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.