Standard Poodle

Breed Group: Non-Sporting
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This ancient breed appears in three varieties: Standard, Miniature, and Toy. The Standard is the oldest. The Poodle was originally developed to be a water dog that retrieved game fowl. Favored by royalty as well as gypsies, this versatile breed was able to master many tasks and trades and maintain a reputation as a fine companion.

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The Poodle is an agile, athletic, and graceful breed. They are considered to be one of the most intuitive, attentive, and intelligent breeds. Lively and playful, they have a tremendous sense of humor and a true love of life. Poodles are a breed of distinction, elegance, and dignity.

Does your Standard Poodle bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
One of the most popular breeds in the world, the Poodle is loyal and deeply devoted to their owner and family. They thrive on human companionship and are extremely sensitive to their familys moods and emotions. The Poodle may become overly attached to one particular family member and suffer from separation anxiety. The Standard and Miniature varieties are typically more amiable than the Toy variety, which has a tendency to be neurotic. The Standard does well in a home with children and other household pets. The Miniature and Toy varieties are best suited for homes with older, considerate children. The Poodle is reserved with strangers and makes a good watchdog. This breed has a tendency to bark excessively.
The Poodle requires extensive grooming. Professional clipping must be done every six to eight weeks. The coat may be groomed in three different styles: the Pet Clip, English Saddle, and Continental. Bathing should only be done when necessary using a mild shampoo. Daily brushing is highly recommended to prevent mats and tangles. It is important that the Poodles teeth and ears are checked and cleaned on a consistent basis. This breed is prone to cataracts, PRA, allergies, skin disorders, diabetes, epilepsy, and heart disease.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
The Poodle has a dense, harsh coat that is either curly or corded. The color of the coat comes in such solid colors as silver, cream, gray, blue, black, white, apricot, red, caf-au-lait, and brown. It is possible to have a Parti patterned coat. However, that type of coat is not accepted in the show ring. This breed sheds little to no hair.
Highly trainable and eager to please, the Poodle requires early socialization and obedience training. With their sensitive nature they do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. The Poodle does best with fairness, firmness, respect, patience, and consistency. They excel at learning tricks, including agility, retrieving, and competitive obedience. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Standard Poodle puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
The Poodle enjoys swimming, family play sessions, and securely leashed walks. They greatly benefit from regular opportunities to romp and run off lead in a safe area. Poodles will do okay in an apartment or condominium dwelling provided they are sufficiently exercised and stimulated to help curtail their tendency to excessively bark, and to keep them physically fit. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
45-65 lbs
15-21 inches
any solid color



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Standard Poodle Questions

Is it truly accurate that the Standard Poodle barks excessively?

The Standard Poodle is a talkative breed and they do like the sound of their voice. Some will bark more often than others of course as every dog is different. The best thing to do is to start early on self control and a stop cue to keep your Poodle from talking up a storm.

The standard does love to talk, but, they love to please you more. Patience and talking to your poodle will cure almost any fault. They love, love their masters and want to be your friend. This highly intelligent breed learns quickly and remembers everything, so, be careful what and how you train them. They do not respond to harsh training and can freeze in place if afraid or confused. Love and tenderness will win lots of rewards with this breed. It will amaze you. They are almost human in behavior and affection. Get ready for hugs and kisses.

We have found the exact opposite. Our two Standards are very quiet! Unless someone is approaching the house or the cattle are out of the fence, our standards are wonderfully quiet and pleasant to have around!!

No! So are watch dogs, some very seldom barks, mostly they are quick to learn what pleases you and how you wish them to greet. Train them and they will be the best companion you ever have.

i have had 3 standards...all were trained not to bark except when someone was at the door....They are very quiet breed.

How many sizes are there for the Poodle breed?

There are four sizes/types of Poodles. The Toy Poodle, the Miniature Poodle, the Moyen Poodle, and the Standard Poodle.

In America, the AKC does not recognize the Moyen Poodle, although sometimes European it is. So I would say in USA it is Toy, Miniature and Standard Poodle.

Poodle sizes: Teacup, Toy, Miniature, Standard, Giant and Royal

Depends on where you live and what Kennel Club you are associated with. AKC only recognized Toy, Miniature and Standard.

How to housebreak 5 mos old Poodle, Standard?

Positive Reinforcement is the best way to house break any breed of dog. Put a 2 - 3 hour timer on and every time it goes off, take your puppy outside. Praise and give him/her treats when he/she goes. Do not allow your puppy the run of the house. Either crate him/her or tether him/her to you if you can not watch him/her the entire time. If there is an accident, clean it up with an enzyme cleaner. Do not scold your puppy unless you catch them in the act. In which you should clap your hands and say "No" in a firm voice (not yelling) and then take your pup outside. Praise when they finish.

What is the life expectancy of Standard Poodle?

The average life span of the Standard Poodle is 12 years.

I have found 12 to 14 years. First Standard Poodle was 12, Second was 13 years. Third one was purchased to be a companion for the second one. He is now 10 years old and happy and active as a puppy.

My first Standard lived to nearly 16

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