Breed Standard

HISTORY
The Pudelpointer originated in Germany, created by crossing the Poodle with the
Pointer. A versatile, genetically sound and healthy gun dog emerged from this cross.
The breed is useful for all kinds of work in the fields, woods and water.
GENERAL APPEARANCE
A Pointer of heavy type with a rough, not too long coat that is dead leaf, brown or black
in color.
CHARACTERISTICS
A calm, self controlled, even temperament with a strong hunting instinct.
HEAD
SKULL
- The skull is flat, moderately broad.
MUZZLE - In balanced proportion of length and width.
TEETH - The Pudelpointer has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a
scissors bite.
Faults: Overshot, undershot, or wry bite.
NOSE - Strongly pigmented according to the color of the coat.
EYES - Large, set at the sides of the head, pigmented according to the color of the coat.
Disqualifications: Entropion or ectropion.
EARS - Medium sized and set on high, flat lying.
NECK-Medium length, slightly arched, no dewlap.
FOREQUARTERS
The shoulder blade is tight fitting, and forms a good angle with the long upper arm.
FORELEGS - Straight and parallel with strong bones and joints.
BODY
In proportion, the body is slightly longer than tall in a ratio of 10:9. The chest is broad
and deep, and the ribs are well sprung but not barrel shaped.
Faults: Swayback or roach back.
HINDQUARTERS
Viewed from behind, the legs are straight and parallel, with strong bone.
HIND LEGS - The upper thigh is long, broad and well muscled.
FEET- Round or oval. and well knit.
Tail- It is generally docked, but if natural it should reach to the hocks and be carried
saber like.
COAT
Close, flat lying, hard rough coat of medium length, with dense undercoat. The head
shows a beard. The coat should provide strong protection against the weather and
injuries.
COLOR
Solid brown, dead leaf or black, with or without small white markings.
Disqualification: Any color or marking not specifically mentioned in the standard.
HEIGHT
Height at the withers for males is 22 to 27 inches. For females, it is 20 to 26 inches.
GAIT
Upstanding, far reaching and springy, straight and parallel coming and going.  
DISQUALIFICATIONS
A dog with a Disqualification must not be registered and will be administratively culled
from the breeding pool by the breeder.
Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid.
Albinism.
Entropion or ectropion.
Color disqualifications are any color or marking not specifically mentioned in the
standard. White, predominantly white or with excessively large white markings are
disqualifications.