Italian Pointing Dog adult black and white

Italian Pointing Dog

With their hound-like bone structure and build, Italian Pointing Dogs are one of the oldest dog breeds, with mentions in writings going back to the 15th century.

About the Italian Pointing Dog

Hardy and adapted to all types of hunting, Italian Pointing Dogs are reliable pointers with an excellent sense of smell, docile and easy to train.

Despite their hunting instincts, these dogs are becoming well known as sweet, affectionate family pets due to their easy maintenance, patience with children and ability to be left alone in the home.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 7, AKC Foundation Stock Service
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–13 years

Loyal / Calm

Key facts

  • Needs little training
  • Requires minimal grooming