Original Name : Gammel Dansk Hønsehund
Type : Braccoid
Male size : 21¼-23½ inches
Male weight : 66-77 lbs
Female size : 19¾-22 inches
Female weight : 57½-68½ lbs
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Denmark
Old Danish Pointers are members of a calm breed of steady character, with plenty of determination and courage. These medium-sized, rectangular dogs are strongly built.
Short, broad, without pronounced stop, with prominent occiput, clearly visible from all angles.
Well defined withers, firm, very muscular back, short, broad, muscular, well coupled loins, broad, not too short croup, sloping slightly to the base of the tail.
White with brown markings, some large patches or lots of small brown specks.
Set rather low, broad, slightly rounded at the tips.
Medium length, reaching almost to the hock, carried hanging.
Short, dense, somewhat hard to the touch.
The origins of the breed can be traced back to around 1710, when a man by the name of Morten Bak in northern Jutland crossed gypsy dogs with local farm dogs for eight successive generations. The piebald white and brown breed he created – a versatile bird dog – was named after him, but nowadays it is known as the Old Danish Pointer.
It’s easy to tell apart male and female Old Danish Pointers. The former are powerful and solidly built, the latter lighter, livelier and more impulsive.