Poodle Pointer: Dog Breed Information

Country of origin: Germany
Shoulder height: 55 – 68 cm
Weight: 20 – 30 kg
Age: 12 – 14 years
Colour: solid brown, black, dry-leaf colors
Use: hunting dog

The Pudelpointer is a pleasant, well-balanced, and versatile hunting dog. Due to its excellent hunting skills, the Pudelpointer only belongs in the hands of hunters.

Origin and history

The Poodle Pointer is the successful result of an originally accidental mating of a brown standard Poodle with a Pointer male. The offspring showed excellent hunting qualities, were very clever, fond of retrieving water, and easy to lead. The wire-haired poodle pointer is only given to people who also use the dog for hunting.


The Pudelpointer is a large, well-proportioned, powerful dog with an almost square build. It has large amber eyes with prominent eyebrows. The ears are medium-sized, set high, and hanging. The tail is carried straight to slightly saber-shaped. Since poodle pointers are only used for hunting, the tail may also be docked.

The fur of the poodle pointer consists of a close-fitting, rough, medium-length top coat and plenty of undercoats and thus offers ideal protection against cold, wet, and injuries. On the head, the fur forms a distinct beard and some longer hair over the eyes (forelock). The coat color of the poodle pointer is brown, black, or dry-leaved. Small white markings can occur.


The Pudelpointer is a versatile hunting dog for all work in the forest, field, and water. It has a calm, balanced nature, is neither shy nor aggressive, very persistent and robust. Pudelpointers are pointing dogs with a particular love of water, the will to track, enjoy retrieving, have excellent hunting skills, and a great will to learn.

Pudelpointers are very pleasant, sociable, and gentle dogs that also like to be close to their people. They are family-friendly but belong in the hands of a hunter. They require competent hunting training and must be able to live out their skills with daily exercise and appropriate work.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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