The first Pudelpointer came in the year 1881 and was bred by Baron Von Zelditz. Its parent breeds are the German hunting Poodle and the English Pointer. It was brought to North America in the year 1956, by Bodo Winterhelt.
The Pudlepointer Club Of North America started in the year 1977 in Canada.
Their unique identity is their mustache on their snout.
Passionate developers of this breed have constantly ignored the American Kennel Club as they believe that would simply split this breed into the show dog and working dog category.
Temperament & Personality
These calm and inquisitive creatures exhibit an enormous amount of focus and skill making them an excellent companion dog. Being a faithful dog, it is extremely loyal to its owner. Due to their hunting and retrieving history, they are not suited for the ones with a sedentary lifestyle. Moreover, they make an excellent pet for those with an active lifestyle. They are considered a country dog, but they can also live an apartment life provided they get ample amount of open space.
These dogs are extremely protective of children and are an excellent playmate for them. The Pudels also do well with other dogs and animals if raised with them. They may harm small animals like guinea pigs, kittens, etc. if left alone away from the owner because of their hunting and retrieve background.
These dogs have a high vitality level and need a lot of daily activities. As they are true water babies, the owner should try different kinds of water sports for the Pudlepointers.
This breed scores low on a maintenance level which reduces its grooming needs. Being a hypoallergenic breed, this dog is an excellent choice for those who have allergies. They do not have that typical doggy smell. Brushing once in a week is enough for them.
The owner should only use tools like pin brush, slicker brush, comb and nail clippers which needs to be clinically approved. Using a mild dog shampoo will prevent the dog from suffering from any irritation. A proper dental routine should be followed by the owner to avoid any dental problems in the future.
Health issues like Canine hip dysplasia, Bilateral cryptorchidism, Entropion, Ectropion can affect the dog.
This intelligent, responsive and eager to please dog will learn different tricks and commands very quickly. The owner can start with teaching the puppy some necessary skills such as Stranger anxiety removing training and obedience training. An ample amount of exercise will keep the dog in a good mental state, thus eliminating its destructive habits.
Pudelpointers above one year of age needs two bowls of dry dog food every day.