Pudelpointer

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44-66 lbs
22-25"
Germany
Pudel, PP, Pudlepointer, Puddle Pointer, Poodle Pointer, Pudle Pointer, Pudel Pointer

The Pudelpointer is an interesting hunting dog in that he originated from the Pudel, or German Hunting Poodle, the English Pointer and other Pointing breeds. He is a hypoallergenic breed and a versatile hunter. He is a gentle dog and loves receiving attention and affection. His intelligence makes him easy to train and he excels when positive reinforcement is being used. The Pudelpointer may look awkward but he is a devoted companion and hunter. He does require a lot of exercise and daily exercise is recommended to keep him calm and able to adjust to a family setting rather than being out in the field or water hunting. 

Purpose
Hunting Dog, Gun Dog, Watch Dog, Retrieving Dog
Date of Origin
1800s
Ancestry
Poodle, English Pointer

Pudelpointer Health

Average Size
Height: 24-27 inches Weight: 44-66 lbs
Height: 22-25 inches Weight: 44-66 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Mono/Bilateral Cryptorchidism
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Ectropion
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None
Occasional Tests
  • Eye examination

Pudelpointer Breed History

Baron Von Zedlitz was a German breeder who became known for his work with hunting dogs, specializing in tracking, retrieving and pointing dogs. In 1881, he bred a German Hunting Poodle, or Pudel, with an English Pointer. Zedlitz wanted to create the ideal gun dog that could hunt with great effectiveness over land and water. The Pudel’s love for water and his exceptional retrieving capabilities made him an ideal choice to be crossed with a Pointer. It took Baron Von Zedlitz over 30 years to finally develop his perfect gundog. Since the Pudel has strong genes that kept coming through the offspring, Zedlitz had to keep adjusting his breeding practices and used 80 Pointers and only 11 Pudels in his quest to develop the Pudelpointer. The breed remained virtually unknown during his developmental years; Zedlitz only placed puppies with trusted friends and other hunting enthusiasts where he could closely document each puppy’s growth and training. In 1956, the Pudelpointer was imported into Canada by Bodo Winterhelt. Winterhelt also established the Pudelpointer Club of North America, located in Canada, in 1977. Interest in the breed within Canada grew, especially among hunters and hunt clubs. With the establishment of the Pudelpointer Club of North America, interest in the breed spread to the United States where he has been recognized by the United Kennel Club and is in the process of being recognized by the American Kennel Club. He has been accepted in the AKC’s Foundation Stock Service and is recognized as a rare sporting breed. 

Pudelpointer Breed Appearance

The Pudelpointer is often described as awkward and somewhat odd looking. His nose color is dependent on his coat color and it can be either black or brown. He has large eyes that are set on the sides of his head and are pigmented depending on the color of his coat. He should never have droopy eye lids or a wall-eyed look. The Pudelpointer has a hard topcoat that is medium length and fitted close to his body. His coat should lie flat against the body. His undercoat is dense and softer. He does have a beard that gives him a wizened look. The Pudelpointer has a coat that is weather resistant and provides plenty of protection from undergrowth or branches. He can be found in three different colors: black, liver and brown. There can be small white markings on his chest or his toes, but he should never have large white patches on his body. 

Eye Color Possibilities
Hazel
Brown
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
Black
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
Brown
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Pudelpointer Breed Maintenance

The Pudelpointer is a hypoallergenic breed and is a good choice for people who have allergies to pet dander. That being said, he is generally a very low maintenance breed. His coat is naturally clean and he does not have a dog smell that can be offensive to many. Brush him once a week, using a pin brush and metal comb, to remove any dirt from his coat. Comb through his beard to remove tangles and debris. When he does need a bath, use a shampoo that is mild and will not cause irritation. Some people trim his beard to keep drooling and food debris to a minimum. The Pudelpointer should have a dental routine put in place to keep his teeth from decaying prematurely or gum disease from developing. Have his nails clipped every couple of weeks or as needed. Clean his ears weekly to ensure infections do not occur. 

Brushes for Pudelpointer
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

Pudelpointer Temperament

The Pudelpointer is an intelligent and social dog. He is a focused hunter but also a loving companion. When he is home with his family, he is calm but still requires a lot of social interaction and exercise. He does need a secure fence to contain him so he does not take off after some unsuspecting prey. When he is outside of his fence, be sure to keep him leashed unless he is at a dog park or another area where dogs are allowed off-leash. At home, do not leave him unattended with smaller pets, including cats and birds, he has a very high prey drive and could easily harm them. Basic training is pretty easy with the Pudelpointer as long as training is consistent and upbeat. He is naturally a good watchdog; however, do not expect him to be a guard dog that will protect his home at all cost. He also has been known to be an excellent search and rescue dog because of his strong retrieving skills.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Pudelpointer Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.1 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$34 - $45

Pudelpointer Height & Weight

6 Months
Height: 20 inches Weight: 25 lbs
Height: 18 inches Weight: 25 lbs
12 Months
Height: 23 inches Weight: 45 lbs
Height: 21 inches Weight: 45 lbs
18 Months
Height: 25 inches Weight: 55 lbs
Height: 23 inches Weight: 55 lbs

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