Introduction to Poodles Dog Breed

The poodle remains one of the fascinating dogs in history. Coming second to the collie dogs as the most intelligent dog breed ever, poodles are indeed unassuming. It is safest to say poodles originated from Europe, specifically Germany, as proven by research. Poodles are the most responsive and exciting dog breed. 



Poodles come mainly in three types: the standard, the miniature, and the toy. As the name suggests, miniature and toy versions are sized-down versions of the standard poodle. Toy poodles are usually the spoilt ones. Overly pampered and in the modern day, just look cut to have a pet.  The miniature poodle is slightly bigger than the toy poodle but smaller than the standard ones. The miniature ones are almost of the same use as toys, acting as good companions, but lately, miniature doodles assist in hunting for truffles due to their incredible smell. The standard poodles have excellent swimming skills and sharp noses. Amongst the three types, the standard poodles are for far more than just companionship. 

Well, if you didn’t know, now you do. Of course, poodles aren’t just showmen. But then, even the display of their capabilities, such as standing on their heads and walking on tightropes, tells you the amount of skill these dogs possess if trained. Its alertness and sharp brain will always be one to wow any dog lover. 

Physical Features

Height: 15inches (standard)

Weight: 40 – 70 pounds

Life expectancy: 10 -18 years

Poodles have straight, fine heads and a skull that is moderately rounded. Their muzzle is long and straight, with ears hanging close to the head, slightly below eye level. Eyes are almond-shaped, dark, and far apart, and the nose of poodles are also black. Poodles have flat cheekbones as well.

The coat, a primary source of attraction, is curly and dense throughout every part of the poodle. Their legs are muscular, with the hind legs being bent. The tail is always on high, not curled, and never carried over. 



Poodles have long coats. It’s one of the reasons that make them very attractive. However, if not trimmed regularly and brushed out correctly, the coat can intertwine with each other forming little cords that end up hanging on the ground and ultimately preventing the poodle from moving properly and having discomfort. 

Poodles are one of the most popular dog breeds in the world and for a good reason. They are friendly, loving, and brilliant. They make great family pets and are perfect for those who want an intelligent and easy-to-manage dog.

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