Personality: Proud, active and very smart.
Energy Level: Very Active; Poodles are enthusiastic walkers, runners, and swimmers. They're eager for all kinds of activity, and they enjoy keeping busy.
Good with Children: Yes
Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
Shedding: Infrequent, Hypoallergenic
Trainability: Eager To Please
Height: over 15 inches (standard)
Weight: 60-70 pounds (male standard), 40-50 pounds (female standard)
Life Expectancy: 10-18 years
Barking Level: Barks When Necessary
1) The poodle is known for superior intelligence and exceptional learning ability.
2) Poodles possess a wonderful swimming ability, their coat is adapted to water.
3) The poodle achieved great popularity in France and was known worldwide as a "trick dog." They were court favorites during the reign of Louis XVI and Queen Anne.
4) Grover Cleveland owned a poodle (although some reports say it was a Pekingese).
There’s the old stereotype of Poodles as a foofy velvet-pillow dogs looking down their long noses at us. Not true. Poodles are eager-to-please, highly trainable “real dogs.” They like to work closely with their humans and can master all kinds of tricks and dog sports. The Standard, with his greater size and strength, is the best athlete of the Poodle family, but all Poodles can be trained with great success. Standards tends to be more outgoing.
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