About Italian Pointer Dogs
Italian Pointers were a very popular breed during the Renaissance;
they were especially appreciated by nobles and the kings of various European
countries. They were bred at the Gonzaga’s and The Medici’s, largely employed
during hunting in the nearby woods, which at that time were rich of game. Their
popularity sharply declined towards the 19th century but in the last century
they were revalued and employed for hunting feathered game. Their hunting gait
is a trot, while all other breeds gallop in hunting.
Italian Pointers have a strong build with a vigorous but
a harmonious and well-proportioned body.
Italian pointers are very clever and extremely loving, they
can learn surprisingly fast.