meet thePortuguese Pointer


Did You Know?

The Portuguese Pointer has been assigned the Sporting Group designation.

There is evidence of the Portuguese Pointer in Portugal from as early as the Twelfth Century.

From the July 2005 Board Meeting - Three new breeds were accepted into the Foundation Stock Service program: The Karelian Bear Dog, the Kishu Ken and the Portuguese Pointer.

From the May 2007 Board Meeting - The Portuguese Pointer will be eligible to compete in Companion Events effective January 1, 2008.

Portuguese navigators took the Portuguese Pointer along in their ships during the time of the discovery of the Americas and the breed was used in the formation of popular breeds such as...

The Portuguese Pointer was almost extinct by the 1920's.

The Portuguese Pointer has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since 2005.

The Portuguese Pointer is often used for hunting upland game birds as well as rabbit.

The Portuguese Pointer's affectionate nature is so intense that the Portuguese standard describes it as sometimes "inappropriate and inconvenient."

From the July 2007 Board Meeting - The Portuguese Pointer was approved to compete in AKC Pointer Hunt Tests for suffix titles effective January 1, 2008.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Light Yellow 530
Red Yellow 531
Yellow 232


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
White Markings 014