Elegant. Proud. Clever. Poodles are impressive dogs, as the many best-in-show winners from this dog breed can attest. Behind the blue ribbons, impressive hairdos, and regal attitude, you’ll find an affectionate family dog with an ancient history and many talents. Poodles are regarded as one of the most intelligent breeds in the world. They’re highly trainable and well suited for just about any task you put them to–and you will want to give them tasks to do. Bored Poodles can get destructive if they aren’t physically and mentally stimulated. But active owners who can meet the Poodle’s needs will find a loving, smart, trainable, and loyal family companion. See below for complete list of Poodle characteristics!Poodle Dog Breed Pictures Poodle Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts – DogtimeInitiate Gallery Additional articles you will be interested in:AdoptionPoodle Dog NamesBringing Home Your DogTraining To Walk On-LeashHousetraining PuppiesFeeding A PuppyIndoor Activities For DogsTeaching Your Dog TricksHow To Take Pictures Of Your Dog

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Key Vitals of Poodle Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Poodle Dog Companion Dogs From 1 foot, 10 inches tall at the shoulder 45 to 70 pounds 12 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Poodle is rated 4 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Poodle has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Poodle is rated 5 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Poodle has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Poodle is rated 5 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Poodle has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Poodle is rated 4 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Poodle has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Poodle is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Poodle has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Poodle is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Poodle has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Poodle is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Poodle has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Poodle is rated 5 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Poodle has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Poodle is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Poodle has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Poodle is rated 5 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Poodle has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Poodle is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Poodle has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Poodle is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Poodle has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Poodle is rated 2 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Poodle has scored low and is not suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Poodle is rated 1 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Poodle has scored low and is not suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Poodle is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Poodle has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Poodle is rated 1 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Poodle has scored low and is not suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Poodle is rated 2 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Poodle has scored low and is not suitable in General Health. parameter.

Poodle is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Poodle has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Poodle is rated 4 out of 5 in Size.. This means Poodle has scored high and is suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Poodle is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Poodle has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Poodle is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Poodle has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Poodle is rated 5 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Poodle has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Poodle is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Poodle has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Poodle is rated 2 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Poodle has scored low and is not suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Poodle is rated 2 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Poodle has scored low and is not suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Poodle is rated 3 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Poodle has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Poodle is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Poodle has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Poodle is rated 4 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Poodle has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Poodle is rated 3 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Poodle has scored high and is suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Poodle is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Poodle has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Poodle is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Poodle has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Companion Dogs

Height

From 1 foot, 10 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

45 to 70 pounds

Life Span

12 to 15 years

Highlights

If you spoil your Poodle and don’t train him, he’s likely to conclude that he’s the alpha dog of the family. This is especially common among the smaller varieties — Miniature and Toy Poodles — who are more likely to be coddled and untrained. Teach your dog good canine manners, and then insist that he use them; it shows him that you’re the leader of the pack.Because of their intelligence and playful nature, obedience training is essential to keep your Poodle’s mind active. A Poodle who is thinking and learning isn’t bored, and therefore won’t find destructive ways to occupy himself.The Poodle coat needs a lot of upkeep to stay beautiful and healthy. Most Poodle owners take their dogs to a professional groomer every three to six weeks. If you want to save money on grooming expenses, you can learn to do it yourself, but it takes time and effort.Poodles have weepy eyes that can stain the surrounding hair. To cut down on stains, gently wipe down the face daily with an alcohol-free pet wipe or washcloth dipped in warm water.To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies, and that they have sound temperaments.