Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Pudelpointer

Pudelpointer


ORIGIN

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FCI
Germany.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
09.11.2004.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Versatile working gundog with all the aptitudes required for the breed, for all kinds of work in the fields, in the woods and in the water.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 7Pointing Dogs
Section 1.1Continental Pointing Dogs, 'Braque' type
With working trial

UKC
Gun Dog

TRANSLATION

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FCI
Elke Peper.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
The Pudelpointer is a rough coated pointing dog that originates genetically from two breeds, the Poodle and the Pointer, and that has come into being completely isolated from other pointing breeds. Although the Poodle has only been used for creating the foundation breeding stock its characteristics have been preserved till today. In combination with the extraordinary abilities of the Pointer in the fields, its fine scent and its far seeking nose, its fast and wide ranging search and its taut pointing, a versatile, genetically sound and healthy working gundog has emerged, corresponding to the requirements for hunting. The country of origin attaches special significance to the state of health of the Pudelpointer with special emphasis on the prevention of hip dysplasia (HD) and epilepsy in the breed.
UKC
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. The Pudelpointer was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Ideally the conformation displays a Pointer of heavy type with not too long rough coat of dead leaf or black colour protecting the whole body.
UKC
A Pointer of heavy type with a rough, not too long coat that is dead leaf or black in color.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI
The length of the body exceeds the height at the withers in a ratio of 10 to 9. The length of the skull from the occiput to the stop is equal to the length of the muzzle from the stop to the nose.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Neither shy nor aggressive. Calm, self-controlled, even temperament with distinct hunting instinct, without game or gun shyness.
UKC
A calm, self controlled, even temperament with a strong hunting instinct.

HEAD

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FCI
Of balanced length and width, in proportion to the size and the sex of the dog.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Flat, slightly rounded at the sides only, moderately broad, pronounced superciliary ridges.
UKC
The skull is flat, moderately broad, and rounded at the sides, with pronounced superciliary ridges.

Stop

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FCI
Pronounced.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Strongly pigmented corresponding to the coat colour. Nostrils well opened.
UKC
Strongly pigmented according to the color of the coat.

Muzzle

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FCI
In balanced proportion of length and width, neither narrow nor pointed, bridge of nose straight.
UKC
In balanced proportion of length and width, neither narrow nor pointed, with a straight nasal bridge. The muzzle is the same length as the skull.

Lips

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FCI
Close-fitting, not overhanging; never slavering.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Large teeth; powerful jaws with perfect, regular and complete scissor bite with the upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws. 42 teeth according to the dentition formula.
UKC
The Pudelpointer has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Eyes

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FCI
Set at the sides, large, of a dark amber colour, with lively expression. Eyerims well covered with hair, close-fitting to the eyeball.
UKC
Large, set at the sides of the head, dark amber in color. The lids are tight and the expression is lively.

Ears

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FCI
Of medium size, set on high, flat lying, not fleshy; well covered with hair, with rounded tips.
UKC
Medium sized and set on high, flat lying, with rounded tips, and well covered with hair.

NECK

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FCI
Of medium length, strongly muscled, slightly arched nape, no dewlap.
UKC
Medium length, slightly arched, no dewlap.

BODY

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UKC
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. The withers are pronounced, and the back is short, straight and firm. The loin is well muscled, and the croup is of medium length and slightly sloping. There is a slight tuck up in an elegant curve.

Topline

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FCI
Straight.

Withers

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FCI
Pronounced.

Back

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FCI
Short and straight, firm, strongly muscled.

Loin

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FCI
Well muscled.

Croup

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FCI
Of medium length, slightly sloping; well muscled.

Chest

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FCI
Broad, deep; ribs well arched, but not barrel-shaped.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Slight tuck-up towards the rear in an elegant curve; slender.

TAIL

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FCI
Set-on in an even and unbroken line with the croup. Tail straight; should not be carried steeply erected. Covered with rough hair, without fringe.
In accordance with the animal protection law, tail is docked for hunting purposes in such manner to cover the vulva in bitches and the scrotum in males. In countries where docking is prohibited by the law the tail may be left natural. It should reach to the hocks and should be carried straight or somewhat sabre-like slightly above the level of the topline.
UKC
Set on in an even, unbroken line with the croup, the tail is straight, and should not be carried steeply erect. It is generally docked, but if natural it should reach to the hocks and be carried saber like.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Viewed from the front, straight and parallel; viewed from the side, straight legs set well under the body. Strong bones and joints.
UKC
The shoulder blade is tight fitting, and forms a good angle with the long upper arm, setting the legs well back under the body.

