Old Danish Pointer

Old Danish Pointer

Last updated: Sep 04 2023

Old Danish Pointer is a medium-sized dog breed developed in the 1700s for working purposes. They make excellent pets since they are affectionate with people. They require a lot of daily activities to be happy, and they are not fit in inactive families.

They are the happiest when they spend their time outside playing.

Old Danish Pointer


20-24 in (50-60 cm)

Old Danish Pointer


57-77 lb (26-35 kg)

Old Danish Pointer



Old Danish Pointer

Life Expectancy:

12-14 years

Dog Breed Characteristics

Energy Level
Grooming Needs
Exercise Needs
Kid Friendly
Dog Friendly
General Health


Old Danish Pointers have a short and dense coat that is hard to touch. Their coat is white with brown markings. The brown color can vary, but in most cases, brown to dark brown is preferred.

Since these dogs have droopy ears, you should be very careful and check them regularly. They are prone to developing ear infections, and because of that, weekly check their ears for any signs of infections – bad odor, redness, wax build-up, etc.

With these dogs, the rest is basic care. Trim their nails if the dog doesn’t wear them out naturally, bathe them a few times a year, and brush their teeth so they secure fresh breath and healthy gums.


Old Danish Pointer dogs are very active, and they will enjoy all fun daily activities. You can take them on long walks, play with them in the house or throw them ball outside – whatever you choose, your dog will enjoy and be happy. If their daily physical needs are met, you will have the most lovable dog with whom you will not have any problems.


To ensure that you end up with the best possible dog, early socialization is a must. Start socializing your Old Danish Pointer as soon as you bring him home. With proper socialization, you will ensure that your dog doesn't become shy or aggressive.

Expose your Old Danish Pointer to many different dogs, people, sights, and sounds, and that will teach him how to properly react in many different situations.

Old Danish Pointer and kids

Old Danish Pointers are an excellent choice for families with kids, and they will be great playing partners for them. Remember that no matter how good your dog is, you should never leave him alone with kids so any unwanted behavior wouldn't emerge.

Old Danish Pointer and other animals

Old Danish Pointer gets along with other dogs and enjoys their company. With proper socialization, you don't have to worry that your dog will become aggressive or not get along with other dogs. Since this is a hunting dog in some cases, Old Danish Pointer can start chasing smaller animals.


Every dog can develop some health problems, and Old Danish Pointer also can suffer from some conditions. To be sure that you will end up with the dog with the best possible health, always buy Old Danish Pointer from a  responsible dog breeder. Responsible breeders will regularly check their breeding dogs to ensure that their puppies will be without inherited diseases.

Old Danish Pointer can suffer from the following:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Eye problems
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Ear infections

Old Danish Pointer breeders

Old Danish Pointers are not so popular dogs around the world, so you must be prepared that you will have to wait for your puppy if you decide that this is the best dog for you. While searching for breeders, always find the good ones, and if you do so, you don’t have to worry that your dog will end up with inherited diseases.

While talking to breeders, always ask them to show you the health certificates of their dogs.

Since this is an active dog, you will have to provide them with many activities. If you are not a very active person, we advise you to search for different less active dog breeds. That way, you won’t end up with a dog who will be unhappy because his physical needs are not met.

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Updated at04.09.2023.