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A Portuguese Pointer, is a breed of dog developed as a gun dog. It is one of several pointing breeds and is mainly used in red-legged partridge hunting. The Portuguese pointer arose from the ancient Iberian hunting dogs with its presence in Portugal traceable to the early twelfth century. Initially the dog was bred in the royal kennels and later became a very popular hunting dog for the lower classes of society. In the eighteenth century, many English families established a presence in the region of Oporto in the business of wine production and came to know the Portuguese hunting breed which was taken to England where they played a part in the origin of the English pointer. However, during the nineteenth century when Portugal was experiencing considerable social hardships, the breed began a progressive decline. It was not until the 1920s when some breeders made an effort to salvage the breed by locating some of the ancient Portuguese dogs in the inaccessible north of Portugal. The Portuguese pedigree book was then established in 1932 and breed standard in 1938. For at least a thousand years, this dog has always had the same square head, a marked stop, triangular ears and compact look and since the 17th century, the same docked tail, and among pointing dogs all over the world just the perdigueiro and his "son" the English pointer have this kind of skull-facial convergence so typical.
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You want an Portuguese Pointer puppy. There are over 2,000,000 puppies born in the United States every year and 90% are bred and born in puppy mills. Many Portuguese Pointer puppies are born in these puppy mills. They are bred by breeders who only care about the money. These breeders will tell you the mother and father are healthy when they are not. The breeder will tell you the mother and father are "AKC" registered and healthy but AKC does NOT require the dogs to be tested before breeding. These breeders will tell they use ethical breeding practices when they do not. You need to do all you can to insure the Portuguese Pointer puppy you purchase for yourself or your family has the greatest chance of being bred in a healthy environment. Dogs don't live as long as we humans and if you are spending hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on an Portuguese Pointer puppy, SPEND IT WISELY!
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Are you looking for a pet for your family but don't plan to show your Portuguese Pointer? If so, please consider adopting or rescueing the Portuguese Pointer for yourself or your family. As many as 25% of the dogs in adoption agencies and rescue organizations are "purebred" dogs.
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