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Old Danish Pointer

Just as great, but smaller

Breed
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Pointing Dogs
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Original Name : Gammel Dansk Hønsehund

Type : Braccoid

Male size : 21¼-23½ inches

Male weight : 66-77 lbs

Female size : 19¾-22 inches

Female weight : 57½-68½ lbs

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Countries of origin : Denmark

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

Head+

Short, broad, without pronounced stop, with prominent occiput, clearly visible from all angles.

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Body+

Well defined withers, firm, very muscular back, short, broad, muscular, well coupled loins, broad, not too short croup, sloping slightly to the base of the tail.

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Coat+

White with brown markings, some large patches or lots of small brown specks.

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Ears+

Set rather low, broad, slightly rounded at the tips.

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Tail+

Medium length, reaching almost to the hock, carried hanging.

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Hair+

Short, dense, somewhat hard to the touch.

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The origins of the breed can be traced back to around 1710, when a man by the name of Morten Bak in northern Jutland crossed gypsy dogs with local farm dogs for eight successive generations. The piebald white and brown breed he created – a versatile bird dog – was named after him, but nowadays it is known as the Old Danish Pointer.

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

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