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Do pit bulls point? Or is that only a lab/GSP thing?

Cause I was playing with Beia with the hose,and when I would stop, she would stand straight,and point at the hose,with this intense stare, like "You move you die" lol

I got it on video,if you need more of a visual view.

You can really see the point at 1:33 in.
 

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Loki does this all the time when we are fetching. I think it is just a dog thing.
 

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They can point :D
 
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Could very well be. I've just never had a dog,besides my lab mix,that pointed. That's why I wondered.
 

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Dosia points at stuff around the yard. He usually points at me when I have his ball :)

This one he's pointing up at a squirrel in the tree above us lol
 

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When a pointer points it's intense and one-track-minded. All dogs of any breed can do that, if they get intense and one-track-minded enough.
 

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Generally dogs that point are reserved for those types that fall under pointers and hounds. There was a study conducted i believe in 2008 that linked "pointing" with a unique genetic strain in relation to pointers as well. I've never personally seen an APBT point unless they were mixed with a type of hunting hound but its possible for any dog to do so. Usually though a dog that displays "pointing" just has a paw up and giving the impression of pointing vs actually pointing and lasts on a few moments. For instance if you have a ball and a dog is waiting for you to throw the ball, a paw may go up in anticipation. This is different than that of a hunting dog.
 

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Yea KM that's exactly what D does. He gets all excited and starts drooling lol


 

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Generally dogs that point are reserved for those types that fall under pointers and hounds. There was a study conducted i believe in 2008 that linked "pointing" with a unique genetic strain in relation to pointers as well. I've never personally seen an APBT point unless they were mixed with a type of hunting hound but its possible for any dog to do so. Usually though a dog that displays "pointing" just has a paw up and giving the impression of pointing vs actually pointing and lasts on a few moments. For instance if you have a ball and a dog is waiting for you to throw the ball, a paw may go up in anticipation. This is different than that of a hunting dog.
:goodpost: that is what I was going to say, an intense stare in not the same as a true pointing behavior by a hound.
 
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