|Fédération Cynologique Internationale|
FCI-Standard N° 216
The sequence might differ slightly from the original breed standard.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD: 09.11.2004.
UTILISATION: 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.
|Group 7||Pointing Dogs|
|Section 1.1||Continental Pointing Dogs, 'Braque' type|
|With working trial|
TRANSLATION: Elke Peper.
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: 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.
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/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.
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.
FOREQUARTERS: Viewed from the front, straight and parallel; viewed from the side, straight legs set well under the body. Strong bones and joints.
Shoulder: Tight fitting, well muscled shoulder blades, forming a good angle with the upper arm.
Upper Arm: Long, with good lean muscles.
Elbow: 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.
Carpus (wrist): Strong.
Pastern: Slightly sloping.
Forefeet: Round to oval, well knit; with tough and robust pads; hairs on feet and toes not too long.
Hind feet: Round to oval, well knit; with tough, robust pads. Hairs on feet and toes not too long.
HINDQUARTERS: Viewed from behind, legs straight and parallel, well muscled; strong bones.
Thigh: Long, broad, well muscled.
Stifle: Strong. Upper and lower thigh forming a good angle.
Lower thigh: Strong, sinewy, muscular.
Hock joint: Strong, very well angulated.
Rear pastern: Short, perpendicular to the ground.
GAIT / 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.
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.
- Dead leaf colour.
Height at withers:
Height at withers Dogs 60 to 68 cm.
Bitches 55 to 63 cm.
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.
- Any other colour or markings of different colour than specified in the standard.
- 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.