The Pointer, a sporting dog, originated in Spain and England during the 17th Century. Average weight, 50 to 55 pounds. Height 22 to 25 inches. Having great energy they develop fast and mature early. They are very popular where a dog of speed and power as well as hunting ability is required. Their popularity in hunting and field extend to every section of the United States. They have become the symbol of the active, hard-working birds dig.