Pointers are even-tempered, affectionate dogs, and despite their large size, make good house pets as long as they get sufficient exercise and mental stimulation due to their extremely high energy levels. Pointers are intelligent, affectionate, clean and intensely loyal. Their aggression level is very low to non-existent and they normally happily share their home and humans with other dogs and cats. They are not typically territorial and can be reserved with strangers. They are very good with children and fit in well with family life generally.
While Pointers were bred to be hunting dogs, they are perfectly content to be given adequate exercise by other means like free running and swimming . Since they are a galloping breed, regular exercise is important for them.
A good-sized, securely fenced yard is a must to keep a Pointer safe.
Pointers love to be “couch potatoes” who enjoy relaxing on the family’s chairs or sofas,this is a natural part of their desire to feel part of the pack.