They are also known as Pudle, Caniche and Barbone. Poodles are originated in Germany and then standardized in France. This dog breed is recognized as standard, medium, miniature and toy according to the sizes of the Poodles. The toy Poodle is a small version of the standard Poodle.
Find Poodle Puppy Sellers near you – AKC Poodle Puppies for Sale
Standard Poodle Dogs
Generally it is the largest poodle breed. They are normally used as gun dogs for duck hunting and sometimes for upland bird hunting.
Standard Poodles are intelligent dog breeds that are easy to train and make them command. They are water lovers. In 19th centaury they are used as hunters but in 20th their work is changed and became companions and circus dogs. Nowadays Standard Poodles are recognized as sporting dog breeds.
Miniature Poodle Dogs
Miniature Poodle also categorized in the Poodle group. They are used as Truffle hunters. They also remained as lap dogs.
Poodles were originated in Germany, Pudelhund. But they were standardized in France and are used as water retrievers. In the France, Poodle became as its national breed because of the breed popularity. In the Spain Poodle became the main pet dog in 18th century.
The smallest toy Poodle dog breeds were developed in the 18th century in England. In the late 19th century toy Poodle became show dogs.
Read More about Poodle Mix Dogs
Poodle Dogs Breed Characteristics:
Poodle is a well proportioned and squarely built bodied dog breed. The eyes of the dog are looking very dark and oval in shape. This eye appearance shows the alert and intelligent expression of the dog. Ears are standing slightly below to the eye level and close to the head part.
The various sizes of the poodle dog is determined by their height but not by their weight. Maximum sized poodle is named as Standard Poodle.
- Standard Poodle has over 38 cm height
- Miniature Poodle has height ranged between 28 to 38 cm
- Toy Poodle has height below 28 cm
Likewise Papillon dog breed Poodle also has single layered coat. They only have outer coat. Under coat is absent. Poodle’s coat is made up of highly dense curly fur.
Poodle has different coloration in their body including white, black, silver, gray, brown, red, etc. Poodle does shed. But it is quite different than the normal shedding coz fur becomes tangled in the surrounding hair instead of the normal process.
This can be lead to matting. Poodle requires show clips while brushing per week. Grooming of Poodle is very important to maintain their good health. But Poodle requires professional groomers. But if you are unable to find out the professionals it is better you to learn about the grooming steps carefully.
Pet clips are simple and you can get according to your wish. Clipping is recommended for four times annually. But feet and face require monthly clipping.
Poodle is an intelligent, active, obedient, loyal, energetic and sociable dog breed. They require physical activities to maintain good health. They are highly trainable dog breeds. Poodles are popular to do many dog sports including dock diving, fly ball, field tracking and dog agility.
Poodles are highly recommended for families and children. They are very skillful dog breeds that always gentle, responsive and alert to their owners.
Average life span of the Poodle is ranged in between 12 to 14 years. They are suffering from many health issues including Addison’s disease, thyroid issues, tracheal collapse, juvenile renal disease, gastric dilatation volvulus, hip dysplasia, etc.
Among those diseases Addison’s disease is a most common issue that poodle’s suffer. This is caused due to the lack of the production of glucocorticoid and or mineralocorticoid in the adrenal cortex. Proper exercise is more important to get rid of those above mentioned diseases.
Since their puppy time to adult we have to provide very healthy and appetizable foods and beverages for this Poodle dogs. According to the changing of their age we have to alter the way of supplying foods and type of foods. The quality of the foods is very important because it is very need to maintain their health.
During their puppy time milk are very important. Vaccination also very influence to maintain the health of the Poodle dogs. According to their age ranges medical recommended drugs and vaccines must have to be given.