Beautiful, sophisticated, and intelligent, the Poodle stands out in the crowd.

Vital Stats

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

Summary
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.

Full Poodle profile on DogTime.com

Good for new owners:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
General health:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Wanderlust:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)