Old Danish Pointing Dog

Life expectancy

11 years

Age adult

20 months

Height (Shoulder height)

55 cm


30 kg

Coat texture

short-haired / smooth / dense

Coat color


Common illnesses

myasthenia gravis / congenital myasthenic syndrome (CMS)

Food expenses per month in €

about € 68

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather not

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather yes

First dog suitable

Rather not

Allergy friendly

Rather not


Very atletic


Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Low grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


quick and eager to learn / friendly / likes hunting / calm / confident

Bred for

hunting dog, hound

Common illnesses

myasthenia gravis / congenital myasthenic syndrome (CMS)

Dog type according to FCI

pointing dogs

FCI description

These hunting dogs should track down the hair or feather-game, however not hunt themselves. They show the hunter by pointing where the game is and remain in the typical position until the hunter is close enough to the shot and the command is given to scare the game away. Finding, stalking and storming are their tasks, so living in the city is not suitable. These intelligent, sporty dogs need hunting activities or species-appropriate alternative employment in order to be physically and mentally busy. Most of them are closely bound to their humans, so ask yourself if you can meet these demands.

Short description

The Old Danish Pointing Dog is the product of the cross breeding of gypsy dogs and farmdogs. The breeders intention was to breed a reliable pointing dog. During hunts he can be used as tracking-, pointing- and bloodhound. Nowadays, he is also trained as a drug-sniffing dog and as an explosive detection dog. He works camly and with great endurance. He is very attached to his family.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.