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Poodle (Standard)

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Breed Information
Popularity (2015) #8
Name Poodle (Standard)
Other names Pudle, Caniche, Barbone
Origin Germany France
Breed Group Non Sporting (AKC:1887)Gun Dogs (UKC)
Size Medium
Type Purebred
Life span 10-13 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 3 puppies
Puppy Price Average $1000 - $1500 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 5 stars
Apartment Friendly 5 stars
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 stars
Grooming 5 starsHigh Maintenance: Grooming should be performed often to keep the dog's coat in good shape. Professional groomers can be sought after for assistance. Professional trimming or stripping needed.
Health Issues 3 starsHypoallergenic: Yes
Intelligence 5 starsRanking: #2
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: Training will be enjoyable. This dog is inclined to listen to commands and obey its owner. This breed will require fewer repetitions to obey specific instructions, pleasing owners who like to see quick results.
Watchdog Ability 3 stars
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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

The poodle is a square-proportioned dog with proud carriage and elegant appearance. It should move with a light, springy, effortless stride. The poodle stems from working retriever stock, and its conformation should reflect its athletic background. The coat is curly, harsh and dense; if corded, it should hang in tight even cords. The traditional clips stem from functional and decorative tradition; acceptable clips for show purposes are the puppy (for puppies only), English saddle, Continental and (for some nonregular classes only) sporting.

Among the very smartest and most obedient of dogs, the standard poodle combines playful exuberance with a zest for life's adventures. It retains its hunting heritage and loves to run, swim and retrieve. It gets along well with everyone, although it is somewhat reserved with strangers. It is excellent with children.

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. Famous Poodles include author John Steinbeck’s dog Charley, subject of the book ‘Travels with Charley: In Search of America’, and Weird Al’s Poodle Bela, who…uhm… sat on his head for the album cover of ‘Poodle Hat.’
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