Facts & Origin
Pointollie - The mixture of English Pointer and Collie
The Pointollie is a fascinating cross between the English Pointer and the Collie. This unique breed of dog combines the characteristics and traits of both parent breeds and is becoming increasingly popular.
The English Pointer has its roots in Great Britain and was originally bred as a hunting dog. He is known for his exceptional nose, speed and endurance. The Collie , on the other hand, also originated in Great Britain and is a versatile working dog. He is known for his intelligence, adaptability and beautiful coat.
Suitability and use
The Pointollie is an intelligent and active dog that works well as a working and companion dog. With its friendly nature and strong hunting instincts, it can be a loyal companion.
|Origin||UK - Scotland|
|Life expectancy||10 - 14 years|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of the Pointollie
This mix often inherits the tracking and hunting ability of the English Pointer, as well as the intelligence and eagerness to work of the Collie. The Pointollie is usually easy to train and shows a great willingness to learn. Consistent training and mental stimulation are important to nurture his natural talents and balance his energy levels.
The Pointollie is a fascinating cross between the English Pointer and the Collie. With his friendly nature and versatile character, he can be a wonderful companion dog and hunting dog. Proper care and regular veterinary examinations are critical to ensure the Pointollie's health and well-being. With proper care, he can grow up to be a loyal and active companion that will provide many happy moments in your life.
Care and health maintenance
The Pointollie may have certain health problems due to the parent breeds. These include hip dysplasia, eye problems, and epilepsy. Regular veterinary examinations, a balanced diet and adequate physical activity are important to maintain the Pointollie's health. Likewise, adequate exercise and mental stimulation is essential to channel his energy and prevent obesity.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The Pointollie has a mixture of the parent breeds in terms of appearance and size. He often has a medium stature with an athletic build. His coat can be medium to long and can be a variety of colors such as white, black, brown or a combination of these colors. Regular brushing is important to keep the coat free of tangles and ensure a healthy appearance.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Nervous disorders are manifested, for example, by disturbances in perception, neurological abnormalities such as tremors, apathy, convulsions, paralysis, tilting of the head, uncontrolled urination and defecation, and behavioural abnormalities.
The MDR1 defect is a defect in the MDR1 gene that can occur in some breeds of dogs and in humans. This results in the deficient or absent synthesis of a certain protein which is an important component of the blood-brain barrier, leading to hypersensitivity to some drugs.
Metabolic diseases (cystinuria)
Cystinuria is a hereditary metabolic disease. Affected dogs lack a transport protein for certain amino acids (protein building blocks). In the kidney, the task of this transport protein is a return transport of amino acids from the urine into the bloodstream.
This mixed breed was created by crossing an English Pointer with a Collie.
English Pointer and Collie mix dogs are intelligent, eager to learn, bright and can be kept very well as family dogs.
Ideally, you should walk this dog for at least 1-2 hours a day so that he can develop physically and mentally.
To stay healthy, this dog should receive a balanced diet consisting of high quality food that meets the dog's nutritional needs.
You don't have to bathe him very often, but it is recommended to bathe him every 2-3 months to keep his coat clean and shiny.