The Poodle

 

 Poodles come in basically three sizes......

  • The Standard Poodle: over 15 inches at the shoulder
  • The Miniature Poodle: over 10 inches and not over 15 inches at the shoulder
  • The Toy Poodle: 10 inches and under at the shoulder

 

 

 

Many agree that the original Poodles were water dogs used for retrieving.  Their body structure and hair texture  reflect the purposes for which they were bred. Miniatures and Toys have been bred down from the larger Standard sized Poodles.  All three sizes exhibit the same general characteristics. The Poodle is an active, intelligent, ruggedly-built dog while at the same time being elegant and refined. Well-bred Poodles have steady, calm nerves, hardy constitutions and are known to be one of the most easily trained. The life span of a poodle is about 12 to 15 years.

Exercise, Grooming, and Feeding

A Poodle wants be a member of the family and is very loyal to their humans. Prospective owners of Poodles should be equipped to provide a fenced-in area in which the Poodle can exercise or be prepared to walk the Poodle regularly on a leash.  Poodles require regular clipping and grooming; many owners choose to learn how to groom his own dog or he can take the Poodle to a professional grooming shop. Poodles are not finicky eaters. They thrive on nutrious well-balanced dog foods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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