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Breed Organization
United Kennel Club
Native Country
Other Names
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).

The Pudelpointer was developed by Germany’s 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.

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.

This is a very hearty breed.

He needs space and exercise, as well as regular brushing and attention to the ears.

Hunting Dog, Pet.

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