Poodle (Standard)

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Origin

Oldest of the three Poodle breeds, the Standard is the original from which the Miniature and Toy were developed. Known in Russia and Germany since the early 16th century, the breed is related to the Portuguese Water Dog and Irish Water Spaniel. Though its first job was that of a retriever of waterfowl, the versatile Poodle was used in France to scent out truffles, a mushroom-like delicacy. In time, the breed’s sense of fun and high trainability made it popular as a circus dog and by the end of the 18th century, it was said every travelling circus had a performing Poodle act.

Temperament

Endowed with extreme versatility, the intelligent and quick-to-please Poodle makes an excellent companion.

Activity Level

The Standard Poodle possesses a proud carriage, dignified air and great joie de vivre. Several people have taken the breed back to its roots and used it as a water retriever, competing in trials. The breed needs lots of exercise and is better suited to a house than a highrise.

Height/Weight

The Standard Poodle must be over 15 in (38 cm) in height; however, most average 22-26 in (56-66 cm).

Coat

The non-shedding coat is dense, harsh and frizzy or curly.

Colour

The coat may be any solid colour.

Grooming

One of the most extensively groomed breeds, Poodles require a skilled hand to clip and scissor the coat into one of the accepted trims. Regular brushing and combing is an absolute must.

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