Poodle (Standard)

KC Pedigree, Large

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

The Poodle's origins are disputed as some believe it came from France and others from Germany. The name 'Pudel' in German is derived from 'puddeln', meaning 'to splash' and traditionally the breed retrieved wildfowl from water.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Anyone looking for a very clever dog. The Poodle ranks second most intelligent dog breed in the world.

Not the best for ...

Someone who is not going to challenge this clever dog's brain. If you don't keep a Poodle's mind busy, you could be in trouble!

Aliases

Standard Poodle

Cross between

None

Origin

France

Size

Large
Large - but would still fit in a small car

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Professional
Professional help needed. Curly, keeps growing and needs cutting.

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

12 years

Good first dog?

Maybe

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