The Pointer is a very tolerant and energetic breed, making them great companions for children. Because of their intense amounts of energy, routine exercise is a must. Though renound for their innate pointing skill, these are not retrieving dogs and are not fit to be watchdogs. They should be socialized well, since they do have a tendency to be aloof and even unfriendly towards strangers.
Pointers are very diverse in colors. If the dog is dark, they often have a dark nose, and similarly, those with light (or even white) coats often have a lighter colored nose, like tan or rose. Their nails may be either dark or light, depending upon coat and skin color.