The Standard Poodle is a active, intelligent
and elegant dog, squarely built, well
proportioned, moving soundly and carrying themselves proudly. They still retain their ability as a gundog and swim well. Intelligent and eager to learn
makes them popular in obedience, shows,hunting and retrieving. Poodles are happy and good tempered dogs who make a good family pet. They are favored due to being Hypoallergenic.
Other Names: Barbone, Caniche
Height: 22-27 inches
Weight: 45-70 lbs.
Colors: Solid Colors
Coat: Very profuse and dense, harsh texture.
Temperament: Standard Poodles are intelligent and lively
with Children: Yes, though a puppy may be too much for a small child.
With Pets: yes
Special skills: Hunting dog, now family pet
Watch dog: High
Guard dog: Medium
Care and Exercise: Frequent trimming, brushing and shampooing of the coat. Ears must be kept very clean. Nails trimmed short and teeth brushed weekly. Even the pet poodle should attend the grooming shop every 4-6 weeks. Standard Poodles enjoy a fair amount of exercise like swimming and retrieving, walks or free run. They make a great jogging partner.
Training: Fairly easy to train as they are very intelligent and they learn quickly.
Learning Rate: Very High, Obedience - Very High, Problem Solving _ very High
Activity: Medium - Low
Living Environment: A home with a fenced yard is preferred as Standard Poodles are energetic dogs who enjoy
exercise. An owner of a Poodle should desire a smart, happy dog who excels in obedience.
Health Issues: Hip Dysplasia and Stifle problems
Life Span: 10 - 13 years
Litter Size 3 - 8
Country of Origin: France
History: Despite the claims of several other countries, France has now been officially recognized as the country of
the Poodles origin though some authorities attribute Germany as the country of origin. There are also references to
other dogs of similar type in Russia and several other southwestern European nations. The Germans probably gave
them the name Pudel, which means to splash in water. Originally bred as a retriever and flushers of birds the Poodle
became quite popular among French aristocracy and was designated the national dog of France.
First Registered by the AKC: 1887
AKC Group: Non-Sporting Group
Registries: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI (Group 9), KC(GB), UKC
For more info. check out AKC.org & http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/poodle