|Country of origin
|Classification and breed standards
||Group 7 Section 1 #216
||Group 1 - Sporting Dogs
||Gun Dog Breeds
|Not recognized by any major kennel club
|This breed of dog is
A Pudelpointer is a versatile hunting
dog breed from
pointing breed that came from a cross between
poodles and the
The breed weighs between 44 and 66 pounds (20-30 kg), stands 21 to 26 inches
(53-66 cm) at the shoulder, and comes in liver, chestnut, and occasionally black
coats. The ideal coat is harsh, wiry, and dense.
In 1881, a
German breeder, Baron von Zedlitz, worked on producing his ideal tracking,
pointing, and retrieving
suitable for work on both land and water. From seven specific Poodles and nearly
100 different Pointers, he developed the Pudelpointer. The original sire was
Tell, an English Pointer belonging to
Kaiser Frederick III and the original dam was a German hunting Pudel named
Molly who was owned by
Hegewald, an author known for works on hunting dogs.
The goal was to produce a dog that was willing and easy to train,
intelligent, and loved water and retrieving, like the Pudel, and add to that a
great desire to hunt, a strong pointing instinct, and an excellent nose, like in
the English Pointer.
The Pudel breed had much stronger genes, and so many more Pointers were used
to achieve the balanced hunting dog that was desired. A mix of 11 Pudels and 80
Pointers was used during the first 30 years.
The breed was introduced to North America in
Bodo Winterhelt, who still today remains very involved in maintaining the
breed standard. His
Winterhelle Kennel was the foundation of the breed in North America. In
founded the Pudelpointer Club of North America in
Although it is an excellent breed with no major faults, it has never become a
popular or well-known breed. In Germany, its performance standards are its most
important traits and each dog must pass a test of its field skills to be
registered as a Pudelpointer.
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