Pointer: the history of the origin of the breed
The origin of Pointer, however, like many other breeds of dogs, is enveloped in a veil of mystery and contradictory judgments.
Traditionally, this breed is considered English.
However, the English themselves are confident in its SpanishOrigin. Our goal is not to find its true origin, we will limit ourselves to tracing this breed through images representing the ancestors of the modern pointer.
According to the authoritative opinion of V.Arkwright, the great cynologist and dog breeder, the pointer's ancestors were imported to England in the beginning of the VIII century. The English have chosen the name for this breed as "making a stand" (English pointer, from point - doing a stand). In the same years English dog breeders, engaged in breeding, brought out a number of remarkable specimens, both in terms of morphological and operational characteristics.
Unfortunately, no matter how manyReliable documents on the results of their work, which, however, does not prevent us from recognizing the great skill of English dog breeders who created a genuine work of art.
In Italy, the first instances of pointers appearedEnd of IX century and were the merit of such passionate hunter-dog breeders as Marazetti, Maine and Martel. The impression this new breed has made on most hunters can not be called favorable, as they are accustomed to sluggish Italian cops and for a long time could not adapt to the crazy canter of the pointer.
The pages of the newspapers of that time unfolded a wholeA polemic between supporters of Italian and English breeds. And hunters for feathered game most quickly assessed the quality of the pointer. Subsequently, many new individuals were brought to the country and, after several years, this breed, which caused so much controversy, reached its heights not only in work, but also in the elegance of its appearance.
Today it can be argued that Italian pointers are the best in Europe. And all this thanks to the serious attitude and high professionalism of dog breeders and admirers of this delightful breed.
In 1904, Joseph Gremm turned to the dog breedersWith the following words: "We work according to the rule of the" golden mean "and defend the standard. A more practical technique is to work with healthy and maximally intelligent individuals, without any drawbacks. We will primarily take into account the performance characteristics, while not neglecting at the same time typical. "