Temperament: Black, White, Apricot, Cream, Sable, Black & White, Blue, Silver, Grey, Brown, Red
Toy Poodle: 24 – 28 cm
Miniature Poodle: 28 – 35 cm
Standard Poodle: 45 – 60 cm
Medium Poodle: 35 – 45 cm
Weight of Poodle (avg)
Toy Poodle 6 to 9 pounds
Miniature Poodle 15 to 17 pounds
Standard Poodle (males weigh 45 to 70 pounds and females weigh 45 to 60 pounds)
Coat Colors: Black, White, Apricot, Cream, Sable, Black & White, Blue, Silver, Grey, Brown, Red
Sub Species/ Types of Poodles:
Cross Breeds of Poodle. Poodles are crossed with other breeds for various reasons, and the resulting puppies (called designer dogs) are such as:
Cockapoo or spoodle (Cocker Spaniel)
Goldendoodle (Golden Retriever)
Cavoodle (Cavalier King Charles)
Bernedoodle (Bernese Mountain Dog) and many others
Litter Size of Poodle (Avg)
Standard – 7 puppies
Medium – 4 puppies
Miniature – 3 puppies
Toy – 2-3 puppies
Cost of Poodle: from $2,400 upwards to $5,500 or even more for a Standard Poodle with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Standard Poodles sold is $1,000
Popularity of Poodle
AKC Breed Popularity – 7 of 193
Breed Overview/ Breed Profile – Poodle
Poodles are a group of formal dog breeds, the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle. The origin of the breed is still discussed, with a prominent dispute over whether the poodle descends from Germany as a type of water dog, or from the French Barbet
Barking. They’re very observant. Even Poodles who love everyone will bark when they see or hear something unusual. In fact, they're often too quick to sound the alarm at every new sight and sound
Poodles are retrievers or “gun dogs,” and are still used by hunters in that role. Their coat is moisture-resistant, which helps their swimming
Poodle does very well with children
Tendency to Bark: High
Poodle Breed History
The poodle has been bred in at least three sizes, including Standard, Miniature, and Toy or teacup. According to the American Kennel Club, the Standard Poodle is the oldest of the three varieties, and was later bred down to the miniature and toy sizes.
Despite the Standard Poodle’s claim on being the older, as a breed, than the other varieties, there is evidence that shows the smaller varieties developed a short time after the breed became what we would recognized today. The smallest, or Toy variety, was developed in England in the 18th century.
It’s this much smaller toy and teacup version of the standard poodle became the favorite lapdogs for centuries. Dispute their “miniaturization” the smaller poodles they exhibit the same general characteristics of the larger variety.
It was the popularity of the “Poodle clip,” accentuated in France that led to a concerted effort by poodle fanciers and breeders to perfect the smaller varieties of miniature and toy
Poodle Daily Feed Requirements
Determine how much dog food you should feed your miniature poodle on a daily basis. This will depend on how much your dog weighs and how active he is. Since miniature poodles generally weigh anywhere between 15 to 17 pounds, you should feed your dog about 1 cup of food a day (a little less if he is less active)
To care for a poodle, feed it a diet that's high in protein and calcium, and make sure it has access to fresh, clean water at all times. You should also brush your poodle's fur once a week so it doesn't get matted
Poodle Diseases, Diagnostic, and Treatment
Most common Poodle affliction is Addison’s disease, a genetic condition in which the adrenal glands do not produce a necessary hormone. Generalized symptoms such as lethargy and gastric problems can make diagnosis difficult. Most dogs can be treated with medication.
Gastric torsion, or twisting of the stomach, is also common in the Poodle. The condition can cause intense pain, and immediate veterinary care, with possible surgical intervention, is needed.
Certain types of grains found in inexpensive dog foods can lead to bouts of torsion.
Another problem among Poodles are thyroid issues, both hyperthyroid and hypothyroid. These conditions can be managed medicinally
As the Poodle is prone to the sometimes dangerous condition, gastric torsion, it needs a high quality food without grain fillers.
Corn and soy, which are often found in low quality dog foods, can trigger bouts of this condition. The high activity levels of this breed also require the dog receive a well balanced food with plenty of protein, carbohydrates, and nutrients to keep the dog healthy and lively.