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#6881430 - 09/07/17 06:04 PM Ever Heard of a Mini Pointer?
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Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 1537
Loc: Bishop, Texas
A couple of months ago, I bought a 7 week old pointer puppy. She looked great on paper, and I was excited about her and spoke for a female before this litter was whelped.
She was pretty small, but I didnt think much about it, because her two sisters were the same size.

Now, two months later, she is right at 4 months and no taller than my cockers. I call her Tinkerbell.

I've looked up dwarfism in dogs, and they are supposed to have (proportionally)large heads, short legs, and long body. Tink has none of those features. Long legs, I wouldn't say she is short coupled, but her back certainly isn't long, and a beautiful little head. She is well proportioned...just tiny.

She is a running little monkey! Just like she is supposed to be. Her size is the only thing that concerns me. She wouldn't make a good size mouthful for a coyote or a hog.

#6881433 - 09/07/17 06:09 PM Re: Ever Heard of a Mini Pointer? [Re: Pointer]
bill oxner Offline
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Registered: 11/03/09
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Loc: Katy-Fulshear
I love a short coupled pointer.
Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill

#6881437 - 09/07/17 06:15 PM Re: Ever Heard of a Mini Pointer? [Re: Pointer]
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Dynamite comes in a small package.
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.

#6881440 - 09/07/17 06:22 PM Re: Ever Heard of a Mini Pointer? [Re: Pointer]
kindall Offline

Registered: 08/01/09
Posts: 3918
Loc: Spring, Tx
The smallest bird dog I owned, left the big ones in the dust. I called her a pocket rocket.

Shopping with your husband is like hunting with the game warden.
Experience is what you get, when you didn't get what you wanted.

#6881460 - 09/07/17 06:53 PM Re: Ever Heard of a Mini Pointer? [Re: Pointer]
68rustbucket Offline
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Registered: 10/21/08
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Loc: San Marcos, TX
Small dog = less food, less poop

#6881494 - 09/07/17 07:27 PM Re: Ever Heard of a Mini Pointer? [Re: 68rustbucket]
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Registered: 07/22/07
Posts: 2268
Loc: Sanger, Texas
I remember a female named Tina that was a littermate to my Mikey dog. I bet she didn't weigh 35 lbs full grown. Short coupled and could flat out fly and one heck of a bird finder. I'd be very happy with a small pointer. Congrats!
Bobby Barnett

#6882791 - 09/09/17 04:07 PM Re: Ever Heard of a Mini Pointer? [Re: Pointer]
catslayer Offline
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Loc: Straight out of Johnson County
Lol sounds nothing wrong with her, just little.

Smaller poop is always a plus... you pulk the wing and string out yet?
Sombody smells like fried borritos...

#6883159 - 09/10/17 08:04 AM Re: Ever Heard of a Mini Pointer? [Re: Pointer]
reeltexan Offline
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Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 2552
Loc: Ovilla - TEXAS

I prefer smaller dogs.
Take her hunting and count your blessings.

"Count that day lost whose low, descending sun
Is not, in part, obscured by powder from my gun"
B. Spiller

#6883189 - 09/10/17 08:58 AM Re: Ever Heard of a Mini Pointer? [Re: Pointer]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Loc: bastrop county
the old saying "don't judge a book by its cover"
hold on Newt, we got a runaway

#6887840 - 09/14/17 08:57 PM Re: Ever Heard of a Mini Pointer? [Re: Pointer]
Smokey Bear Offline

Registered: 05/11/17
Posts: 167
Loc: Texas
I like the small quick ones as well. Most of them seem to physically hold up better as they age, and they travel well.
Smokey Bear---Lone Star State.

#6888306 - 09/15/17 10:35 AM Re: Ever Heard of a Mini Pointer? [Re: Pointer]
Eagle 1 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/09
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Loc: Fritch, TX
I have two active GSP's and one is considerably smaller than the other. Tires less easily and a little more athletic but they both can go.

I'm going to stand outside so if anybody asks, I'm outstanding!


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