Poodles Care and Temperament Guide

Poodles are a breed of water dog, also known as Pudels in Germany and Caniche in France. The Standard Poodle, Medium Poodle, Miniature Poodle, and Toy Poodle are the four sizes under which the breed is divided; the Medium Poodle variant, however, is not widely recognised. Although it is sometimes said to be from France, the poodle most likely originated in Germany. Wildfowl hunters first utilized the Standard Poodle to get wildlife out of the water. The smaller variants of the species were developed from the original in France, where they were originally frequently utilized as circus performers but have now become well-liked companion animals.

Poodles

Life span: 12 – 15 years
Origin: France, Germany.
Height: Toy Poodle: 24 – 28 cm, Miniature Poodle: 28 – 35 cm, Standard Poodle: 45 – 60 cm, and Medium Poodle: 35 – 45 cm.
Temperament: Intelligent, Instinctual, Alert, Faithful, Active, and Trainable.
Colors: Black, Gray, White, Brown, Apricot, Cream, Red, Sable, Black & White, Blue, and Silver.


Highlights
  • Your poodle may come to believe that he is the dominant dog in the household if you spoil him and don't teach him. The Miniature and Toy Poodle breeds, which are smaller and more likely to be spoiled and untrained, are particularly prone to this. Teach your dog proper canine behaviour, and then demand that he follows it.
  • Poodles have teary eyes that can stain the surrounding hair. Use an alcohol-free pet wipe or a towel bathed in warm water to gently wipe off the face each day to reduce stains.
  • The majority of poodle owners groom their pets professionally every three to six weeks. Although it takes time and effort, learning to groom yourself can help you save money on grooming costs.
  • Obedience training is essential for keeping Poodles' minds active since they are smart and engaging. Being engaged in thought and learning prevents boredom, which prevents poodles from engaging in destructive behaviour.

Temperament

Poodle

Poodles are regarded as a breed that is extremely clever, active, and friendly. They were second among 110 breeds in Stanley Corey's 1994 research on intellect. Due to their high energy level, they require ongoing mental and physical training. It is thought that the breed suffers greatly from sharpness or shyness. Poodles tend to be protective of their families and get along well with kids, but they are neither a territorial breed nor particularly violent, making them unsuitable as guard dogs.


Health Concerns

Poodles Babies

Over 50 serious health conditions affecting Standard Poodles are listed in the Poodle Health Registry. There are no specific health issues with the Poodle breed, making it a generally healthy breed. But because of inbreeding, they have a lot of inherited illnesses. According to research, the offspring of two standard poodles are roughly as closely related as the puppies of two full-sibling village dogs. Sebaceous adenitis, a skin condition with an estimated frequency of 2.7%, and Addison's disease, an endocrine system illness, are two of the most prevalent hereditary poodle disorders.


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Care

Poodle Care

Poodles may live well in any type of home, from apartments to mansions, as long as they get regular exercise and lots of human interaction. Particularly the smaller Toy and Miniature Poodles, which have no issue letting them out in the house, like to live indoors with the family. This quick-learner breed is clever, but owners should use caution: If you're new to dog ownership, consider enrolling in an obedience class with an experienced trainer because it's just as simple to unintentionally teach your Poodle harmful behaviours as it is to teach him good ones. That also applies to toy and miniature poodles. Many little dog owners neglect training, which results in a poorly behaved dog.


Grooming

Cute Poodle

Poodles don't shed, making them an ideal breed for people with allergies. A Poodle may often be kept by allergic persons without causing any problems. Poodles require a lot of upkeep. Every three to six weeks, or even more frequently in some cases, he has to be groomed to maintain the health of his coat. If you're considering buying a Poodle, consider the cost of grooming and upkeep. Although it takes time and effort, learning to groom yourself can help you save money on grooming costs.

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