Dog Breed profiles
Poodle (Standard) Breed Profile
Poodle (Standard) fact file
KC Group: utility
Good with children?: yes recommended
Exercise requirement: moderate
Good guard dogs?: possibly
Moulting level: low
Jogging partner: yes
Initially bred as a gundog, the Poodle has now found itself as the dog of choice for those seeking to inject a little glamour into their life. A Poodle is usually recognisable by the elegant cut of their coat, making them something of an aristocrat amongst dogs. They are graceful in movement and highly intelligent dogs.
Poodle (Standard) Character
The Poodle is exceptionally obedient and keen to learn, their intelligence means they pick up even difficult tasks with relative ease. They are wonderful with children and love being involved with the family, although they don't enjoy too much rough and tumble.
Poodle (Standard) Size
According to the Breed Standard, a Standard Poodle should measure over 38cm.
Poodle (Standard) Health
A generally healthy breed although some lines are susceptible to epilepsy and cataracts
Poodle (Standard) Special Care
Beyond regular grooming and paying close attention to the areas around the eyes and ears little special care is required for this breed.
Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.