So you’re looking to adopt an Portuguese Pointer, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Portuguese Pointer is considered a medium-sized dog. As a sporting dog, they have quite a bit of energy, especially when young. Their affectionate nature is so intense that the Portuguese standard describes it as sometimes “inappropriate and inconvenient.” This breed is very hardy and is capable of great endurance and devotion. Calm and very sociable, they can be somewhat haughty towards other dogs. Curious by nature, they work with persistence and vivacity and are always a keen hunter that stays in close contact with his handler. Club Contact DetailsClub: Portuguese Pointer Club of AmericaName: Temple DaSilvaEmail: GreenFallsHollow@comcast.net The Portuguese Pointer is a very old hunting breed bred to work closely with its handler. They are enthusiastic in their work and very dedicated to their owner.”
An Portuguese Pointer typically ranges from 52.07cm to 55.88cm in height, and weighs from 15.875732950000002kg to 26.761949830000002kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Portuguese Pointer breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Portuguese Pointer insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.