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Remembering the Spanish Pointer: A Vanished Breed

The Spanish Pointer breed is also called Burgos Pointer in Spain, Burgalese Pointer and Perdiguero de Burgos. These dogs were originally bred as hunting companions, helping the owner to catch small animals and birds. They are good companions for people who like to be active and make great family dogs.

The coats are short and smooth, but tend to look bushier. There are two different colors: one with a white spot on a brown coat and the other with stains of darker brown. These new breeds, which are more popular in hunting than Old Spanish Pointers, are larger.

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Origins of History

It is believed that these dogs originated from Spain in the 1500s. The mix is a combination of Pachon Navarra with the Sabueso Espanol, which was originally bred to hunt. They are also used in the development of another large breed. These breeds are said to be descended from the Old Spanish Pointer, which was noticed for the first time by a Roman in 1st century.

The Muslim Conquerors later found that their existence was very valuable. Following the Spanish civil conflict, it is believed that the Old Spanish Pointer has been extinct since the 20th century. The now Spanish Pointer is still alive and well, but is now the companion to several owners.

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Old Spanish Pointer.

Temperament is a combination of behavior and personality

TemperamentUsually, their temperament is calm, gentle and quiet. They are hunting dogs and instead of barking, they will point at the target. This makes it easier for their owners. When they are not needed or if an unknown or intrusive approaches, the dogs remain quiet. Spanish Pointer also needs a large home or space in order to exercise and train.

Enjoy the best of both worldsThe breed needs to be active every day. This breed needs to be socialized and have plenty of playtime in order to maintain good behaviour. Many people believe that hunting dogs have aggressive behaviors, but this is not true. They are very easy to manage. They do fine indoors if you give them the right guidance. However, it is better to have a larger space.

PersonalityThe Spanish pointer breed is intelligent, affectionate, and hardworking. They are good with families. These dogs are loyal and take care of those they love. The dogs are protective of their owners and the other pets in the home.


Both the pet and its owner will benefit from a master who is experienced in training this breed. Because they are eager to please and curious about their master, the Spanish pointer will put in more effort when training. In the same way, they are quick to pick up on tips and techniques, making training with them easy. Remember to always use positive reinforcement when training, and finish the session with praise.

Spanish Pointers are child-friendly.

Spanish Pointers are calm, quiet and patient breeds that can get along well with both children and other animals. They should first be socialized properly before they can play with each other. Supervise them at all times, especially when they are playing with a toddler. Dogs can be more aggressive with children than toddlers. You can teach your children how to properly care for their pet so that they do not harm it unintentionally.

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Spanish Pointer with its owner.


  • Old Spanish Pointer is the ancestor to Spanish Pointer.
  • By breeding the two breeds Geardo Izquierdo & Sardonil, a new Spanish Pointer can be saved.

Health Concerns

Cherry EyeThe most common dog health problem is this. This occurs when the tear glands are clogged. The third eyelid was inflamed, but hopefully not painful. This can lead to itchy eyelids that are made worse by your dog rubbing it. Consult your veterinarian before applying any eye product.

Hip DysplasiaThis occurs when your dog’s hipbone is moved from its normal position. It is painful for them to be unable to move or walk. It may not be obvious, but you can look for symptoms such as your dog limping when walking or having unequal legs length.


  • Brown
  • White and Tan
  • White liver

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HeightA female Spanish Pointer stands between 23 and 25 inches high, while a male Spanish Pointer measures 24 to 26.

WeightSpanish Pointers are typically between 55 and 65 lbs.

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