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The Pudelpointer is a designer dog breed developed by mating a male English Pointer with a female German hunting Poodle. Their history is dated to 1881, when Baron Von Zedlitz, a German breeder, wanted to create an ideal dog that was fully capable of tracking, pointing, and retrieving prey on both land and water. By mating over 100 English Pointers with Pudels (German hunting Poodles) for 30 years, the perfect gun dog, the Pudelpointer, was born.

In 1956, Bodo Winterhelt introduced the breed in North America and later established the Pudelpointer Club of America in 1977. The Pudelpointer breed is not officially recognized by the American Kennel Club. The aim of this is to keep the breed unique, rather than have the dog bred in huge volumes.

Pudelpointers have a strong build like Pointers and the cute facial features of the Poodle. They are versatile hunting dogs and need an active field lifestyle with regular exercise. The typical Pudelpointer temperament is gentle and eager to please, but this dog is also very alert and can sense danger well. Hence, Pudelpointers are easy to train, make excellent watchdogs, and are comfortable with other pets.

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Fun Pudelpointer Facts For Kids

What do they prey on?

They do not prey on other animals

What do they eat?

They are omnivores

Average litter size?


How much do they weigh?

45-70 lb (20.4-31.7 kg)

How long are they?

We don't know how long Pudelpointers are. If you know, please let us know at [email protected]

How tall are they?

22-26 in (56-66 cm)‍

What do they look like?

They are black, brown, chestnut, and liver in color

Skin Type


What were their main threats?


What is their conservation status?

Not Listed

Where you'll find them?

Pet Shops











Pudelpointer Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Pudelpointer?

Created by Baron Von Zedlitz in the 19th century, the Pudelpointer is a mixed dog breed developed by mating an English Pointer with a German hunting Poodle (Pudel).

What class of animal does a Pudelpointer belong to?

The Pudelpointer breed belongs to the Mammalia class of the Animalia family.

How many Pudelpointers are there in the world?

Pudelpointers are rare hunting dog breeds found chiefly in rural places or the countryside. Although the number of dogs is unknown, they are bred by recognized breeders only.

Where does a Pudelpointer live? 

Pudelpointer dogs can live in houses with a backyard or field. An ideal environment would include large open spaces and forested areas to hunt and move around freely in.

What is a Pudelpointer's habitat? 

Grassland habitat is ideal for Pudelpointers. Rural and suburban homes provide excellent habitats for them and they can also do well in smaller but similar places like houses with large backyards.

Who do Pudelpointers live with?

The German hunting Pudel dog breed from Germany are friendly, social dogs and live with people and other pets. Originally bred as hunting dogs, they lived with hunters and farmers when the breed was new. Today, they are found in suburban regions and considered excellent watchdogs.

How long does a Pudelpointer live?

The average lifespan of a Pudelpointer is between 12-14 years.

How do they reproduce?

Like other dogs, the Pudelpointer breed reproduces by mating a male and female dog. They typically produce three to eight puppies at a time. A female can only reproduce once a year.

What is their conservation status?

The Pudelpointer is listed as Not Evaluated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Pudelpointer Fun Facts

What do Pudelpointers look like?

They have the perfect gun dog personality with a large body, good height, and handsome-looking facial features. Their amber eyes sitting deep inside their face, shaggy ears hanging close to the face, and a nose colored the same as their coat are super cute! They can have dense, wiry, smooth, or woolen double coats like Pointers, and their coat colors can be black, brown, chestnut, or liver. A Pudelpointer can also have white markings on its coat. Interestingly, Pudelpointers usually have a brown mustache, a beard, and bushy eyebrows, which blend into their coat color. A Pudelpointer is generally longer than its height and has substantially long legs. It also has a tail that is docked after birth.

* We've been unable to source an image of a Pudelpointer and have used an image of an English Pointer, one of the parent breeds, instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of a Pudelpointer, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected]

Fun Pudelpointer Facts For Kids

How cute are they?

Pudelpointers are very cute with their brown hairy double coat. Pudelpointer puppies have a fluffy coat which makes them look adorable!

How do they communicate?

Like other dog breeds, the Pudelpointer communicates through actions, facial expressions, and noises. Their excitement is visible during training and retrieving activities. The breed needs lots of attention and likes to be loved, they are protective and can be mildly territorial.

How big is a Pudelpointer? 

A Pudelpointer has a big size body frame like its Pointer parent and can be a medium to large-sized dog. The male Pudelpointer, with a height of 23.6-26.7 in (60-68 cm), is bigger than the females, whose height can be 21.6-26 in (55-66 cm).

How fast can a Pudelpointer run?

This gun dog from Germany is a fast runner and can run for three to four hours crossing fields, water, and rugged terrains.

How much does a Pudelpointer weigh?

The weight of Pudelpointers can be between 45-70 lb (20.4-31.7 kg). Typically males weigh more than females. Exercise is a must to maintain the dog's health and weight.

