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Poodle
Beautiful, sophisticated, and intelligent, the Poodle stands out in the crowd.
Height: Toy, up to 10 inches at shoulder; Miniatures, 11 to 15 inches at shoulder; Standards, about 22 inches at shoulder
Weight: Toys, 6 to 9 pounds; Miniatures, 15 to 17 pounds; Standards, 45 to 70 pounds
Coat: dense and curly
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Breed Group: Companion Dogs
Elegant. Proud. Clever. Poodles are impressive dogs, as the many best-in-show winners from this 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.
Poodle profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
  
  
  
  
  
Drooling potential
  
  
  
  
  
Friendly toward strangers
  
  
  
  
  
Heat tolerance
  
  
  
  
  
Need for exercise
  
  
  
  
  
Playfulness
  
  
  
  
  
Predatory tendencies
  
  
  
  
  
Vigor
  
  
  
  
  
Wanderlust
  
  
  
  
  
Mouthiness
  
  
  
  
  
Sensitivity
  
  
  
  
  
Affectionate with family
  
  
  
  
  
Compatible with kids
  
  
  
  
  
Good for novice owners