Developed in 1881 by German breeder Baron von Zedlitz, the Pudelpointer is a rough-coated pointing dog that originated from two breeds, the Poodle (German: Pudel) and the Pointer, that combined the Poodle’s intelligence, love of water, retrieving instincts and water-resistant coat with the Pointer’s superb hunting abilities, pointing instinct, field nose and endurance.
Initially, the Poodle’s genes too strongly dominated the new breed. To achieve the correct balance, from 1881 until 1911 only 11 Poodles were used to breed, as opposed to over 80 Pointers.
Today, the Pudelpointer is considered to be one of the world’s best all-around gun dogs.
Weight: Female: 44–66 lbs (20–30 kg) Male: 44–66 lbs (20–30 kg)
Height: Female: 22–25 inches (55–63 cm) Male: 24–27 inches (60–68 cm)
Coat: Harsh, wiry, and dense. Some may be short and smooth or long and woolly.
Color: Black, Liver, Brown.
Life span: 11-14 years
Temperament: Friendly, Intelligent, Self-Controlled, Even-Tempered, Calm.
Health: Healthy breed. Some may be susceptible to hip dysplasia, bloat and epilepsy
• Pudelpointer puppies love to swim.
CKC: Group 1 – Sporting Dogs
UKC: Gun Dogs
FCI: Group 7, Section 1.1 Continental Pointing Dogs: Pointer type #216