Pudelpointer – Owner’s Guide

By Julie •  Updated: 05/16/22 •  6 min read
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Have you ever heard of a dog breed called the Pudelpointer? If not, you’re not alone! This was a new dog breed for us, too! So, we thought it might make an interesting article for anyone looking to adopt a very unique dog breed!

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We’ve put together the information you need to decide if this could be the right dog breed for your family. Let’s get started!

What is a Pudelpointer?

When you first hear the name of this dog breed, you may understandably believe this is another modern hybrid dog breed. However, you’ll be surprised to learn that the Pudelpointer was first developed in the 1880s by Baron von Zedlitz, who was a popular sportswriter in Germany. He had the idea of mating German water Poodles (Pudels in German) with British Pointers, resulting in the Pudelpointer.

Pudelpointers were developed to be gundogs, and they’re still used for this purpose today. The dogs are also eager to please, loving, and make wonderful family companions.

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While they’re rare in the US (and not recognized by the AKC), there are still pet parents here who love their Pudelpointers!

Pudelpointers usually stand between 21 to 27 inches tall and weigh between 40 to 65 lbs. They have a life expectancy between 10 to 14 years.

Temperament

Pudlepointers are full of energy and usually in hunting mode; however, they also love to have fun! They can be a handful; however, they do get their work done. These playful hunting dogs are usually calm at home and love to be snuggled. They also want plenty of attention for their favorite pet parent.

These dogs are full of energy! If they don’t receive enough exercise, the Pudelpointer can develop unwanted destructive habits at home. They do best in families that are active yet spend plenty of time with their fur baby!

Pudelpointers were bred with an eagerness to please. Even so, the dogs do best with a pet parent who knows and understands how to handle this active dog breed. Pudelpointers, like other dog breeds, require plenty of training and socialization from a young age.

Coat Color & Grooming

Pudelpointers have a coat that varies from one dog to the next. Some have wiry hair, while others have softer fur. And then there are Pudelpointers who have a combination of wiry and soft hair. However, all of these dogs have a shorter undercoat and a longer outercoat. The texture and density of the coats will vary.

Pudelpointers usually have a brown, black, reddish-brown coat with some patches of white. These are dogs that don’t do well in extreme weather conditions. They should never be left out when it’s very hot or cold. In addition, they need to have sunscreen applied to any skin where fur is lighter or patchier.

Do Pudelpointers Make Great Family Companions?

Pudelpointers are strong, medium-sized dogs that can accidentally injure young and small kids. The dogs are not aggressive towards children; however, they are strong and may forget their size when playing excitedly with young kids. However, Pudelpointers usually do better with older kids.

Do Pudelpointers Get Along with Other Pets?

Pudelpointers can get along with other pets and animals; however, they must be properly introduced first. The process needs to be slow and calm. In addition, the dogs should be socialized from a young age to get along with other dogs, cats, and small animals.

These dogs were bred to be hunters and have a strong prey drive. This makes them run and chase smaller dogs, cats, and other animals. However, with proper socialization, the Pudelpointer may be able to get along with other dogs, cats, and smaller pets.

Exercise Requirements

Pudelpointers were bred to be hunters who chased their prey. For this reason, the dogs are overflowing with energy! These dogs benefit from at least one hour of exercise a day, though more is better. They love to walk, jog, and more.

However, these dogs should never be let to run freely off the leash. The problem is that the dogs have a strong prey drive that compels them to chase after other animals. You can let them run in a fenced backyard.

Pudelpointers love other activities in addition to walking, such as playing fetch, hiking, catching Frisbees, and more. They also love swimming, chasing a ball in the pool, pond, or lake!

Diet Requirements

Pudelpointers are a medium, active dog breed. So, they need dog foods specifically formulated for medium-sized working dog breeds. A Pudelpointer may require up to four cups of dry dog food each day, divided between two meals.

Be sure your dog also has access to plenty of fresh, clean water all day long.

Grooming

Pudelpointers have coats that vary between dogs, as does their shedding rate. Most Pudelpointers benefit from brushing once or twice a week, depending on the length of their fur.

And your fur baby will be happy to have a bath because he loves water! But only give your Pudelpointer a bath when needed.

Health

Pudelpointers are usually very healthy dogs; however, they can suffer from the following health issues:

Training

Pudelpointers are eager to please and highly intelligent. They respond best to positive reinforcement training methods that include rewards and praise. The dogs are more responsive when pet parents keep training fun and positive!

Pudelpointers also need to be leashed trained. That’s because this dog breed has a tendency to pull at the leash and try to chase small animals they consider to be prey. If the dogs are let off the leash during a walk, it’s possible they will chase after anything that catches their eye. So, it’s best to only let the dogs run off-leash in your yard or another secure area.

In addition, these dogs require early socialization to ensure they are well-rounded, well-behaved, confident, happy dogs!

Summing It Up

Pudelpointers make wonderful family companions for the right family. They do best with pet parents and families that are active and understand how to train and manage these dogs properly!

If you decide to adopt a Pudelpointer, we’re pretty sure you’ll have a loving, adventurous companion for years to come!

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Julie

Julie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.
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