Standard Poodle


Group: Sporting Dogs

Origin: Germany

Height: 22 to 27 inches

Weight: 45 to 70 lbs


Cedarwoods Autumn Lyn, 18 months old
Photo credit: Marshland Gun Dogs

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Breed Profile

The Pudelpointer originated in Germany and was developed from the English Pointer and the German (Wasser) Poodle.

The Pudelpointer is friendly, inquisitive, eager to please and cooperative making him an ideal companion both in the home and in the field. The breed is a very versatile working gundog who is used to hunt and point upland game; retrieve from land and water; and track both small and large game. He is also very devoted to his family and home, making him a very good watchdog.

The ideal Pudepointer’s coat is harsh, wiry and dense but coats come in a variety of lengths and textures. His colour is usually variations of liver, however, he can also be black, light brown or fawn.

Pudelpointers were first imported to North America in 1956 and today, Canada, the U.S., Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic remain the main domain for the breed. European stock continues to be imported into North America in order to increase the gene pool and improve the breeding stock.

Health Issues

If you are considering the adoption of a Pudelpointer puppy, or any breed, it is very important to be selective in choosing a responsible and reputable breeder. Ensure that the prospective puppy’s parents have all health clearances. Breeding of any dog should not be done until after they have been proven to be free of evidence of significant hereditary diseases. (For more information on selecting a breeder, see the articles on the main General Information page.)

Additional Health Resources:

Breed Standards

Grooming Information

  • Grooming — This section of the Canada’s Guide to Dogs website includes tips, articles and information covering all aspects of dog grooming along with a listing of Groomers from across Canada.



Cedarwoods Jersey Anne – 12 weeks old
Photo credit: Marshland Gun Dogs

Training Resources

  • Training — For training information, see this growing section of the Canada’s Guide to Dogs website for tips, articles, as well as listings of training centres across Canada.


Additional Information

  • Clubs, Sports & Activities — For information on the many sports and activities you can get involved in with your dog.
  • Working Dogs — The Working Dogs section of the Canada’s Guide to Dogs website provides information and listings of organizations that are involved in various dog jobs, such as Guide Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Police Dogs, Protection Dogs, and much more.

Breed Listing

*NOTE 1: CHIC – The Canine Health Information Center “is a database of consolidated health screening results from multiple sources. Co-sponsored by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) and the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Health Foundation, CHIC works with parent clubs to identify health screening protocols appropriate for individual breeds. Dogs tested in accordance with the parent club established requirements, that have their results registered and made available in the public domain are issued CHIC numbers.” To learn more, visit:

*NOTE 2: The Fédération Cynologique International (FCI) is the World Canine Organization, which includes 91 members and contract partners (one member per country) that each issue their own pedigrees and train their own judges. The FCI recognizes 344 breeds, with each being the “property” of a specific country. The “owner” countries write the standards of these breeds in co-operation with the Standards and Scientific Commissions of the FCI, and the translation and updating are carried out by the FCI. The FCI is not a breed registry nor does it issue pedigrees.

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