Shoulder

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FCI
Tight fitting, well muscled shoulder blades, forming a good angle with the upper arm.

Upper Arm

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FCI
Long, with good lean muscles.

Elbow

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FCI
Set well under and close to the body, turning neither in nor out.

FORELEGS

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UKC
Straight and parallel with strong bones and joints. The elbows are close to the body, and the forearms are long, lean and well muscled. The pasterns are slightly sloping.

Forearm

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FCI
Long, well muscled, lean, perpendicular to the ground. Forming a good angle with the upper arm.

Carpus (wrist)

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FCI
Strong.

Pastern

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FCI
Slightly sloping.

FEET

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UKC
Round or oval. and well knit, with not too long hair.

Forefeet

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FCI
Round to oval, well knit; with tough and robust pads; hairs on feet and toes not too long.

Hind feet

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FCI
Round to oval, well knit; with tough, robust pads. Hairs on feet and toes not too long.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Viewed from behind, legs straight and parallel, well muscled; strong bones.
UKC
Viewed from behind, the legs are straight and parallel, with strong bone.

Thigh

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FCI
Long, broad, well muscled.

Stifle

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FCI
Strong. Upper and lower thigh forming a good angle.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The upper thigh is long, broad and well muscled. The stifle is strong and well angulated. The lower thigh is strong and sinewy. The hock joint is very well angulated and the rear pasterns are short.

Lower thigh

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FCI
Strong, sinewy, muscular.

Hock joint

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FCI
Strong, very well angulated.

Rear pastern

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FCI
Short, perpendicular to the ground.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Harmonious, springy, with good reach and drive; far reaching strides, straight and parallel coming and going; with well upstanding posture.
UKC
Upstanding, far reaching and springy, straight and parallel coming and going.

SKIN

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FCI
Tight, close-fitting, without folds.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Close, flat lying, hard rough coat of medium length with dense undercoat. Length of the top coat at the withers 4 – 6 cm. The head shows a beard and a wood shaving like forelock. The coat on the belly is close and dense. By its harshness and density the coat should provide as good a protection as possible against weather and injuries as possible.
UKC
Close, flat lying, hard rough coat of medium length, with dense undercoat. The head shows a beard and a forelock. The coat on the belly is close and dense. The coat should provide strong protection against the weather and injuries.

COLOUR

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FCI

Wholecoloured.
  • Brown.
  • Dead leaf colour.
  • Black.
Small white markings are permitted.
UKC
Solid brown, dead leaf or black, with or without small white markings.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI

Height at withers Dogs 60 to 68 cm.
Bitches 55 to 63 cm.
UKC
Height at the withers for males is 23.5 to 27 inches. For females, it is 21.5 to 25 inches.

FAULTS

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FCI

Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
  • Swayback or roach back.
  • Elbows turning in or out.
  • Barrel-legged, cow hocked or close behind in stance and/or in movement.
  • Stiff or mincing gait.
  • Coat too long, too thin; lack of undercoat.
UKC

Body: Swayback or roach back.
Hind Legs: Barrel legged, cow hocked, or close behind.
Coat: Coat too long, too thin or lacking undercoat.
Gait: Stiff or mincing gait.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Any other colour or markings of different colour than specified in the standard.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
  • Any kind of weak temperament; especially gun or game shyness, nervousness, aggressiveness; fear biter.
  • Over- or undershot bite, wry mouth; the canines being set too narrow; missing teeth other than P1.
  • Entropion, ectropion of any degree.
  • Upper eyelids without lashes, hairless eyelids.
  • Short coat.
  • Lack of beard.
UKC

Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Overshot, undershot, or wry bite. Entropion or ectropion. Lack of a beard. Any color or marking not specifically mentioned in the standard.
Teeth: Overshot, undershot, or wry bite.
Eyes: Entropion or ectropion.
Coat: Lack of a beard.
Color: Any color or marking not specifically mentioned in the standard.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.