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Poodle


Other Names

Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle, Toy Poodle, Pudle, Caniche

History

Poodles originated in Germany and were known for being water retrievers. They became popular in France and England and date back to the 15th and 16th century.

Appearance

Elegant, square and well proportioned, proud stance

Color and Coat

The coat is curly (harsh and dense) or corded (tight even cords). They are non-shedding but require consistent grooming. Poodles should be a solid color of brown, black, blue, gray, silver, cream, white or apricot.

AKC Group

Non-Sporting (Standard and Miniature Poodle) and Toy (Toy Poodle)

Height

There are 3 sizes of poodle - Standard Poodle is over 15 inches, Minature Poodle is between 10 and 15 inches, Toy Poodles are under 10 inches.

Activity Level

High

Tempermant

Smart, active, elegant, proud, intelligent

Other Facts

Poodles come in three sizes and are one of the most popular breeds. They usually excel in obedience training. They have only one coat of dense fur (no undercoat) which can help with allergies. They enjoy company of people and require daily exercise or play. Poodles are said to be easy to potty train. There are many cross breeds of Poodle (hybrids) such as spoodle, cockapoo, labradoodle, maltipoo and many others.
 
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