Q) Do you sell to non-hunters ?
A) The Pudelpointer has been bred for over 100 years to be a superior hunting dog. To send one to a home without hunting is not fair to the dog, the breed in general or future breeders.
Q) How many years have you been breeding Pudelpointers ?
A) I have owned them for 25 years and have been breeding for 20 +
Q) How many litters per year do you have ?
A) 2-3 in the spring and 1 in the fall.
Q) What is the price of your dogs ?
Q) Do you ship out of state ?
A) Yes, we fly them out of Reno, NV. Shipping by plane runs 300.00-350.00 extra.
Q) Do you have a waiting list ?
A) Yes. I always have more people wanting my dogs than I have in a year, so the fairest way is the waiting list.
Q) How do I get on the waiting list ?
A) A 200.00 deposit will get your name on the list. Wait times run three months to a year.
Q) How much do they weigh?
A) The breed standard calls for dogs weighing 45-70 #, 90% run 50-60 #.
Q) I don’t understand your ”A” litter “B” litter etc.
A) All of my pups names from my first litter started with “A” , Abby, Alibi, Alex, etc. The “B” litter all started with “B” , Babe, Blue, etc. This helps keep track of dogs that get shipped all over the country. The guy who owns Dreamworks Alibi in California wants to breed his dog to a female in TX, the dog in TX is Dreamworks Abby, you know that not only are they from the same kennel they are littermates and cannot be breed to each other.
Q) Do I have to call the dog by its registered name ?
A) No. You can call the dog anything you want but the registered name has to start with the litter designation.
Q) How many litters have you had ?
A) I have been through the alphabet once and I’m on my Hh litter, as of 2016 I have had 34 litters.
Q) How much longer do you plan on breeding Pudelpointers ?
A) At least 15 more years.
Q) What is the average size of a litter ?
A) 6-8 but 10 is not uncommon.
Q) At what age can I pick up my pup ?
A) 8 weeks old
Q) Do I have to cut the tails ?
A) No. The tails and dew claws have been cut and they have had two sets of shots and worming.
Q) How long do they live on average ?
A) 12- 14 years is common, and I have heard of dogs making it to 16-17.
Q) Do they make good house dogs?
A) Yes. This is one of the things that sets them apart from most hunting dogs. Pudelpointers seem to have an off switch, they are wonderful in the house, nice, calm, relaxed. Take them to the field and they are as good if not better than any breed out there.
Q) Do they have AKC papers ?
A) No. Pudelpointer breeders have never sought recognition by the AKC, nor do we want it. The fate of several breeds has been ruined by show ring. You will get a pedigree from NAVHDA .