The Pudelpointer, originating in Germany, is an ideal pointing, retrieving, and tracking dog breed. This versatile breed was developed by crossing the German hunting Poodle (now extinct) with the English Pointer. The first litter was born in 1881, but not introduced to the United States until 1956.
The Pudelpointer is calm and self-controlled. They love water and have a strong hunting instinct. They make a good companion in the home, but need regular physical exercise year round. They get along well with children and other dogs. Pudelpointers do best when housed with their people and not alone in a kennel.
The breed weighs between 44 to 66 pounds and stands 21 to 27 inches at the shoulder. The ideal coat is wiry, harsh, and dense. They should have pronounced eyebrows, and whiskered muzzles. The coat color is liver, chestnut, and black. The tail is docked and two-thirds length is left. They shed very little.