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
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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
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From Rachel_Muur_DVM 4 days ago
Counter conditioning works on changing a dog’s emotional response to another dog approaching his food. Although guarding food is a normal behaviour, it doesn’t mean you have to accept it because it can lead to dangerous situations. How can you have one dog feel happy instead of aggressive when another dog is getting food next to him? If two people work on this at a time, and both dogs are on leash far enough apart, you can give a treat to the docile dog and immediately after to the aggressive one, until you notice that the latter is anticipating a food treat when the docile gets one. Once you see that the aggressive dog starts looking happy and relaxed, move the dogs closer.
Counter conditioning and desensitization techniques are frequently used together.
You can desensitize your dog by gradually exposing him to its triggers and creating positive associations with them. Give your dog a reward when exposing him to his "menace". if your dog is triggered by another dog being fed near him or a person approaching to his plate, sit with your dog while the other dog is in view. When your dog is calm, reward him with a tasty treat.
If any of these does not work, specialists are the right people to handle the problem.
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