Old Danish Pointing Dog adult black and white

Old Danish Pointing Dog

It’s easy to tell apart male and female Old Danish Pointing Dogs. The former are powerful and solidly built, the latter lighter, livelier and more impulsive.

About the Old Danish Pointing Dog

Old Danish Pointing Dogs are members of a calm breed of steady character, with plenty of determination and courage. These medium-sized, rectangular dogs are strongly built.

The origin of the breed can be traced back to around 1710 when a man named Morten Bak, through eight generations, was crossing gypsy dogs with local farm dogs and in this way established a pure breed of piebald white and brown dogs called Bakhounds, or Old Danish Pointing Dog.

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

Breed specifics

FCI Group 7
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Determined / Confident / Quiet / Loyal

Key facts

  • Patient with children and other animals
  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Requires outdoor space