Dogs of this particular kind are very courageous, loyal and affectionate dogs. They can be quite shy when they are with people that are not known to them. These dogs must be trained and made to socialize at an early age so that they will know what they must and must not do. Remember that these dogs are hunting dogs and they start showing their instincts when they are eight weeks old. They make exceptional hunting and companion dogs. Owners must have the mental strength and their dogs will quickly adapt to it. If owners are not emotionally stable, their dogs will become rather nervous and unsure of themselves. These dogs must be given mental and physical exercises. If they are not allowed to do these things, they will display destructive behaviors. Owners must be the pack leaders and they must show that they are strong willed. English Pointers are not known to be watchdogs but they will bark at hearing sounds that are uncommon to them.
English Pointers will reach as much as 22 – 24 inches in height. Females will reach 21 – 24 inches in height. These dogs will weigh at least 44 – 66 pounds. Their life expectancy is 13 – 14 years.
English Pointers are not recommended for living in small places like apartments. They can live indoors but they will really enjoy it if they can run around in large yards. These dogs have lot of extra energy and stamina enveloped in their bodies. Dogs of this kind glisgneed to do intensive exercises. Do not deprive these dogs of exercises and activities because they will become tensed and very disturbed. These kind of dogs must be able to go out for long fast walks with their owners. While walking, these dogs must beis at their owner's side or at their backs. Owners are the leaders and it must remain that way.