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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 Hunting).

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 topic.

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 deserves.

As for the Spanish pointer, it appears without any doubt as the stock of the main actual races. I hope that this little history statement help to honour and recognize this native race, unfortunately disappeared, but that give us so interesting legacy.

  "We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet: and, amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us" Maurice Maeterlinck