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Poodle General Appearance:

Poodles come in three sizes. The Standard Poodle is the most common, which is 15 inches and taller. There is also the smaller Miniature Poodle (also sometimes referred to as the “Dwarf Poodle”), which is 10 to 15 inches tall. The smallest size is the Toy Poodle, which is under 10 inches.

You may have also heard the breeds “Royal Standard Poodle,” “Teacup Poodle,” and “Tiny Teacup Poodle.” However, these are marketing terms not recognized by any authoritative dog organization.

The poodle’s skull is round, and the muzzle is long. The coat is very dense and curly. Coat colors can be black, bluish gray, silver, white, brown, and apricot. Poodles shed very little and are sometimes considered hypoallergenic. However, they are not completely allergen free and are not appropriate for someone with severe allergies.

Poodle Temperament:

Poodles have a moderate amount of energy. They’re just as happy romping and playing as they are spending hours curling up and relaxing. They are outgoing towards people they know well, and they are reserved towards strangers. Aggression is rare, but not unheard of.

Though they are famously the preferred dog for the urban upper class, they aren’t necessarily the ideal apartment dog. If you don’t have a yard, only get a poodle if you can take them on daily, vigorous walks.

Poodles are bright, highly trainable dogs. They are house-trained quickly and catch on to desired behaviors without frequent reinforcement. That’s why they’re frequently used in agility courses and obedience contests. Their intelligence, low maintenance, and friendliness make them a good choice for first-time dog owners.

Poodle Fun Fact:

Though the breed was standardized in France (thus the name “French Poodle”), Poodles actually originated in Germany. They were bred to help hunters retrieve game from the water. The breed’s original name, Pudelhund, comes from a German word meaning “to splash about.”

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