|Date of Birth||
2560 Sunrise Highway
The Poodle has been illustrated in 15th century artwork throughout Western Europe, yet we have no proof where this breed originated. Both France and Germany have staked a claim to origin, as has Denmark. The Germans used this breed as a hunting dog to retrieve waterfowl, as well as to locate truffles in the forests. The French used this breed both as a hunting dog, as well as a circus performer. Today, our companion Poodles still work with us to retrieve waterfowl, but also as agility dogs, competition obedience, conformation, tracking and even herding.
The Poodle is an athletic breed with a curly or corded coat. Because they don’t have a double coat like so many other breeds, the poodle has hair rather than fur. The coat comes in colors of black, blue, cream, apricot, red, silver, gray, brown or parti color.
There are several sizes of Poodles:
Standard: 15” or more,
Miniature: 11-15” at the shoulders
Teacup: 9” or less
The Poodle has a life expectancy of 12- 15 years and is prone to hip dysplasia, epilepsy, gastric torsion, heart disease, diabetes, ear infections, skin issues, cataracts and other eye issues.
The Poodle is alert, high-spirited, enthusiastic, happy-go-lucky, and friendly with people. They need to be with people and can be destructive when isolated. They are highly intelligent and happy to learn. Very high energy and will need a daily outlet for physical exercise as well as mental stimulation. Give your Poodle gentle yet consistent guidance to demonstrate that you are a capable leader, or this breed will feel the need to provide their own leadership if you don’t do so and that can result in other behavior issues.
Very high energy and will need plenty daily outdoor running or jogging, swimming and retrieving. Provide plenty of mental stimulation or this breed can be destructive when bored.
|Grooming Requirements:||Requires regular brushing; professionally groom and clip every 6-8 weeks (coat does not shed so must be clipped)|
|Coat:||Medium, curly dense coat|
|Apartment Living:||Good for apartment living because they will be calm indoors. However, this is a high-energy breed|
|Lap Dog:||Yes, however, the Standard Poodle is not a lap dog|
|Good With Children:||Good with all children|
|Good With Other Pets:||Good with other pets when well socialized at an early age|