- Dog Breed Group
- Non Sporting Dogs
- Origin of Breed
- Germany as a water retriever
- Life Expectancy
- 13 to 20 years
- Solid colors only - black, white, gray, blue, silver-cream, red, apricot, chocolate, or cafe au lait. Eyes and nose color depend
- Curly. Poodles are sometimes groomed into very elaborate cuts. Tail is docked; ears hang down.
- Exercise Needs
- Four periods of daily exercise totaling 2 hours
- Depends on size. Fun loving and highly intelligent, quick to learn, does exceptionally well in obedience work. Good-natured, sen
- Good with Children
- Good with other pets and children
- Grooming Needs
- Minimal Shedder. Daily brushing and professional clipping every 6 to 8 weeks to prevent matting.
- Average Size - Male (in)
- Minimum 15
- Average Size - Female (in)
- Minimum 15
- Average Weight - Male (lbs)
- 45 - 70
- Average Weight - Female (lbs)
- 45 - 70
- Health Issues
- The poodle is subject to a number of hereditary diseases such as epilepsy and progressive retinal atrophy.v
- Living Conditions
- Does well in any living situation.
The Standard Poodle is a active, intelligent and elegant-appearing dog, squarely built, well-proportioned, moving soundly and carrying himself proudly. He still retains his ability as a gundog and swims well. Intelligent and eager to learn makes him popular in obedience trails. Steady, smart and loyal he will do anything an owner could wish for including obedience, shows, tricks, hunting and retrieving. A happy good tempered dog who makes a good family pet. Favored among asthma suffers because of his wooly coat. Originally bred as a retriever and flushers of birds the breed became quite popular among French aristocracy and was designated the national dog of France.
There are 3 types of poodle; the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle, and Toy Poodle that differ mainly by size.
Poodles behave as if they are huge dogs.
One of the most popular breeds today is the Poodle.
The Poodle is a highly individual dog, and its intelligence varies depending on how much encouragement and enrichment it is offered.
The Poodle is descended from a now nearly extinct French water dog, the Barbet.
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