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One Breed, Three Sizes
I adore this breed and highly encourage families to give toy, miniature and standard
poodles much consideration when researching breeds. All our females are on an “in-house”
rotation, so were are very spoiled by having a variety of breeds as pets, but nothing
beats poodle night!
Hands down one of the easy breeds to communicate with. This typically makes training
and all aspects of ownership more enjoyable. Somehow “they” proved poodles are the
smartest breed and as a whole I would have to agree. Being smart also means they’re
capable of astounding feats of escape, deceit, trickery, thievery and posses amazing
powers of persuasion and instigation as well.
Yes it’s true they are hypoallergenic but all dogs shed. I believe the poodle has
the slowest shed cycle of any breed supporting a full coat. Maintenance requires
an average groomer, or some good clippers and a little practice to do it yourself.
If you prefer to brush daily, just trim the face and feet and let the rest grow out
to enjoy all the marvelous splendor that coined the phrase “fine as poodle hair”.
It’s virtually dirt and waterproof too!
Overall the poodle is a good sound choice for nearly any lifestyle. They do however
require mental stimulation, lots of affection and moderate exercise making them a
poor selection for a “home alone” pets or neglected kennel dogs. If you have the
time and skills poodles will learn to do almost anything or absolutely nothing to
earn your love. Please refer to AKC for official breed standards.
Height: 11 to 15 inches
Weight: 14 to 16 pounds
Activity Level: Moderate
Selecting the appropriate breed is often more important than choosing which puppy.
It’s always best to refer to the AKC to obtain a general idea of the breeds structure,
temperament and care requirements before selecting your breed. We also have some
very reliable “pick of the litter” methods on our shopping tips page.
Secondly, you should try to speak with someone that actually owns the breed as a
pet, rather than just the folks trying to sell you one. Also keep in mind, how they
were initially cared for and later trained greatly determines how they look and behave
MODOG breed descriptions are based solely on our personal interpretation of, and
experience with, these particular breeds. These are not official standards and may
or may not accurately reflect the general characteristics of each breed.