When Pointers are given the right care, they can live up to 14 years but like most dogs, if not all, they are also predisposed to a few health disorders that may include Hip Dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Epilepsy, Neurotropic Osteopathy, Allergies, Cherry Eye, Entropion, Cataracts, Chondrodysplasia, Addison's Disease, Demodectic Mange and Skin Cysts. Do not hesitate to consult your vet when you notice anything not normal with your dog.
English Pointers are gundogs and as such are active dogs that will require plenty of physical and mental activities. At least 2 hours of daily exercise will suffice to make them happy and healthy. They will also love to accompany you on a run or a hike to help them relieve stress and shake off the boredom.