Pudelpointer

FCI standard Nº 216

Origin
Germany
Translation
Elke Peper
Group
Group 7 Pointing Dogs
Section
Section 1.1 Continental Pointing Dogs
Working
With Working Trial
Acceptance on a definitive basis by the FCI
Friday 13 November 1959
Publication of the official valid standard
Tuesday 09 November 2004
Last update
Monday 06 December 2004
En français, cette race se dit
Pudelpointer
Diese Norm ist in deutscher Sprache sichtbar
Pudelpointer
En español, esta raza se dice
Pudelpointer
In het Nederlands, wordt dit ras gezegd
Pudelpointer

Usage

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.

Brief historical summary

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.

General appearance

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.

Important proportions

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

Neither shy nor aggressive. Calm, self-controlled, even temperament with distinct hunting instinct, without game or gun shyness.

Head

Cranial region

Head
Of balanced length and width, in proportion to the size and the sex of the dog.
Skull
Flat, slightly rounded at the sides only, moderately broad, pronounced superciliary ridges. 
Stop
Pronounced.

Facial region

Nose
Strongly pigmented corresponding to the coat colour. Nostrils well opened.
Muzzle
In balanced proportion of length and width, neither narrow nor pointed, bridge of nose straight.
Lips
Close-fitting, not overhanging; never slavering.
Jaws and teeth
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.
Eyes
Set at the sides, large, of a dark amber colour, with lively expression. Eyerims well covered with hair, close-fitting to the eyeball.
Ears
Of medium size, set on high, flat lying, not fleshy; well covered with hair, with rounded tips.

Neck

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

Body

Topline
Straight.
Withers
Pronounced.
Back
Short and straight, firm, strongly muscled.
Loin
Well muscled.
Croup
Of medium length, slightly sloping; well muscled.
Chest
Broad, deep; ribs well arched, but not barrel-shaped.
Underline and belly
Slight tuck-up towards the rear in an elegant curve; slender.

Tail

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.

Limbs

Forequarters

Generality
Viewed from the front, straight and parallel; viewed from the side, straight legs set well under the body. Strong bones and joints.
Shoulders
Tight fitting, well muscled shoulder blades, forming a good angle with the upper arm.
Upper arm
Long, with good lean muscles.
Elbows
Set well under and close to the body, turning neither in nor out.
Forearm
Long, well muscled, lean, perpendicular to the ground. Forming a good angle with the upper arm.
Carpal
Strong.
Pastern
Slightly sloping.
Forefeet
Round to oval, well knit; with tough and robust pads; hairs on feet and toes not too long.

Hindquarters

Generality
Viewed from behind, legs straight and parallel, well muscled; strong bones.
Upper thigh
Long, broad, well muscled.
Lower thigh
Strong, sinewy, muscular.
Stifle
Strong. Upper and lower thigh forming a good angle.
Metatarsus
Short, perpendicular to the ground.
Hock
Strong, very well angulated.
Hind feet
Round to oval, well knit; with tough, robust pads. Hairs on feet and toes not too long.

Gait and movement

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

Skin

Tight, close-fitting, without folds.

Coat

Hair
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.
Colour
Wholecoloured. Brown. Dead leaf colour. Black. Small white markings are permitted.

Size and weight

Height at withers
Dogs: 60 to 68 cm. Bitches: 55 to 63 cm.

Faults

• 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 and its ability to perform its traditional work.
• Faults listed should be in degree of seriousness.

General faults

 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.

Disqualifying faults

 Aggressive or overly shy dogs.
 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.
 Any other colour or markings of different colour than specified in the standard.

NB :

• Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
• The above mentioned faults when occurring to a highly marked degree or frequently are disqualifying.
• Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
• Only functionally and clinically healthy dogs, with breed typical conformation should be used for breeding.

Bibliography

http://www.fci.be/

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