Hunting Dogs in Action . Pointer Dog .
There are several types of hunting dogs developed for various tasks and purposes.
The major categories of hunting dogs include hounds, terriers, dachshunds, cur type dogs, and gun dogs.
Further divisions can be made among these categories based upon the dogs’ skillset and capabilities
Pointing dogs, sometimes called bird dogs, are a type of gundog typically used in finding game.
Gundogs are traditionally divided into three classes: retrievers, flushing dogs, and pointing breeds
The name pointer comes from the dog’s instinct to point, by stopping and aiming its muzzle towards game .
This demonstrates to the hunter the location of their quarry and allows them to move into gun range.
Pointers were selectively bred from dogs who had abundant pointing and backing instinct.
They typically start to acquire their hunting instincts at about 2 months of age.
Pointing dogs can be dated to England and Europe in about the 1650s.