Pointers are affectionate and usually friendly toward other dogs, pets and strangers. They are gentle and sweet but some can be too energetic for small children. As members of the sporting group, they have been bred to be bird dogs that have the stamina to run for hours, so they need lots of exercise. They respond well to training. Get acquainted with this dog off leash in one of our family run areas. Most dogs will need to run off some energy before they settle down and get acquainted with you. Thanks!