Species group: Non-Sporting Group dogs
Other name(s): Poodle (Standard); Standard Poodle
One of the world's most popular dogs, the Poodle is also widely regarded as one of the most intelligent, perhaps only exceeded in sheer brainpower by the Border Collie itself. While the breed has existed as a pet since at least the fifteenth century, the Poodle took the United States by storm in 1935, when a white Standard Poodle won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York. For around the next 20 years, it was the number one breed registered by the AKC. Even today, they remain one of the top ten most popular pure breeds in America.
Poodles may look high-maintenance, and they certain require good grooming, but they can be active dogs who love swimming, running, or playing games with their owners. They're social, so don't expect to be able to dump them in a backyard alone all day. They can also be very sensitive animals that pick up on tension in the home.
Appearance / health:
Poodles are elegant dogs with a square build with proportionally long legs and a notable springy gait. The oval eyes are very dark, and set far enough apart with an alert intelligent expression. Ears are long, wide, thickly feathered and hang close to the head. The head is long with alert, dark-colored, almond-shaped eyes. The skull is a bit rounded, and the teeth should have a scissors bite.The chest is deep, moderately wide with well-sprung ribs. The feet are small, oval and webbed, with arched toes. Show dogs usually have the dewclaws removed, and the tail docked to produce a "balanced dog."
Poodles do not appear to shed as dead hair is caught between the outer curly hairs. If the dog is not regularly groomed, the coat can become a tangled mess. Brushing the coat with a hard-bristled brush three or four times a week is necessary to prevent tangles and matting.
The coat needs extra attention between the age of 9 to 16 months as it becomes curlier and coarser. Trimming the coat is necessary. The coat is very versatile and can be shaped into a variety of AKC-approved clip styles. Some allow the coats to become longer, or "corded." This style requires extra maintenance and bathing.
The ears should be checked regularly for mites and the ear hair should be pulled out if necessary. The teeth also need regular scaling (cleaning).
Poodles do not require as much exercise as hunting or working breeds, but being agile and athletic, they enjoy walks, play sessions, and trips outside.
Standard Poodles have their own set of health concerns, which include:
Behavior / temperament:
Poodles thrive in human company and do not like to be left alone for a long time. They also make good watchdogs, but unlike some working breeds, they do not usually become a one-person dogs when they are part of a family. Their high intelligence has made them popular as performers in circuses for centuries. They can become bored easily, and can get quite creative about finding mischief if left on their own too long. They enjoy car rides and do not get carsick.
The Standard Poodle cheerful, clever, highly intelligent, sensitive and easily trainable companion dog. The breed is great at learning tricks, which has made it a favorite in the circus ring. They are considered to be one of the most intelligent dog breeds.
They become easily emotionally attached to their owners. The Poodle will feel slighted if it is left out of family activities and will noticeably pout. Many owners feel this dog understands speech in an uncanny way. They have an excellent temperament and are neither aggressive nor fearful. They are eager to please and go out of their way to make people around them happy. Poodles need lots of physical exercise and mental stimulation to prevent boredom.
Poodles are believed to be one of the most intelligent breeds, and can be easily trained. Basic obedience training is necessary to make them behave properly both at home and in public. Firm and consistent training with positive reinforcement yields best results. When training this breed, harsh disciplinary measures may lead to negative behavioral changes and should be avoided. It must be mentioned that poodles are one of the easiest breeds to potty-train and learn more quickly than most dogs.
They are average barkers, especially to alert owners to strange noises or strangers approaching the home.
graceful animals, big teddy bears, overall temperament, incredibly tolerant, great companions
eye problems, initial cost, high prey drive, breedhip dysplasia, grooming costs, bad breeder
counter surfing, particolored poodles, dysplasia genetic testing
This dog will be your doorbell, you pillow, your friend.
I think is very hard to find a negative review about a dog, and this is not an exception. The poodle, is one of my favorite dog breeds, why? Easy, the poodles are very intelligent, funny and loud, very loud, I'm always hearing about the misconceptions about Poodles -- that they look and act like "sissy" dogs. Poodles are elegant, energetic athletes who move with a light, springy gait. Most Poodles make great watchdogs and some even have a sensible protective instincts, but don't be scare, this is not an aggressive breed. Their attitude toward people varies from friendly to politely reserved. Early socialization is important to avoid excessive watchfulness or timidity, in my personal case, my dog was very shy and watchfulness. With a poodle you will have a million of funny stories about your own experience, and you definitely will fall in love with it. If you want a dog who is lively and playful, easy to train and comes in a variety of colors and sizes, the poodle is just perfect for you..
From albornozjose Dec 28 2016 8:42PM
Great for dogs with arthritis
As dogs get older they can develop arthritis and it can make it a little harder to get around. These are great at providing extra support and comfort to your dog when they are lying down on the floor. This will give them something to lay on besides the floor. It can also provide extra support when they go to get up as well. The only downside, is they have to use it in order to benefit from it! If they don't really sleep on dog beds, buying this might be a waste of money unfortunately. But it is definitely worth a try!! The price can vary according to size and brand. There are many different brand options out there for you to choose from. Id recommend shopping around and looking at the reviews on which one would be the best fit for your pup..
From Tabitha Wickett 68 days ago
The importance of socialization
As it is for us human beings, socializing in the early stages of our lives is extremely important for our growth and self esteem. The most important thing is to make sure that your puppy has had enough socialization and to ensure that it wasn’t taken away too soon from his litter. Often puppies, especially when for sale, are taken away from their mother and siblings way too soon. If this is not your case and your puppy was brought up following the right guidelines, make sure to provide him with the right amount of socialization time. One of the most effective ways to do so is to take him to a puppy day care. Here your puppy will be followed and looked after by a team of experts and dog trainers. Depending on the set up and environment of the day care, I recommend a minimum age of 3 months when you first bring your puppy to day care. Very important is to take it easy at the beginning: once or twice a week, for the first month at least, should be enough for your puppy, in order to give him time to adapt and get used to the day care. Most puppies will love it and they will learn from other dogs, with help of the trainers, with regard to how to behave, play and have fun. .
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