As you might have guessed from the name, the Pudelpointer is a hunting breed of dog from Germany. It was created by crossing the English Pointer and a Poodle. For the most part, you’ll see them in various shades of warm brown, such as liver and chestnut. However, rarer varieties of the Pudelpointer come in black. The coat is harsh and dense, and doesn’t shed a lot, which those who suffer from allergies will be relieved to know!
It’s hard to believe the Pudelpointer is a hunting dog when you spend time with one. These dogs are so easygoing around their owners and genuinely loving. They’re affectionate and tend to get along well with kids, making them the perfect family dog.
But they do have another side to them.
Pudelpointers can hunt their prey with an impressive single-minded determination. Once they catch onto a scent, it’s hard to recall them — something to bear in mind if you’re training them. Long leashes are very effective at keeping them safe while letting them roam. Because of their hunting drive, it can also be difficult for them to live with small animals. Instinct may kick in and they might give chase. While it’s not impossible for them to live with cats and smaller animals with some appropriate socialization, it’s better to pick another breed if your primary goal is a companion for cats.
Pudelpointer – A People Dog
The fact that they love their people means they learn very easily and are eager to please. Although they might seem easygoing, they do need a lot of exercise, so don’t let that full you. A good long walk every day should be enough to satisfy them, and a fenced-in backyard to let them run around certainly helps out with wearing them out. You will instantly fall in love with this dog breed.