haired dog of Spanish origin having a white coat with brown or black patches; scents out and points to game
gun dog, sporting dog - a dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns
German short-haired pointer - liver or liver-and-white hunting dog developed in Germany; 3/4 pointer and 1/4 bloodhound
Hungarian pointer, vizsla - Hungarian hunting dog resembling the Weimaraner but having a rich deep red coat
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References in classic literature ?
It is known that the English pointer has been greatly changed within the last century, and in this case the change has, it is believed, been chiefly effected by crosses with the fox-hound; but what concerns us is, that the change has been effected unconsciously and gradually, and yet so effectually, that, though the old Spanish pointer certainly came from Spain, Mr.
Spanish pointers and spaniels are generally recognized as the earliest bird dogs, and if you 'fess up, almost every sporting breed developed since is an offshoot of those.
Using Spanish pointers and various European hounds as their root stock, these breeders began to develop dogs that embodied all of the qualities they desired.