- Full Name
- Alternate Names
- Barbone, Caniche
- Your PupScore
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- Life Span
- 14 - 18 years
- 40 - 55 pounds
Poodles are unique in that they come in 3 size variations that vary greatly- from a medium-sized dog in the Standard Poodle (all the way up to 70 pounds) all the way down to the toy/teacup poodle which can be a mere 5 pounds. They are proud and lovely but sometimes can get jealous of their family. But, you should know that you will have a brilliant, obedient, and playful pet if you decide to buy one of these breeds. The poodle has the reputation as the "princess" of dog breeds, but in reality, they are one of the most versatile dogs. Also, they live a long life and are hypoallergenic, and do not shed very much at all. Officially Poodles live around 13 years, but we had a poodle live until she was 18 years old.
- Bred For
- Retrieving through water
- Family Considerations
- Overall Ease of Breed
- Home and Environment Considerations
- Physical Characteristics
Is the Poodle good with children?
Is the Poodle friendly with strangers?
Is the Poodle friendly with other dogs?
Does the Poodle like to cuddle?
Does the Poodle like to play?
Does the Poodle make a good service dog?
Is the Poodle good for first-time owners?
How well can the Poodle be trained?
Does the Poodle shed a lot?
Is the Poodle easy to groom?
Does the Poodle need a lot of exercise?
How smart is the Poodle?
How much does the Poodle bark? Does the Poodle bark too much?
Is the Poodle a good guard dog?
Is the Poodle good at staying alone? Is the Poodle independent?
Is the Poodle a good apartment dog?
How big is the Poodle?
How much does the Poodle tolerate hot weather? When is it too hot for a Poodle?
How much does the Poodle tolerate cold weather? When is it too cold for a Poodle?
Does the Poodle try to run away?
Is the Poodle a healthy dog? The health of a Poodle should be measured not just by how many years they live, but also by how many health issues they've had. It is important to know which health conditions your breed is prone to- hip problems, eye problems, bloating, and arthritis are all common dog health problems.
How energetic is the Poodle?
How much does the Poodle drool?
Does the Poodle have a large prey drive? Does the Poodle like to chase birds, cats, and other small animals?
Is the Poodle atheltic?
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