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Poodle (Standard)

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Breed Information
Popularity 2016: #72015: #82014: #7
Name Poodle (Standard)
Other names Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Grosse Pudel, French Poodle
Origin France Germany
Breed Group Non Sporting (AKC:1887)Gun Dogs (UKC)
Size Medium
Type Purebred
Life span 12-15 years
Temperament ActiveAlertFaithfulInstinctualIntelligentTrainable
Height 15 inches (38 cm) or more
Weight Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg) Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Colors ApricotFawnBlackBlueBrownCreamGrayRedSilverSilver BeigeWhite
Litter Size 2-4 puppies
Puppy Price Average $1000 - $1500 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 5 stars
Apartment Friendly 5 starsIf given enough exercise, Standard Poodles are relatively inactive indoors. They will be okay in an apartment if they are sufficiently exercised. A small yard will suffice.
Barking Tendencies 4 starsFrequent
Cat Friendly 4 stars
Child Friendly 5 starsGood with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.
Dog Friendly 4 stars
Exercise Needs 4 starsThe Standard Poodle needs to be taken on a daily walk. Although they adore water and love to go for walks, Poodles are not demanding as far as exercise goes, so long as they get their walk in. They however, will keep in better spirits and be fitter if given regular opportunities to run and play off the leash in a safe area. The Standard retains its sporting instincts, has great stamina, and needs more activity than the smaller varieties.
Grooming 5 starsHigh Maintenance: Regular weekly grooming with a brush and the occasional bath will keep them clean and looking their best. Grooming can be a wonderful bonding experience for you and your pet. Their strong fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.
Health Issues 3 starsStandard Poodles in UK, Denmark and USA/Canada surveys had a median lifespan of 11.5 to 12 years. In a UK survey, the most common causes of death were cancer (30%), old age (18%), GDV (6%), and cardiac disease (5%).Hypoallergenic: Yes
Intelligence 5 starsRanking: #2. (See All Rankings)
Playfulness 4 stars
Shedding Level 1 starsMinimal Shedding: This dog will shed a negligible amount. Recommended for owners who do not want to deal with dog hair in their cars and homes.
Stranger Friendly 4 stars
Trainability 5 starsEasy Training: The Standard Poodle is highly intelligent, making training a fairly simple process. They quickly understand what is expected of them and can learn a wide variety of tricks and games. Standard Poodles are likely to enjoy the training process. Any effort put into training the Poodle will reap large rewards.
Watchdog Ability 4 stars
Poodle (Standard) Puppy PicturePoodle (Standard) Puppy Picture
Puppy Names
Rank Male Female
01 Max Bella
02 Charlie Lola
03 Louie Emma
04 Murphy Molly
05 Buddy Bailey
06 Zeus Sadie
07 Cooper Sasha
08 Oscar Ruby
09 Jack Ellie
10 Harley Roxy
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Overview

The Standard Poodle is a medium-sized, squarely built dog with a distinctive harsh curly coat that may be presented in any of several traditional Poodle clips or corded. The ears are long, drop, and densely feathered. The tail is normally docked, set high, and carried erect. The length of body (sternum to point of buttocks) is equal to the height (withers to ground). The Standard Poodle carries himself with an air of dignity and pride. The Standard Poodle should be evaluated as a working gun dog and exaggerations or faults should be penalized in proportion to how much they interfere with the dog’s ability to work.

The Standard Poodle’s most readily identifiable characteristic is its harsh, dense coat, which is presented in various traditional trims or, less frequently, corded. Another essential characteristic is proper temperament. The breed is noted for its high intelligence, trainability and sense of humor. Poodles are highly social and require human companionship and regular, close interaction with family members. Because of their great intelligence and the joy they take in human companionship, Poodles excel in performance events of all sorts. They are extremely affectionate with children.

History
France has been officially recognized as the Poodle’s country of origin, but the Poodle’s earlier ancestors came from central Asia. The German variety has probably influenced the modern breed most (‘Poodle’ is German for ‘splash’ or ‘puddle’). In 18th and 19th century Europe, the Poodle served a wide variety of purposes, including duck hunting, guiding, and later circus performing, from whence the modern grooming style likely arose. The Poodle became a popular pet for the French aristocracy, and in time was officially adopted as the national dog. Poodles were imported to America in the 20th century. They slowly rose in popularity and eventually became the country’s most popular dog. The poodle is a group of formal dog breeds, the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle. The origins of the poodles are still discussed with a dispute over whether the poodle descends from the old French Barbet breed or from Germany as a type of water dog.
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