Also known as the Italian pointer, you can trace the bracco Italiano roots or "Italian hound" back to the 5th century. They are one of Europe's oldest pointers.
Often referred to as spaniels, the Brittany is a pointing breed. These dogs developed around the 17th century in the Northern region of Brittany.
The English pointer is often referred to simply as a pointer. Although it has origins dating back to the 17th century, the breed took shape the following century.
The English setter is the most popular of three silky-coated setters to originate in the United Kingdom. Like the bracco Italiano, this breed has a long heritage.
Germany is well-known for its diligent development of skilled hunting dogs. Some experts believe them to be the most versatile and capable all-around hunting dog.
The spinone Italiano is another Italian pointing breed. These dogs hail from the country's Piedmont region and got their name from the thorny "spino".
The Hungarian vizsla (meaning "tracker") can be traced to the 8th century when ancient Magyar clans roamed the country.
The Weimaraner is another German breed that is known for its pointing skills. Although hunters initially used them for searching for big game,
The shih tzu-poodle, more commonly called the shih-poo, is another dog designed for people who suffer from allergies and live in apartments because they're small dogs who don't shed much.