Pudelpointer Breed description: Character & Co


Pudelpointer - a breed description

The Pudelpointer is a hardy hunting dog that is most comfortable in the outdoors. The rare dogs are a loyal companion and show great skill in hunting wild animals. Especially among hunters, the dog breed is very popular.

Origin and use of the Pudelpointer

The Pudelpointer originates from Germany. The first specimens of the dog breed are said to have originated accidentally and inspired many hunters. In 1881, dog breeder Sigismund Freiherr von Zedlitz und Neukirch began to deliberately cross Poodles and Pointers. The goal was to create a working dog that combined the hunting instinct of the Poodle and the fine nose of the Pointer. Since the Pudelpointer successfully hunted for wild animals in the forest, on fields and even in the water, it was soon considered an "all-round talent". To this day, the dog breed serves primarily as a hunting dog.

Breed characteristics of the Pudelpointer

The Pudelpointer was officially recognized by the FCI in 1959. The dog breed is classified in group 7 "Pointing Dogs", section 1 "Continental Pointing Dogs", subsection 1 "Braque".

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Alternate Name -
Origin Germany
Life expectancy 10 - 14 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level high
FCI group Continental Pointing Dogs
AKC group Foundation Stock Service
KC group Gundog Group

Typical character traits of the Pudelpointer

The Pudelpointer is an energetic four-legged dog with a lively temperament. He has all the characteristics that are important for a good hunting dog:

  • intelligent
  • persevering
  • active
  • courageous
  • determined
  • strong nerves
  • willing to work
  • willing to learn
  • friendly
  • loyal
  • balanced

Attitude of the Pudelpointer

Hunting is in the blood of the Pudelpointer. He needs a lot of exercise and loves long walks in nature. You should therefore only choose this dog breed if you can offer your four-legged friend an active life in a rural environment. In order to keep your Pudelpointer mentally active, it needs to be kept busy. If it is not kept as a hunting dog, dog sports (e.g. tracking and retrieving games) are a good alternative. Since the Pudelpointer is obedient and intelligent, it learns quickly if it is trained with the necessary patience and consistency.


  • balanced
  • respectful
  • quietly


  • Hunting Dog

Typical diseases of the Poodle Pointer

The Pudelpointer is a very robust animal, which rarely becomes ill. Besides a slight tendency to hip deformities, epilepsy occurs somewhat more frequently than in other dog breeds.

Breeding of the Pudelpointer

The Pudelpointer belongs to the rare dog breeds. Every year about 120 to 200 puppies are born in Germany. If you want to find a serious breeder in your area, it is recommended to contact a breeding club. Please note that many breeders will only give a Pudelpointer puppy into the hands of a trained hunter who has already had experience with hunting dogs.

Poodle pointer, large brown dog with medium length coat, slightly wavy to curly coat

The Pudelpointer is a sturdy dog with an almost square build. The long, broad head, strong neck, tight-fitting shoulders, straight, muscular back, and long, muscular legs make it appear large and graceful. Since the dark nose has wide-open nostrils, the dog's sense of smell is particularly well developed. The ears of the Poodle Pointer lie close to the head and the jaw is strong. Its eyes are large, dark, and set to the side. The tail is carried straight at the height of the back and is usually docked.

The coat of the Poodle Pointer is a mixture of close-lying, medium-length rough hair and a dense undercoat that protects the dog in bad weather conditions. It is brown, black, or drought colored with small white markings.

Size of the Poodle Pointer

The poodle pointer belongs to the large dog breeds. The shoulder height of the male dog is 60 to 68 cm. Bitches are slightly smaller than their male counterparts and reach a shoulder height of 55 to 63 cm.

Weight of the Poodle Pointer

The weight of the Poodle Pointer depends on the size of the animal. A fully grown Pudelpointer weighs 20 to 30 kg. Bitches are slightly lighter than males.

Age of the Pudelpointer

The Poodle Pointer can live to be 14 years old if well cared for and kept in a manner appropriate to its species. Sufficient exercise and a healthy diet have a positive effect on the dog's health and can increase its life expectancy.

Fur length medium
Fur wavy
Ear shape Triangle
Tail short
Anatomy rugged, sporty
Size ♀ 60 - 68 cm
Weight ♀ 20 - 30 kg
Size ♂ 60 - 68 cm
Weight ♂ 20 - 30 kg
Suitable For


black brown
  • Epilepsy

    Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.

  • Hip dysplasia (HD)

    The hip dysplasia or hip joint dysplasia of the dog (HD) is a maldevelopment of the hip joint.

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