The Pointer breed is a relatively hardy breed but can be prone to:
- Hip dysplasia
- Gastric dilatation volvulus
- Hypothyroidism¹ where the thyroid gland is underactive and does not product enough thyroid hormone. This can result in low energy levels, weight gain and skin problems.
Priority Kennel Club health schemes and testing:
None but there are several recommended schemes that the Kennel Club recommends which can be found here.
¹R. F. Nachreiner et al, 'Prevalence of serum thyroid hormone autoantibodies in dogs with clinical signs of hypothyroidism', 2002, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.