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History The Pudelpointer was developed because a German breeder, Baron von Zedlitz, wanted to create his own ideal dog that would work as a tracker, pointer, and retriever, and can work on both water and land. He gathered seven specific specimens of poodles and almost a hundred different pointers. These dogs became the foundation for the Pudelpointer.
The Poodle is a dog with much stronger genes, which is why there where so many Pointers used to get the balanced hunting dog desired by Zedlitz. During the first 30 years of the breeding program, a mix of 80 Pointers and 11 Poodles were used.
In 1956, the Pudelpointer was introduced to North America by Bodo Winterhelt, who is actively involved in the maintenance of the breed standard. In 1977, he founded the Pudelpointer Club of North America, which was located in Canada. Although the Pudelpointer is not a popular breed, it's gradually becoming well-known among serious waterfowl and upland bird hunters in the United States and Canada.
Appearance Pudelpointers are medium-sized, athletic, and well-proportioned dogs. They have a flat, moderately broad skull, and a muzzle that has the same length as their skull. Their teeth are white, are evenly spaced, and meet in a scissors bite. They have large eyes that are dark amber in colour, with tight lids. The ears of these dogs are medium-sized and are set high on top of their head. Their forelegs are parallel and straight, with strong joints and bones, while their hind legs are well-muscled and broad. Their feet can be oval or round, and are well-knit, with hair that isn't too long. They have a tail that is generally docked, but can be left naturally if it reaches the hocks and is carried in a saber-like way. The coat of Pudelpointers is flat lying, medium length, and is hard and rough with a dense undercoat. Their head features a forelock and beard.
Colours The coat of these dogs can be solid brown, black, or dead leaf in colour. They can also have small white markings.
Temperament Pudelpointers have a steady temperament. They are intelligent, versatile, and have good work ethics. These dogs make great working dogs, but they're also faithful companions. In the home, Pudelpointers are affectionate and love being with their family members. They are watchful and protective, but they are also restrained watchdogs.
Weight The height of these dogs ranges from 21 to 26 inches, and their weight falls between 44 and 66 pounds.
Problems Pudelpointers are considered to be fairly healthy, but they may be prone to hip dysplasia and skin allergies.
Living Conditions It's best for these dogs to live in a rural environment with an active family. They should be provided with a yard where they can exercise and do some physical activities.
Requirements Like other dog breeds, Pudelpointers need to be taken out for long walks daily to satisfy their primal instinct to walk. It would also be good for these dogs to be allowed to run around freely in a large, secure area. They would also appreciate being given a job to do.
Training Requirements These dogs are relatively easy to train. They are intelligent and respond well to commands. Owners should, however, know how to display strong leadership skills so that the dogs will come to see humans as being higher in pack rank than canines. Harsh training methods must not be used on Pudelpointers.
Life Expectancy When properly taken care of, Pudelpointers can live for around 14 years.
Grooming The coat of these dogs need to be stripped occasionally, and first-time dog owners can learn how to do this by getting help from a professional. It's also important for owners to brush the coat of these dogs at least once each week.
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