Standard Poodle.

poodle adult and puppy

Other Names:

Poodle or Pudelhund Caniche.
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Price Range:

$700 – $1,200 (average), $2,500 – 5,000 (high-end)

Size:

Medium

Dog Group:

Non-sporting

Coat Length:

Long

Energy:

High

Kid Friendly:

High

Life Expectancy:

10-18 Years

Poodles are available in these colours:

Characteristics & Tendencies of a Poodle:

TENDENCY TO DIG10%

10%

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LOW

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MEDIUM

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HIGH

SNORING10%

10%

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LOW

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MEDIUM

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HIGH

DROOLING10%

10%

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LOW

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MEDIUM

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HIGH

EXERCISE NEEDS53%

53%

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LOW

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MEDIUM

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HIGH

GROOMING NEEDS93%

93%

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LOW

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MEDIUM

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HIGH

BARKING53%

53%

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LOW

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MEDIUM

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HIGH

APARTMENT FRIENDLY

HYPOALLERGENIC

About the Standard Poodle

Noble, elegant and proud. The Standard Poodle has a history of being spectacular show dogs, and were also used as retriever or gun dogs since the 1990’s in Germany. Standard Poodles are the oldest of the three poodle sizes, and belong to the utility dog group. They are also known to be one of the brightest and most attentive dog breeds out there. Nowadays, they have found a place as arm-candy for many celebs worldwide!

This breed is fun-loving, friendly and quite energetic. They need lots of love and companionship, and may even suffer from separation anxiety and loneliness if they are left alone for too long. Despite their high maintenance grooming needs, requiring frequent clipping and exercise, Standard Poodles can provide endless amounts of love and attention in return. If you are looking for a breed that is playful, sociable yet also easy to train, the Standard Poodle is the breed for you!

FEEDING

How much do Standard Poodles eat?

1.5 cups of food a day

TEMPERAMENT

Are they kid-friendly?

A good choice for a family with many children

EXERCISE

How much exercise?

40 minutes of daily exercise

LIVING

Do they need a lot of space?

They are active and need a lot of space

Top health issues

What are the most common health issues for Standard Poodles?

  • Epilepsy
  • Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus
  • Skin Allergies

IN DETAIL

Common Standard Poodle diseases & conditions, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment in detail:

Cost

How much does a Standard Poodle cost?

The initial purchase price for a Standard Poodle in Australia is usually from $700 to $1,200. Depending on where you get your Poodle from you could pay up to $5,000, on the high end, from particular breeders.

Feeding

How much does a Standard Poodle eat?

Around 1.5 cups of food a day. The Standard Poodle has a varied serving size of food depending on the types of food, age, activity level, individual metabolism and overall health status of the dog. Compared to puppies, adult Standard Poodles need a lesser calorie intake that ranges to 70 to 90 calories per kilogram as they typically have a slower metabolism. Feeding your Standard Poodle with commercial food needs to follow the suggested feeding guidelines and with homemade food roughly needs guidelines of serving sizes per ounce of food.

Large, deep chested dogs should be fed carefully to avoid bloat. Two meals per day is safer than one large meal.

Shedding

How often does the fur on a poodle fall off?

Rarely, compared to other dog breeds. Poodles have hair as opposed to fur, which means it consistently grows instead of falling out like fur. The Standard Poodle sheds little to no hair, approximately only once every few weeks.

Grooming

Are Standard Poodles high maintanence?

Yes, the Standard Poodle needs its nails trimmed every couple of weeks. It is also good dental hygiene practice to brush your dog’s teeth at least two to three times a week. Be sure to check your dog’s ears, as breeds with drop ears are more likely to get ear infections. It should also be noted that there will be generally be regular grooming expenditure every 6 weeks. Standard Poodles are quite high maintenance dogs as they require regular grooming to keep their curly coat short and free of mats.

Exercise

How much exercise does a Standard Poodle need?

The Standard Poodle, like almost all other dogs, requires daily exercise. It is recommended to establish a routine that includes walks and fun activities like games to keep your pooch mentally and physically stimulated. Standard Poodles will generally need about 40 to 60 minutes of exercise a day. Most Standard Poodles love to swim, so do take care when near water to ensure their safety.

Vet Visits

How often should a Standard Poodle visit the vet?

Unfortunately, inbreeding is extremely high in this dog breed, which has led to a range of health problems being embedded in their gene pool. Standard Poodles are generally most prone to eye disease, skin diseases, digestive diseases and more.

Veterinary care is essential to a dog’s health and wellbeing, however the frequency of treatment and checkups will depend on the dog. Scheduled six-monthly health check visits with your vet are important to ensure your Standard Poodle is healthy and happy throughout all life stages. In these annual visits, your vet will complete a physical examination, take your dog’s temperature and check his heartbeat, among other things. Routine maintenance for your dog gives you a chance to track your dog’s growth and development and discuss any concerns with your vet, and forms a key part of preventative care.

Family Suitability

Are Standard Poodle kid-friendly and sociable with humans?

Standard Poodles are a good choice for a family with many children, as well as couples and singles. A Standard Poodle is patient enough to tolerate a baby, and learn to be gentle when around them. As long as their interactions are supervised, they will learn to respect toddlers and small chldren. For a more elderly owner, an older, more mature Standard Poodle may be more suited as they are well-trained and less boisterous than a puppy. At the same time, it should be noted that Standard Poodles are incredibly sensitive to stress, so will not react well if people in their home are experiencing family problems. They are peaceful dogs which are more suited to a peaceful, harmonious home. At the same time, they also make great guard dogs.

Trainability

Are Standard Poodles difficult to train?

The Standard Poodle will require training to avoid developing bad, undesirable habits. Due to its history in the field of performance as show dogs, appearing in circus and street acts for centuries, this breed is an eager-to-please dog. Standard Poodles are highly trainable dogs that typically excel in obedience training or agility, and are known to be highly intelligent. A Standard Poodle that is well-trained and not spoilt will prove a great companion animal.

Compatibility with other pets

Do Standard Poodles get along with other dogs or cats?

Yes, standard Poodles will do well in multi-pet families, especially if raised with the other pets. Getting along with other pets and small children is not a problem for the poodle.

Need for company

How often do they need to be around humans?

Standard Poodles may appear standoffish in nature, so it is necessary to provide them with enough exposure to people and unusual sights and sounds from puppyhood. They are generally high-spirited dogs, and enjoy being involved in all family matters. The breed tends to develop separation anxiety also, meaning regular and quality human contact is essential.

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