A mix between the Poodle and the English Pointer, the Pudelpointer was originally bred in Germany as a retrieving dog. Although primarily a working hunting dog, this breed also possesses a lovely, warm, friendly and affectionate side to its personality.
The Pudelpointer is an active dog with huge stamina and therefore requires an owner who can keep up with its tremendous need for exercise. Easy to train and calm within the home, it makes a terrific family companion despite also being a skilled hunter.
Key facts about the Pudelpointer
Life expectancy :
Temperament :Playful Intelligent Hunter
Origins and history
The Pudelpointer’s story starts in 1881, when German breeders sought to find the perfect hunting breed. After years of trial and error, they eventually mixed Poodles with English pointers and found exactly what they were looking for - a loyal yet extremely capable hunting dog! Today, the breed is popular in Germany but is still fairly rare in the UK.
FCI breed nomenclature
Group 7 - Pointing Dogs
Section 1 : Continental Pointing Dogs
Physical characteristics of the Pudelpointer
Female : Between 22 and 25 in
Male : Between 24 and 27 in
Female : Between 55 and 66 lb
Male : Between 55 and 66 lb
Chestnut, brown, liver or black.
Type of coat
Its coat type is hypoallergenic. Double-layered, weather-resistant. Either medium and wiry or smooth and short.
Amber, hazel, or varying shades of brown.
The Pudelpointer is a medium-sized dog, often described as awkward looking due to its unique moustache and heavy eyebrows. But with it boasting shaggy, floppy ears and sparkling, bright eyes, we think the Pudelpointer is actually rather adorable! The body is strong, well-muscled and athletic whilst being very slightly longer than it is tall.
Good to know
The Pudelpointer is a natural swimmer. In fact, as soon as it sets its eyes on a body of water, it’ll be straight in there!
Often described as warm, friendly and affectionate, forming tight-knit bonds to its family. Loves company, but really flourishes in the field.
As a lover of company and exercise, playtime makes the perfect pass-time for a Pudelpointer.
The Pudelpointer can be chilled-out in the home - providing its had enough exercise, of course!
Bred from two highly intelligent breeds, making for a super smart pooch.
Bred to hunt and retrieve, the Pudelpointer possesses a strong hunting instinct and shouldn’t be trusted around small animals.
Fearful / wary of strangers
Naturally wary of strangers, the Pudelpointer requires extensive socialisation as a puppy to ease shyness.
Intelligent and capable of making decisions independently whilst out at work, but not known to be stubborn or willful.
Behaviour of the Pudelpointer
The Pudelpointer forms extremely close bonds with its family, meaning it’s highly prone to separation anxiety. Requires an owner or family who can provide company for most of the day.
Like many hunting dogs, this one will bark a lot.
Tendency to run away
Due to the Pudelpointer’s retrieving instincts, it’s quite likely to run away and bring back a ‘surprise’ of sorts. This breed needs to be trained well on and off the lead from a young age, otherwise, it will pull on the lead or run away.