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The Purebred Pudelpointer

Information and Pictures

Close up front view - A wiry-looking brown Pudelpointer dog is sitting in grass looking forward. Its eyes are golden brown and its nose is brown.

Chewie the Pudelpointer full grown

Pronunciation

pood-el poin-ter

Description

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Temperament

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Height, Weight

Weight: 44 - 66 pounds (20 - 30 kg)
Height: 21 - 26 inches (53 - 66 cm)

Health Problems

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Living Conditions

The Pudelpointer is not recommended for apartment life. This breed needs plenty of exercise to prevent extreme indoor restlessness. It will do best with at least a large yard.

Exercise

This dog is energetic and tireless. It is very important that it gets daily vigorous exercise to prevent it from becoming high-strung with indoor restlessness. The Pudelpointer can be a challenge for even the most active family and they should not be taken on as a family pet unless they can guarantee plenty of daily vigorous exercise. It needs to be taken on a daily, brisk, long walk, jog or run alongside you when you bicycle. They are excellent jogging companions and love to swim and retrieve. While out on a walk or jog, be sure to make the dog heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, never in front, as instinct tells a dog the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human.

Life Expectancy

About 14 years

Litter Size

About 5-10 puppies

Grooming

The coat of the Pudelpointer should be brushed about twice a week with a firm bristle brush. Bathe only when necessary. Check the ears to make sure they are clean. The feet should be checked after the dog has been out working. This breed is a light shedder.

Origin

In the 1800s the Pudelpointer was created in Germany by crossing the German hunting Poodle (pudel) and various types of pointers, by a breeder named Baron von Zedlitz. In 1956 it was introduced to North America by a breeder named Bodo Winterhelt.

Group

Hunting

Recognition
  • ACA = American Canine Association Inc.
  • AKC = American Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • FCI = Fédération Cynologique Internationale
  • PCNA = Pudelpointer Club of North America
  • UKC = United Kennel Club
Front side view - A brown Pudelpointer dog is standing in grass and it is looking forward. There is a mountain range in the background. The dog has dirt all over its face and its tail is level with its body.

Chewie the Pudelpointer

Side view - A chocolate Pudelpointer puppy is standing in grass facing the right.

Flax von Unstrut Hainich the Pudelpointer as a puppy at about 6 weeks old

Close up head and upper body shot - A chocolate Pudelpointer puppy is walking in grass and there are two other dogs on each of it sides.

Flax von Unstrut Hainich the Pudelpointer as a puppy at about 6 weeks old

A chocolate Pudelpointer puppy is walking across a field in a pointing pose moving towards the right.

Flax von Unstrut Hainich the Pudelpointer as a puppy at about 3 months old

The left side of a chocolate Pudelpointer puppy that is standing in grass stretching forward to sniff a wooden beam.

Flax von Unstrut Hainich the Pudelpointer as a puppy at about 4 months old

The left side of a chocolate Pudelpointer puppy that is standing in grass and it is looking to the right.

Flax von Unstrut Hainich the Pudelpointer as a puppy at about 4 months old

A wet chocolate Pudelpointer puppy is standing in mud and it has a red lifesaver in its mouth.

Flax von Unstrut Hainich the Pudelpointer as a puppy at about 5 months old

Side view - A shiny-coated, chocolate Pudelpointer puppy is walking across a field and it is looking forward.

Flax von Unstrut Hainich the Pudelpointer as a puppy at about 5 months old

The back of a chocolate Pudelpointer puppy that is laying in the field and it is turned to look back at the camera.

Flax von Unstrut Hainich the Pudelpointer as a puppy at about 5 months old

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