Poodle (Standard)

About the Breed

The Poodle (Standard) is an iconic, intelligent and loyal canine companion that has been popular for centuries. They are known for their curly coat, graceful gait, and enthusiastic personalities. Standard Poodles come in a variety of sizes and colors, making them an ideal breed for many households. This article will discuss the temperaments of the Standard Poodle, who the breed is best suited to, its history, healthy weight range and important health checks for this breed. Temperament The Standard Poodle is renowned for its intelligence and willingness to please. They are highly trainable and respond well to positive reinforcement based training methods. Their lively personalities make them excellent companions who are eager to take part in activities such as agility or obedience trials where they can showcase their natural skillset. These dogs need regular mental stimulation to keep boredom at bay; without it they can become destructive or bark excessively when bored. Ideal Owners The Standard Poodle is a great option for first-time dog owners due to their people-pleasing nature and intelligence; however they do require patience during training as they can be quite stubborn if not approached in the right way. The breed's size means that they need plenty of space indoors or outdoors which may not be suitable for those with limited living area such as apartment dwellers or those with small yards. They also have high exercise needs which must be taken into account when considering owning one of these beautiful dogs. History The origins of the Standard Poodle date back centuries; although often mistaken as a French breed it was actually developed in Germany as a water retriever used by duck hunters on marshy terrain. It wasn't until later on that they gained recognition in France where their popularity skyrocketed thanks to their elegant appearance and excellent track record in competitions such as agility trials or circuses due to its ability to learn tricks easily with proper training methods. Healthy Weight Range The healthy weight range for an adult Standard Poodle varies depending on its sex but generally lies between 30-45 lbs (13-20 kg). Overweight poodles should always consult with a veterinarian regarding an appropriate diet plan suitable for their individual needs whilst taking into consideration factors such as age and activity level etc.. It's important that these dogs stay within their recommended weight range so that any joint problems associated with being overweight can be avoided throughout their lifetime. Important Health Checks Standard poodles are susceptible to certain health conditions due some intentional breeding practices down the years; hip dysplasia is one example which affects large breeds like the standard poodle more commonly than others so this should always be checked by your veterinarian prior to purchasing one of these beautiful dogs if possible! Additionally other tests such as eye exams should also be conducted regularly throughout your pet's life span so any potential issues can be identified early on before further complications arise from them going unchecked over time

Healthy weight:

45-70 pounds

Recommended Food

Large breed dog food such as Royal Canin Golden Retriever or Hills Science Diet

Breed Colors

  • Apricot
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Caf Au Lait
  • Cream
  • Gray
  • Silver
  • White

Ideal for owners that

  • Patient
  • Responsible
  • Loving
  • Dedicated
  • Consistent
  • Active
  • Attentive

Health Considerations

  • Hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Epilepsy
  • Eye diseases
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Addison's disease
  • Bloat
  • Patellar luxation

This breed may be cute, but these are some of their common health issues to be aware of.

Temperment & Skills


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