The Spanish Pointer is a natural race, I mean, it didn't happen the way it does currently, with the cross dog races created by the men, it does belong to the Iberian Peninsula.
ALONSO MARTINEZ DEL ESPINAR describes it, in the year 1644, like "a great worker animal, which breath and agility makes him so big that he can't stop running from morning to night;
There are some so light that looks as if he were flying over the
ground, and when the dog is well trained in bird tracking, he multiplies these diligences until he stops
them, which is what the one following him wants" (Chapter XXXVII the Art of
The British are the ones that more repeatedly talk about the SPANISH POINTER or "Perro de Punta Español", short and brown haired
race, this race was taken to England in the XVII-XVIII centuries.
STONEHENGUE, a pointer studious, wrote by the end of the XIX
century: The modern English pointer has been created in part, by crossing the ancient Spanish
pointer, choosing the most light and fast specimens.
WILLIAK ARKWRIGHT, in a work appeared in 1902 in a luxury edition and four years after the popular edition "The Pointer and his Predecessors", gives more information about this
Finally DAVID TAYLOR, eminent veterinary who manages an international veterinary organization whose services are frequently required all over the world
zoos, confirms in his great work "The Big Book of the Dog" that the Spanish pointer was introduced in the United Kingdom and cross with English
foxhounds, given as a result the English pointer. In the same way in the XVII century Germany crossing Spanish pointers and bloodhounds developed the German Braco.
And the Italian modern Braco has probably the same origin in the Spanish race. So Spain has been really important for the development of the European dog
races, but its importance has not been recognized yet as it
As for the Spanish pointer, it appears without any doubt as the stock of the main actual
I hope that this little history statement help to honour and recognize this native
race, unfortunately disappeared, but that give us so interesting