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

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.

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[usrlist “Good for new owners:5” “Playfulness:5” “Potential for weight gain:4” “Predatory tendencies:4” “Tendency to bark or howl:4” “Need for exercise:4” “Energy Level:4” “Friendly toward strangers:4” “Compatible with kids:4” “Dog friendly:4” “General health:2” “Wanderlust:2” “Drooling potential:1” “Ease at being home alone:1” ]