Pointer type, his whole constitution is harmonious and well built. Slim and solid, his well-proportioned silhouette leaves an impression of power and great solidity. The Portuguese Pointer has a beautiful gait and reveals a solid structure, yet with a nice flexibility of movement.
Between 52 and 60 cm (20.47 to 23.62 inches) for the male
Between 48 and 56 cm (18.90 to 22.05 inches) for the female
Between 20 and 27 kg (44.09 to 59.52 pounds) for the male
Between 15 and 22 kg (33.07 to 48.50 pounds) for the female
His dress can be mottled white or totally plain. It is generally in shades of brown or yellow.
His short coat is uniform, dense, strong and slightly velvety on the ears and head.
His powerful head, with a slightly domed skull, has a clearly visible stop. His large dark eyes are oval shaped. His medium size drooping ears are triangular. His nose may be black or brown, depending on the coat colour. His tail is usually shortened, but when it is whole, it almost reaches the hock.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 7, section 1 and is #187