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Pudelpointer Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Pudelpointer so you can get to know the breed more.

Group Gun Dog
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Other Names
What other names does the Pudelpointer have? The dog breed also known as...
Pudel, Pudlepointer, Puddle Pointer, Poodle Pointer, Pudle Pointer, Pudel Pointer
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Pudelpointer recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Pudelpointer recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
How much does the Pudelpointer puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Pudelpointer price:
If you choose to purchase the Pudelpointer, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Pudelpointer for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Pudelpointer gets to a happy place.

Pudelpointer History

The Pudelpointer is a rough-coated pointing breed that traces back its origins to the late 19th century when the breed was consciously developed with the intention of creating a multi-purpose hunting dog. The breed’s predecessors are the German hunting Poodle and the English Pointer, which were bred together until the result was an adaptable and skilled, medium-sized gun dog. The early idea behind the breed was to create a dog that combines the Poodle’s intelligence, easy trainability, willingness to please, love of water, retrieving instincts, and protective coat with the Pointer’s endless desire to hunt, point and field nose.

The early creation of the breed is thought to be in connection with a German breeder, named Baron von Zedlitz, who is 1881, was working on producing his ideal tracking, pointing, and retrieving gun dog, suitable for both water and land. He used a hunting Poodle female called ‘Molly’, who was owned by a famous author named Hegewald, and Kaiser Frederick III's Pointer called ‘Tell’, they were the finest examples of their own, respective breeds. In the first 30 years of the breeding process, only 11 Poodles were used as opposed to over 80 Pointers. During the next decades, many pure-bred Pointers and Poodles were bred into the DNA line, until the desired result was eventually produced. After the Second World War, the breed became severely depleted and the reintroduction of the Pointer became vital again to rebuild the breeding stock.

 In 1956, the Pudelpointer was introduced to the United States of American by Mr. Sigbot Winterhelt or ‘Bodo’ to his friends. Mr. Sigbot was a German dog trainer with a passion for the breed, he remained involved in maintaining the breed standard up until his death in 2018. He also founded the Winterhelle Kennel in North America. After the breed’s foundations were laid down, in 1977, in Canada, the Pudelpointer Club of North America was founded. In spite of this, the Pudelpointer never became popularized in the United States partly because breeders have actively avoided the recognition by the AKC (American Kennel Club). Breeders thought that an AKC recognition would place too much emphasis on form over the function, behavior, and capabilities of the dogs, possibly splitting the breed into a show breed and separate them from working classes.

Fascinatingly, the Pudelpointer breed is also a very well-respected companion dog and family member. Yet, it’s working ability is their distinguishing mark that differentiates them from other breeds. Any breed that wishes to be considered as a hunting breed needs to pass the “Hunt Test”, a series of events set out to judge the dogs’ hunting capabilities. Nowadays the breed is still considered to be rare outside of its native land, Germany, however, according to Pudelpointer enthusiasts, it is more beneficial to the breed to keep things that way.

Pudelpointer General Appearance & Basic Info

What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Pudelpointer size:
How much does the Pudelpointer weigh? Pudelpointer weight:
Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Pudelpointer? Pudelpointer average weight:
Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
How tall is the Pudelpointer? Pudelpointer height:
Male: 23–26 inches (58–65 cm), Female: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Pudelpointer average height:
Male: 24.5 inches (62 cm), 22.5 inches (57 cm)

Pudelpointer Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Pudelpointer have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Pudelpointer's coat?
How to groom the Pudelpointer and how often?
Easy to groom: The Pudelpointer doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Pudelpointer is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Pudelpointer dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Pudel? Pudelpointer shedding level:
Pudelpointers shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Pudelpointer dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Pudelpointer need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Pudelpointer every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing. Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Pudelpointer Characteristics

What kind of personality does the Pudelpointer have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Pudelpointer? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: Pudelpointer is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Are Pudelpointer dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Pudelpointers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
How playful is this breed?
The Pudelpointer is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Pudelpointer sensitivity:
Pudelpointers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Pudelpointers are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Pudel need? Pudelpointer social needs:
Pudelpointers are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Do Pudelpointer dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Pudlepointer bark?
Average: The Pudelpointer barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Pudelpointer good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Pudelpointers are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Pudelpointers will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Pudelpointer dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Pudelpointers are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Pudelpointer bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Pudel? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Pudelpointer? Why do dog bites happen?
The Pudelpointer has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Pudelpointer has a hard bite?
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI. The Pudelpointer, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained. However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Pudelpointer do?
Pudelpointers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Pudelpointers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Pudelpointer to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Pudelpointer roam?
Pudelpointers have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Pudelpointer have high prey drive?
Pudelpointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Pudelpointer dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Pudelpointer good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Pudelpointer kutyafajtát. Kertben érzi magát a legjobban, ha mégis lakásban szeretnéd tartani, akkor napi szinten hosszabb sétákkal alaposan le kell mozgatni, így a napi rutinok beiktatásával megoldható Pudelpointer tartása lakásban.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Pudelpointers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Pudelpointers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Pudelpointer dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Pudelpointer Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Pudelpointer temperament with other people:
Pudelpointers are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Pudelpointer dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Pudelpointer temperament with children:
Pudelpointers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Pudelpointer dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Pudelpointers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Pudelpointer good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Pudelpointer dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Pudelpointers are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Pudelpointer can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Pudelpointer breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Pudelpointers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Pudelpointer be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Pudelpointer is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Pudelpointer be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Pudelpointer be an emotional support animal?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Pudelpointer is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Pudelpointer be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Pudelpointer is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Office Friendly
Are Pudelpointers good office dogs? Do Pudelpointers make good office friendly dogs? Can Pudelpointers be office dogs?
Pudelpointer is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Pudelpointer be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Pudelpointer is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Pudelpointer dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Pudel temperament with senior people? Are Pudelpointer dogs good for elderly owners?
Pudelpointers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Pudelpointer be a boat dog?
Not really
Pudelpointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Pudelpointer dogs get along with other pets? Are Pudelpointer dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Pudelpointers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Pudelpointer be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Pudelpointer is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Pudelpointer Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Pudelpointer dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Pudelpointer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Pudelpointer breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Pudelpointer breed? Most common health risks of Pudelpointer:
Hip DysplasiaProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Pudelpointer breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Pudelpointer see the vet?
The Pudelpointer should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Pudelpointer dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Pudelpointer be? What is the age limit of the Pudelpointer? How many years can the oldest Pudelpointer live?
9-11 years
Is the Pudelpointer breed hypoallergenic?
Pudelpointers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Pudelpointer have? What is the activity level of the Pudelpointer?
Pudelpointers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Pudelpointer dogs require per day?
Pudelpointers have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Pudelpointers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Pudelpointer need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Pudelpointer risk for obesity:
Average. The Pudelpointer has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Pudelpointer's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pudelpointer can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Pudelpointer has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Pudelpointer drool?
The Pudelpointer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Pudelpointer could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Pudelpointer. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Pudelpointer Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Pudelpointer: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Pudelpointer have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Pudelpointer Pros & Cons

  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Pudelpointer is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: Pudelpointers are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Pudelpointer doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Pudelpointers shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The Pudelpointer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Pudelpointers are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Pudelpointers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Pudelpointers are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Pudelpointers are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Pudelpointers are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Pudelpointer is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Pudelpointers are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Pudelpointers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Hypoallergenic: Pudelpointers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Pudelpointer kutyafajtát.
  • Mouthiness: Pudelpointers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Pudelpointers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

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