The Standard Poodle is a friendly pet who has squarely built body. Here is your informative A-list of Standard Poodle. Standard Poodle is also known as Pudle or Caniche. This dog breed is originated in Germany since 15th century. There are three sizes of Poodle, which are the standard, miniature and toy. The Standard Poodle is the oldest breed. The dog name “Poodle” is most probably comes from German word “Pudel”; it means “one who plays in water”. The Standard Poodle was used to be water dog or gun dog. Miniature Poodle and toy Poodle become popular with royal people in 18th century. This dog breed plays multiple roles, such as watch dog, waterfowl retriever, gun dog and performs tricks. Today, Standard Poodle is also become show dog as Pomeranian.
Facts about Standard Poodle
- Temperament – The Standard Poodle is graceful, highly intelligent, energetic, lively and friendly. They born with athletic characteristic, they are friendly to everyone, including stranger. The Standard Poodles are eager to please their owner; they are people-oriented dog. It is good to start socialization and training for Standard Poodle puppies, let them get used to people, new environment and sound. Early socialization will help Standard Poodle puppy gain more confidence. The Standard Poodles are one of the smartest breed, they can pick up training easily. They can be good watch dog because they can be train to hunt too. Do not leave them alone for long period as Standard Poodle can get bored easily. The Standard Poodle is calmer than smaller version of Poodle. The Standard Poodle has a sense of humour. This dog breed is suitable for everyone.
- Appearance – The Standard Poodle has a medium-sized body. They have muscular shoulder and deep chest with well-sprung ribs. The Standard Poodle has a moderately rounded skull and the muzzle is long and straight. They come with a pair of oval shaped eyes and long ears. Their feet are usually small and the toes are well-arched. This dog breed usually comes with curly harsh coat or corded harsh coat. The standard Poodle need to be clipped every six to eight weeks. There is several type of clip which is puppy clip, English Saddle clip, Continental clip, Lamb clip, Utility clip, Summer clip or pet clip.
Standard Poodle Breed Information
|Height||38 cm (male and female)|
|Weight||20-32 kg (male) 20-27 kg (female)|
|Colour||Red, chocolate, white, gray, black, blue and tri-color|
|Group||Non-sporting Breed Dog|
|Life Span||12 – 15 years|
|Exercise Ability||Daily walk is needed. Let them play around at fenced yard|
|Grooming Requirements||Daily brushing is needed. They require extensive grooming and professional clipping in every six to eight week time. Use mild shampoo when take bath for them. This dog breed sheds little to no hair|
|Environment||Indoor or small fenced yard|
|Recognition||CKC, FCI, ACR, DRA, UKC,AKC, ANKC, KCGB, NKC, NZKC, CCR, APRI|
Some common health issue for Standard Poodle is ear infections, skin disorders, heart disease and hip dysplasia.