While they’re all one breed, Poodles are available in three sizes. Formally, the scale is calculated by shoul­der top, however typically the Standard Poodle weighs about 60 kilos, the Miniature Poodle about 16 kilos and the Toy Poodle about 8 kilos. All three are chock-full of brains and attraction.

A Three-Fold History

Poodles have been grouped collectively as one breed within the mid-Twentieth century, however their earlier histories are various, if not distinct. Ancestors of the Standard Poodle have been bred for water retrieving in Germany. Their well-known coiffures served a function, facilitating swimming and defending important organs from chilly water. The Miniature Poodle was developed primar­ily for companionship; rich Europeans original the lavish coats of their Poodles, typically mirroring their very own hairstyles. Some Miniature Poodles hunted for truffles, and others participated in exhibits. Toy Poodles, the smallest variation, have been probably bred down from their bigger counterparts merely for cozy-sized companionship.


All-sized Poodles proof an analogous temperament: people-focused, light and fast to be taught. With their intelligence and biddable nature, Poodles show robust opponents in obedience, rally and monitoring. Nimble and light-weight on their ft, the Poodle often shines in agility. Most additionally get pleasure from lake swims and household pool time. They’re pure swimmers, in spite of everything! And though Poodles are famend tricksters and comedians, most carry themselves with pleasure and an air of dignity (if not snootiness!).

The Poodle normally will get alongside properly with the household’s different animals. While he tends to pay extra consideration to people than canine, he’s nonetheless hardly ever ill-tempered round new canine. As for watchdog responsibility, Poodles are good alert barkers, however they’ll probably not chase many strangers away. They’re too welcoming and social to function traditional guard canine.

While Poodles can alter to any dimension yard or residence, all Poodles want function. Big or small, they thrive on structured train, walks, swims and, most significantly, participation within the household. A Poodle is much from a solitary creature.

Poodle Particulars

WEIGHT The Standard weighs roughly 60 kilos, the Miniature about 16 and the Toy about 8 kilos.
LIFE SPAN Toy and Miniature Poodles usually reside 14 to 16 years. Standard Poodles have an anticipated life span of 11 to 13 years.
COAT Coats are naturally curly and coarse. Some are corded. The Poodle’s hair will develop till it’s clipped.
PUPPY COAT The pet’s early comfortable coat will slowly flip right into a curly, dense grownup coat. During the transition section, the coat might mat extra often.
COLORS Black, blue, grey, silver, cream, apricot, white, café-au-lait
SHEDDING Poodles are a low-shedding breed, a great match for households that suffer from animal allergy symptoms. Keep in thoughts no breed is 100% “hypoallergenic.”
EQUIPMENT Ambitious house owners might want clippers at residence (ideally solely after grooming classes!) to keep up their Poodle’s minimize.
BEST FOR Singles in addition to households. Sporty people will benefit from the Poodle’s athleticism, however the breed additionally adapts to a extra quiet life-style, senior residing or residence residing.
POSSIBLE HEALTH ISSUES Hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, luxating patella
PROPOSED BREED QUOTE Intelligence by no means stops being lovely!