What are their male and female names of the species?

A male Pudelpointer is called a 'dog', and a female is called a 'bitch'.

What would you call a baby Pudelpointer?

A baby Pudelpointer can be called a Pudelpointer puppy.

What do they eat? 

Fully grown Pudelpointers eat one to two cups of high-quality dry dog food split into two meals each day, whereas Pudelpointer puppies need between two and four meals every day. It is best to feed them with fresh raw meat that is rich in protein to maintain good health. Their diet can also include certain raw fruits and vegetables since these are excellent sources of nutrients. It is necessary to feed this breed according to its age, size, weight, and metabolism. To prevent obesity and diseases like hip dysplasia overfeeding must be avoided.

Is a Pudelpointer hypoallergenic?

The Pudelpointer dog has a double coat with hair that is weatherproof. Hence, they are hypoallergenic, meaning they shed very little. This makes them a great dog breed choice for people with allergies.

Would they make a good pet?

These dogs were bred to be hunting dogs but make good pets for their intelligent and calm temperament. They get along well with children and other pets in a house. The Pudelpointer is a versatile hunting dog and needs to be active so it is not best suited for an apartment unless the dog is taken for plenty of regular exercise and given lots of time off the leash.

The breed will enjoy playing hunting and retrieving games with frisbees and toys on the ground and in water. You can also take them trekking and hiking. They are great pets for an adventure-loving family who loves being outdoors.

Did you know...

Although their name is Pudelpointer, it is pronounced 'Poodle Pointer', not 'Puddle Pointer'.

The German Poodle, also known as a Pudel, is a water dog. The word 'pudel' in German means 'to splash about', so the Pudelpointer gets its parents' name that aptly describes the dog's swimming skills.

The Pudelpointer was approved in the Pointing Breed Hunt Test held by the American Kennel Club in 2016. Dogs are assessed on the field for tracking, pointing, and retrieving abilities through several individual tests. It helps the dog to understand its true nature to the fullest.

The Pudelpointer is on the American Kennel Club's Foundation Stock Service, which allows rare dog breeds to be recorded even though it does not recognize them. The Pudelpointer breed is not given recognition despite its perfect history to safeguard the breed from being judged based on its looks and not its performance.

Although it has a calm temperament, this breed loves to hunt and has a high prey drive. It will go after birds and smaller animals so must be kept on a leash in areas where it cannot be controlled.

Pudelpointers seem brave, but they can have stranger anxiety and may get awkward around new people!

Having your own Pudelpointer

On average, the Pudelpointer price is $800-$1000 from a good breeder. We must be careful not to get a Pudelpointer from unrecognized breeders or pet stores as you risk buying a dog with a poor health record. Once you own a Pudelpointer, the cost of dog food, health check-ups, training, grooming, and other necessities can be between $1200-$1500 annually.

The Pudelpointer is an easy-to-train breed since it is always eager to please its owner. The right way to train this dog is through positive reinforcement. A Pudelpointer will thoroughly enjoy field training activities like pointing and retrieving games on land and in water. They are highly active dogs and must be given leash training from the start since they are highly active dogs and tend to pull away from the leash during field activities and exercise, as they want to go hunting on their own. Hunting and tracking activities and training help to develop the breed's natural instincts, enhancing their sense of hearing and smell too.

The Pudelpointer is one of the most intelligent dog breeds so it needs a firm but composed trainer. Harsh comments and negative behavior from a trainer will not be taken well by a Pudelpointer. Training to live with pets like cats and other dog breeds must be provided from the start for the dog to feel safe.

To keep your dog happy, you can look into gathering with other Pudelpointer owners and organizing events like Pudelpointer hunting games or Pudelpointer duck hunting games, giving your dog a chance to be on the open field with its friends

How to care for your Pudelpointer?

The Pudelpointer is a low-maintenance hunting dog and its weatherproof coat is one of the best features of a Pudelpointer. Shedding is not a huge concern for this breed, simply combing the coat once a week and one bath a month will suffice. Brushing teeth, cutting nails, and ear cleaning is a must from time to time to avoid your dog collecting dirt in these areas. Owners should maintain their dog's good oral hygiene by regularly brushing its teeth and, since they are water lovers with flappy ears, they have a high risk of developing ear infections if their ears are not cleaned and kept dry each day.

As a healthy breed, this dog has minimal health concerns but there are some problems that are frequent in hunting dog breeds like the Pointer. Hip dysplasia and bloating due to lack of exercise are rare but owners should still keep an eye out for any symptoms. In exaggerated training and physical exercise cases, they may be subject to field injuries. Overall, the Pudelpointer is a rare, fantastic breed. It cannot be a therapy dog, but is a great family dog that will encourage you to explore the great outdoors, giving way to a healthy and active lifestyle for the whole family!

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