Vom Speicher Lane; A
Site For Pudelpointers
YAEL vom Orsoyer Land, call name T, finished
a successful 2014 testing season:
VJP: JGV Tecklenburger Land: 76 pkts.
VPP - LG Westfalen: 75 pkts. Winner of the
Klaus Tölle Preis
HZP: VPP - LG
Westfalen: 191 pkts. Winner of the Kanada Preis
65th Edgar Heyne: 182 pkts. Form and
Hair: V/SG Handsomest Female
Dem Sieger mit Härtenachweis VPP
to severe work commitments this year, we couldn't get over to Germany
in time to put the finish on her training and to handle her in the
We have to give special thanks and all our love and gratitude to her
breeder, Michaela Toelle for doing that for us, and so much more.
is a site about Pudelpointers. There is some history about the breed,
what the breed is about, a look at our experiences in Germany with our
friends and our dogs, dogs and friends, and some interesting links. We
train and test our dogs according to the German Hunting Dog system as
set out by Der Jagdgebrauchshundverband e.V.
the way, we hope to introduce you to the German hunting dog traing and
testing system that produced and maintains the standards
of this wonderful breed and so many others. If you already know about
the JGHV, then maybe we can help demystify some of it for you through
our stories.For more
information on the
the sites listed on the Links page listed below.
Jude Gerstein and Jeremy Kellough.
Look Who's Coming to Canada!
Atze II vom Orsoyer
So named in memory of our "big boy" Atze
the latter half of the 19th century, German sportsman
set out to breed the ideal versatile gun dog. This "dream dog" would
have the keen, game-finding nose
of the pointer, the toughness to work
rugged terrain, and a coat, which would defy the weather and protect
the dog in dense, thorny cover. It was to be soft-mouthed and willing
to search for and retrieve both upland game and waterfowl. It also was
to track a blood scent, and work on fur as well. To this end, many
sporting breeds were developed, and if they did not quite measure up to
the ideal of the "dream dog," some came very close. All enjoyed a share
of popularity among sportsmen in their own country. A few, like the
German Shorthaired and Wire-Haired Pointers, were well received in
Canada and the United States. Others have a small but loyal following,
and one of those is the Pudelpointer..
is said that the beginnings of the Pudelpointer go back to 1881, when a
German Pudel was bred to an English pointer "Tell", owned by Kaiser
Frederick III. From that breeding came dogs, it was hoped, would have
the desire, drive and fire of the Pointer, and intelligence and
devotion of the Pudel. In turn, dogs from this cross were bred to the
English Pointer. The leader in the Pudelpointer's development was Baron
result of this crossbreeding is a dog that stands about 24" at the
shoulder and weighs from 50 - 70 lbs. It is active and eager to
work, and well suited to water work. The overall picture should be that
of an agile, versatile hunting dog, with sufficient height, standing
over plenty of ground. The ideal coat should be wiry, harsh
and dense, though there are variations. The colour is usually some
variation of liver, with ranges from dark brown to light brown. Some
pudelpointers are black, and some may have a small white star on the
chest. Pudelpointers should have well-developed
moustaches and eyebrows. His character should indicate enthusiasm for
work, keeness, spark, and strong nerves.
pudelpointers work close and some are far ranging. In any case, they
should check back with the handler from time to time. A lot depends not
just on the dog itself, but also upon what the owner trains their dog
for. They have a tendency to try and anticipate your wishes, always
eager to please, though this can be frustrating, especially when doing
early obedience training.
they do not tend to match the marking ability of the retriever, they
are excellent water dogs, and are difficult to match when working in a
marsh in search of a downed duck. Though silent as a rule, our
pudelpointers will give tongue when running rabbits. They are excellent
house dogs, and want to be part of a family. The devotion they show to
their owners is very typical of the "unconditional love" associated
Having said all that,
the Pudelpointer is not a dog for everyone.
Pudelpointer seems to have a quirk to their personality and no two are
ever identical. Some do indeed think the PP is a more advanced
trainer's dog. People that see a good dog in the field and make their
decision based on that particular animal is in for a nasty dose of
reality when it comes to the amount of upkeep in training that went
into getting that dog to perform so well. The PP is not a dog that
comes with a sugar coating when it comes to training. On that note,
there is great knowledge available to those that want it in training
but it does require patience. A good sense of
humour is a must.
many, the Pudelpointer is a beautiful breed, which rivals any versatile
breed out there. They have their strong points and their weaknesses, as
do all dogs. If you want a great dog you are going to have to earn it
with time, knowledge and patience every step of the way or to simply
buy a finished one. That is no different than any other dog! They are
very similar yet unique to one another and to the other Versatiles.
There is an inherent challenge to these dogs that make their owners
look forwards to strapping on their gear to train and yet they are
adored in the home as easy going affectionate members of the family.
you are up for the task and honest about the commitment then the
Pudelpointer is the dog for you!
A strong family
resemblance - Big Boy Atze and cousin Yael
We started a new journey with Yael
vom Orsoyer Land. Her grandmother is a full sister to our oldest
Pudelpointer, OTTER vom Orsoyer Land. Stay tuned for updates from her half-brother ATZE v2.0. His father is a nephew of our "big boy" Atze.
YAEL vom Orsoyer Land, call name
"T" or "Teasel" is an example of breed lines also being "types."
We see a lot of the wonderful charactertistics of Otter's mother still
showing strong in her great-granddaughter T. Like all our
Osoyer Land blood runs strong in her veins. Michaela Tölle is the
breeder of vom Orsoyer Land, but to us, she is our home, heart and soul.
Without the experience we have gained
since 2001, we would not be able to do justice to this little ball of
fire. And none of it would be
possible without the unflagging support
of Michaela Tölle and all our German PP family of VPP e. V. - LG
Westfalen. Of course, we have had a lot of support here in Canada from
Ken Dinn, Sandy and Gary Hodson, and "Uncle" Mickey Ristic, among
others. Mickey has
laughed and cried with us, and his friendship has kept us going through it all.
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