Text on mug reads: The pointer originated in Europe approximately during the middle of the 17th century. A handsome and kindly breed, alert and considerate, dignified without timidity toward either man or dog. The breed’s young, have a hunting instinct from the age of around three months. Single and tricolours, liver and white, black and white, lemon and white, orange and white, the latter all being acceptable. Renowned for its ability to point to the bird with its nose body and tail in a straight line.