The Poodle is a group of formal dog breeds, the Standard Poodle , Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle. Originally bred in Germany as a type of water dog, the breed was standardized in France, where it became established as its national breed. The poodle is skillful in many dog sports, including agility, obedience, tracking, and even herding.
Poodles are known as a highly intelligent, energetic, and sociable breed. They require both physical and intellectual activities. Of note is this breed’s keen sense for instinctive behavior. Standard Poodles are the most highly recommended for families with children. They have a kindly demeanor and a love of playing games; as with all dogs and babies, introductions should be gradual, though most standards will tolerate a baby and learn to be gentle and will respect toddlers so long as the child is supervised. They are likely to bite out of fear and thus are better suited to homes with teenagers or older children, and dislike being left alone or left out of the family fun and some get anxious at being left in the house alone.
Poodles are highly trainable dogs that typically excel in obedience training. A Poodle will do well at many dog sports, including dog agility, flyball, and many other sports. Also, it follows its owners on hiking trips or any trip involving swimming, as long as the dog is accustomed to water and swimming.
38 cm / Between 30 to 34 kg.
Coarse and woolly to soft and wavy, consisting in a single layer coat (no undercoat is present) composed of dense, curly fur that sheds minimally.
Wide variety of coloring, including white, black, brown, parti, silver, gray, silver beige, apricot, red, cream, sable, and patterns such as phantom and brindle .
(Source: Wikipédia & The Ultimate Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care by Dr Peter Larkin & Mike Stockman, August 2015)