This German breed was established in the late 19th century by the German Baron Von Zedlitz after prolonged experiments. Origin of the Pudelpointer stems from crossing poodles and pointers while keeping the exceptional hunting qualities of the poodle and the pointer's quality of work in the field. This dog can hunt grouse, ducks, rabbits and foxes in difficult terrain and in water.
This breed is rare, even in their homeland Germany, but its exceptional qualities are increasingly recognized, because besides being a great retriever, it is a perfect companion dog. However, listing for puppies for sale are rare outside Western Europe.
The Pudelpointer has a dense skeletal structure and musculature and proportionate to its body size of the head. Its hair is long, shaping a beard and mustache. The dog's eyes are large with a dark amber color and lively expression. Ears are moderately large, hanging, with a dense coat and slightly rounded tips. In countries where it is permitted, tail can be cut.
The dog's coat is short, sharp and of medium length with a thick undercoat. Its color is black or brown.
Size of the breed varies from 60 to 68 cm. Average weight is about 20 to 20 kg.
Character and behavior
The Pudelpointer inherited highly developed sense of smell and the live gait of the pointer. The Poodle blood added a bright intellect and love of water and swimming. It is joviality, energetic and enthusiastic when hunting. The dog has a balanced character, neither aggressive nor shy.
As a pet, it is calm, gentle, likes to communicate with master and its family. It is a good guard because it is smart and knows what to do in critical situations.
The Pudelpointer loves to run freely and requires physical exertion, so its owners should be at least sporty.
Training and education
This breed is intelligent and easy to train, but still needs a steady hand and perseverance. You must show your puppy who the leader of the pack is. Overall, this is an obedient, resourceful and executive breed.
Grooming and care
Coat of this dog is easy to maintain, it is sufficient to regularly comb it. You can bathe your pet after hunting to remove any dirt and avoid the risk of infections.
It’s most appropriate to raise the Pudelpointer in a house because it is accustomed to wide spaces and fresh air.
There aren't any specific genetic diseases, typical for this breed.It is a very healthy and durable dog. However, you should pay attention to its ears, which are prone to otitis. It is good to monitor the incidence of hip dysplasia and epilepsy. To avoid future problems, you should buy puppies, whose parents have OFA and CERF health certificates.
Average life expectancy of the breed is 13-14 years.
Children and other pets
The Pudelpointer is suitable for family with children of all ages. It gets along perfectly with kids and loves to play with them. This dog is sociable and ready to get acquainted with new people.
This breed gets along with other dogs and you can rest assured in this respect - it will rather play than fight with them.
Pudelpointres are kind even with cats, but keep in mind that this dog has a very strong hunting instinct. Small animals, rodents and birds are in danger, as your pet may consider them a prey.
In recent years, the breed gains popularity outside Germany. There are a few famous Kennels that breed the Pudelpointer in Austria, Canada, Czech Republic and America.