History of the English Pointer
Believed to have originated in the sixteenth and seventeenth century from Europe. There are known records of the Pointer in England dating back to as early as 1650, when Pointers were used to find HARE. Most sources indicate that the Pointer was developed by crossing these baseline breeds: Greyhound, Foxhound, Bloodhounds and Bull Terriers. A few other sources include the Italian Pointer, the Setter, Newfoundland and the Bulldog.