By the standards of most pointers, this dog is not tall, but it is nevertheless a robust animal, well-balanced, with muscular thighs, a heavy head, and a long and powerful neck with dewlap. Its short coat is brown and white in colour, some ticking being permitted.
History of Old Danish Pointer
The origins of the Old Danish Pointer are uncertain, but it may have resulted from crossings between Spanish Pointers, brought to Denmark by gypsies, and local bloodhound breeds. The breed is little known outside its Danish homeland.
Its excellent scenting abilities makes it ideal for tracking wounded animals.
Other Names of Old Danish Pointer: Gammel Dansk Honsehund.
Identification keys of Old Danish Pointer
long, pendent ears, rounded at tips
some ticking evident in coat
broad, straight back
tapering tail, thick at base
long neck with dewlap
broad, muscular chest
short, dense coat
well-developed powerful thighs
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