English Pointers - Rescue
Why are these beautiful dogs in rescue?
Many German Shorthaired and English Pointers end up in rescue mostly because they are very active. They are bred to be hunting dogs who can work in the field all day long. They can be wonderful companions, but you have to work with them - most rescues have had little or no training - no dog can reach his or her potential without training.
Sometimes pointers are given up because they don't hunt well or have become gun shy. The fortunate few are adopted. Please think very carefully if you are considering adding a Pointer to your life. Do you have time to train a dog? Do you have a safe area for regular (daily) exercise?
On a positive note, these dogs can be extremely sweet, loving and "charming." They will work there way in to your heart.
to obedience training and regualar - every day - exercise is essential.
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Shorthair Rescue - by location
English Pointer Rescue
Adoption Application Form:
In order to help match you with a dog near you, or find the right home for a dog, here is a link to my (Dogs Hope Rescue) adoption application form. Please note, if you are out of the area your application will be sent on to other rescues - please give complete information including nearest town or city, state, etc. Incomplete forms will not be considered.
Please be aware, this is a prescreening adoption form. Each rescue group has its own criteria for placing dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are not for everyone. They end up in rescue mostly because they are very active. They were bred to be hunting dogs. They can be wonderful companions, but you have to work at it.
Like all large active dogs, they are very strong & enthusiastic. They may not be suitable in homes with small children. They require training, excellent fences, and lots of attention. Some of my own dogs are still really active at age 13.
One of the characteristics of shorthairs is endurance. When you bring a shorthair into your life you are not going to get a dog that lays around on the rug and looks like a beautiful statue. Be sure this is what you want before you adopt one.
Most pointers and shorthairs require a yard with a secure, physical fence. Their short coat is no protection from the extremes of weather, so they also need to live inside or have excellent protection from both heat and cold. They are loving dogs who do best as members of the family. They require training to meet their optimal potential - they are not "instant" perfect pets, you have to work with them.
Yes, they run just this fast and they do a lot of it.
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Last updated September 14, 2006
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