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Poodle
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A Poodle during a dog agility competition
Photographer: Ron Armstrong


UK KC Classification Utility
Country of Origin France & Germany
Date of Origin 1500s
Height See Below
Weight See Below
Life Expectancy 11 - 17 Yrs

Main Characteristics


There are 4 different sizes of poodle; toy, miniature, medium and standard. Their heights and weights are as follows:

Height
Toy: 25 - 28 cms (10 - 11 inches)
Mi nature: 28 - 38 cms (11 - 15 inches)
Medium: 34 - 38 cms (13 - 15 inches)
Standard: 37.5 - 38.5 cms (15 inches)

Weight
Toy: 6.5 - 7.5 kgs (14 - 16.5 lbs)
Mi nature: 12 - 14 kgs (26 - 30 lbs)
Medium: 14 - 19 kgs (30 - 42 lbs)
Standard: 20.5 - 32 kgs (45 - 70 lbs)

Poodles are well balanced, elegant dogs. They have a very dense coat that can be any solid colour.

Temperament

Poodles are happy, good tempered dogs.

Suitability

If you are considering a Poodle as a pet, consider the following points:
They are suitable for urban living
They require a lot of grooming
They are suitable for hot or cold climates
They are usually ok with children
They are easy to obedience train

Interesting Facts

Poodles are also known as:
Caniche
Barbone
Pudle (old English)

Standard Poodles are also sometimes used as working gundogs.
 


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