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Canicross is a dog-powered sport in which a dog is harnessed to a runner to enable both the human and their dog to run more quickly. This sport was first developed in order to help prepare young sled dogs for mushing as well as to maintain the fitness of sled dogs during the snowless summer months. It has recently begun to increase in popularity amongst pet parents of non-sledding dog breeds as a way to maximize fitness for both themselves and their canine companions as well as an excellent way to improve communication between them. While this moderately expensive sport can be quite enjoyable as a casual activity, it is often organized as a competitive sport as well. Try it out to allow your Pudelpointer to burn off energy while you exercise. Once you buy your equipment, canicross is a free activity.
Pudelpointers were developed to be excellent all-around hunting dogs, and they are still frequently employed to track, point out, and retrieve game birds both in and out of the water. Those who hunt with Pudelpointer dogs occasionally return with more birds than they actually shot as these dogs are known for finding shot birds among bullrushes that other dogs were unable to locate. This breed of canines is required to pass a hunt test in both Germany and the United States in order to be eligible to breed and are less concerned with the dog’s form or appearance. If you are planning on hunting your Pudelpointer; you can help them to prepare early by playing games that will help to teach them the basic skills required to make an excellent hunting dog.
Dock diving, also referred to as dock jumping, is a recently developed canine sport that was first exhibited just over a decade ago during the 1997 Incredible Dog Challenge. When participating in this competitive activity, canine competitors run to the end of a thirty-five to forty foot dock, jumping off the end in pursuit of a specific target, with the goal of securing either the longest or highest jump in the competition. Since it’s inception, dock diving has become quite popular and several Dock Dog associations and clubs have formed throughout the United States with many competitions available for those who wish to participate. Pudelpointers typically have a high drive to retrieve and a fondness for water, making them excellent candidates for this activity.