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The Pudelpointer is a calm, self-controlled, versatile gun dog with a distinct hunting instinct and lacks game or gun shyness.

Overall Status

Height 22 to 26 inches
Temperament Friendly, Smart, Willing to Please
Weight 45 to 70 pounds
Life Expectancy Under 14 years
Coat Color Black, Liver, Brown
Barking Level When Necessery

Quick Factors

Dog Friendly
Exercise Need
Grooming Needs
Strangers Friendly
Family Affectionate
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Daily Care

Grooming Tips Exercise Tips Feeding Tips Health Tips Trainability

The Pudelpointer has a close, flat-lying, hard, rough coat of medium length with a dense undercoat; as a result, he sheds seasonally.Beyond regular weekly grooming, the occasional bath will keep him clean and looking his best. Grooming can be a wonderful bonding experience for you and your dog.

The strong, fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting, and cracking. The ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris, which can result in infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.

As a hunting breed, the Pudelpointer is highly active and requires a great deal of exercise on a daily basis. These dogs need at least an hour of vigorous exercise each day and will also appreciate having a fenced yard in which to run. Training the dog for hunting and tracking is another great way to provide additional exercise, if you aren’t training him for hunting already.

As a large-breed dog, the Pudelpointer should be fed a high-quality dry food formulated for large-breed dogs. You should also think about the fact that this breed was developed specifically for hunting – he may do well on an active or working breed formula. Just make sure you keep a close eye on your dog’s weight and body composition to ensure that he doesn’t gain too much weight.

Germany, the Pudelpointer’s country of origin, attaches special significance to the breed’s state of health with special emphasis on the prevention of hip dysplasia (HD) and epilepsy in the breed.Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Pudelpointers are healthy dogs. Working with aresponsible breeder, prospective owners can gain the education they need to learn about specific health concerns within the breed.

As a combination of two hunting breeds, the Pudelpointer is a very intelligent dog and relatively easy to train as well. This breed has a natural eagerness to please, so consistent training with positive reinforcement methods will work very well.

It is best to start your Pudelpointer with socialization and training from a very young age but make sure that you continue the training throughout his life. This breed is not willful or dominant, but he does need a reliable pack leader.


The Pudelpointer is a rough-coated pointing dog that originates from two breeds, thePoodleand thePointer. The idea behind the breed was to create a dog that combined the Poodle’s intelligence, love of water, retrieving instincts, easy trainability, willingness to please, and protective coat with the Pointer’sendless desire to hunt, birdiness, pointing instincts, field nose and endurance.

The first cross of a Poodle and an English Pointer to establish the new breed took place in Germany in 1881. The sire was an English Pointer owned by Kaiser Frederick III named Tell and the dam, a Poodle named Molly, belonged toa famous Teutonic author on the subject of hunting dogs, Hegewald.

The Poodle’s genes, as a breed, seemed to have been more dominant in passing on. To alter this, many more Pointers than Poodles were introduced into the breeding program to arrive at what the Pudelpointer is today. During the first 30 years of breeding, only 11 Poodles were used as opposed to well over 80 Pointers. After that initial time period, only the occasional reintroduction of the Pointer was needed.After World Wars I and II, the breed became severely depleted and the reintroduction of the Pointer became important again to rebuild the breeding stock.

The first Pudelpointers in North America were imported in 1956. After the breed’s foundation was laid, the Pudelpointer Club of North America was founded in 1977 in Canada.

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