Beautiful, sophisticated, and intelligent, the Poodle stands out in the crowd.
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
Breed Group: Companion Dogs
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.
Poodle profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
Drooling potential
Friendly toward strangers
Heat tolerance
Need for exercise
Predatory tendencies
Affectionate with family
Compatible with kids
Good for novice owners