Breed Organization United Kennel Club Website: http://www.ukcdogs.com Native Country Germany Other Names N/A Life Expectancy Approximately 12-14 Years Litter Size Average 4-6 Puppies Breed Group FCI Pointing Dogs
Breed Appearance The Pudelpointer is a versatile hunting dog breed from Germany. It is a pointing breed that came from a cross between the German hunting poodle
(pudel) and the English Pointer. The ideal coat is harsh, wiry, and dense. The dogs shed very little.
Breed Description Head: Medium in length, broad, with bristly hair (beard and bushy eyebrows). Abrupt stop creates a slightly dish-faced appearance.
Curved nosebridge like that of the English Pointer. Broad, long muzzle. Ears: Medium in length, more pointed than rounded, well-furnished with hair, hanging very flat against the cheeks. Eyes: Large, round, yellow to yellowish-brown. Body: Fairly solid. Neck medium in length, cleanly cut, arched, muscular. High, long withers. Chest moderately broad, very deep.
Well-arched ribs. Very muscular loin. Tuck-up. Short flanks. Short, straight back. Long, well-muscled, moderately sloping croup. Tail: Lightweight, very straight, with hard hair. Docked. Hair: Hard, medium in length, harsh, and dense. Short on the lower legs. Coat: Dead foliage or brown. White, black, too pale, or bridled markings are not allowed. Size: 60 to 65 cm (23.5-25.5 in). Weight: 25 to 30 kg (55-66 lb).
History The Pudelpointer was developed by Germanys Baron von Zedlitz in the late nineteenth century. He crossed the Poodle (Pudel),
descended from the Barbet, with the English Pointer in an attempt to create a tracking, pointing, and retrieving dog. Still
today, the breed is not very stable. The Pudelpointer is popular neither in Germany, where he competes with the German
Wirehaired Pointing Dog, nor abroad. The breed is quite rare.
Behavior The energetic Pudelpointer can hunt on all types of terrain (fields, woods, and swampland). From the English Pointer he inherited
his keen nose, spiritedness, and speed; from the Poodle he got his cleverness and love of water. He tracks energetically and is a
very good retriever. He is good-natured and needs firm training.
Health This is a very hearty breed.
Advice He needs space and exercise, as well as regular brushing and attention to the ears.