Pudelpointer Coat Types
 

Pudelpointer coats vary in length, density and hardness of hair.  Pudelpointer have two coats, a shorter under coat and a longer over coat which varies in length from .75 inches to 2.5 inches.  Usually the longer the coat, the soft the coat is to the touch.  Both coat types 1 and 2 are acceptable for breeding.  Breeding dogs must have furnishing or longer hair typically found on the upper and lower jaws (beard), and may have longer hair on the top of the head, ears, eye brows, back side of the legs and tail.  Colors range from Black to light Brown and a small amount of white is also allowed. Please see the photographs and descriptions below.

Wire Coat
 

Sometimes referred to as Wire Coat, this type of coat is generally from .75 to 1.5 inches in length.  This is a useable breeding coat for a Pudelpointer.  Parts of the head, ears, legs and body of the dog will have longer type hair and may also have some rough hair.  The eye brows, stop, lower and upper jaws will have a longer hair or beard.   Dogs may or may not be well haired on the stomach.  It is normally harder to the touch and the undercoat in made from dense hair with good coverage of the skin.  Normally, this coat is ideal for field dogs.  The longer parts of the coat can be stripped in the spring before warm weather in the summer.

Example of Wire Coat

Smooth/Short Coat
 

Referred to as a Smooth or Short Coat, this type of coat is generally less than .75 inches in length.  This is not a useable breeding coat for a Pudelpointer.  The coat is short over the head, legs and body.  Most dogs of this type lack hair on the skin on the stomach.  It can be soft or hard to the touch and lays close to the skin.  This coat is ideal for the field and hot climates.  

Example of Smooth/Short Coat

Rough Coat
 

Sometimes refered to as a Rough Coat, this type of coat is generally from 1.5 to 2.5 inches in length.  This is a useable breeding coat for a Pudelpointer.  Usually it covers the entire head, ears, jaws, legs and body with longer type hair.  It will be easy to see the dogs beard on both the upper and lower jaws.  Most dogs of this type are well haired on the stomach as well.  It is normally softer to the touch and the undercoat is made from finer dense hair with good coverage of the skin.  Normally, this coat is ideal for waterfowl hunting and colder climates.  The coat can be stripped in the spring before warm weather in the summer.

Example of Rough Coat

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