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Gun Dog Breeders: Pudelpointer Facts

By    |   Saturday, 23 Jan 2016 09:32 PM

The pudelpointer is a hunting dog bred to lead hunters to their prey by pointing them in the right direction. Gun dog breeders focus on pudelpointer ability, intelligence, and temperament, making this breed highly effective hunters and companions.

Here are a few facts about Pudelpointers, according to Dogable, DogsReviewed.com, and Gun Dog magazine.

1. As the name suggests, pudelpointers were originally bred as a mix of German hunting poodle and an English pointer. Despite their mixed-breed style name, pudelpointers, having originated in the 19th century, are purebred gun dogs.

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2. German gun dog breeder Baron von Zedlitz spent 30 years perfecting the breed. Through the years, it took 11 poodles and 80 pointers.

3. Pudelpointers sniff out prey, usually birds like pheasant or quail. Once the dog catches the scent, he will freeze, pointing in the direction of the bird with his nose and, sometimes, paw. Pudelpointers who are not trained to hunt will often still "point" at birds.

4. The hunting poodle genes give the pudelpointer it's high intelligence and trainability. Poodles, despite their fancy reputation in recent years, are highly capable retrievers.

5. Pudelpointers have a thick double coat that doesn't shed and makes them water-resistant. Their coats may be long and soft, or wiry and rough.

6. Pudelpointers have a calm disposition and are gentle with kids.

7. Pudelpointers are great swimmers, and are naturally drawn to water.

8. Pudelpointers are sought after for their low-maintenance coat. They require little more than a weekly brushing and an occasional bath, nail clipping, and dental brush.

9. Pudelpointers have colorings that range from chestnut to liver to black.

10. Pudelpointers need at least an hour of exercise a day and should not be kept in small living spaces or homes without ample outdoor space.

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11. Pudelpointers live an average of 15 years.

12. Pudelpointers have long fur around the snout, giving them a “bearded” effect. Both long-haired and wiry pudelpointers have beards.

13. Pudelpointers are generally not show dogs, and have no American Kennel Club breeding standards.

14. A well-trained pudelpointer makes a good companion, both as a hunter and a family pet.

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