I've heard the term often but I have to wonder what is meant by it, I guess it depends on the dog we're talking about. In this case it's our dog Tate. Our "pint sized pointer" is a Brittney and the perfect cycling companion for a daily 5-6 mile ride before work. He's convinced me to ride when others couldn't, as many as 110 days straight in fact before taking a one day break on a very rainy day.
His hobbies include pointing birds, treeing squirrels, sniffing roadkill, making restrained dogs jealous and running alongside my singlespeed bike. He's truly a character and keeps the family entertained on a daily basis. If I had to live "a dog's life" I'd want Tate's for sure!
Scouting for birds and critters off our deck.