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Poodles

Also referred to as Barbone or Caniche

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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Poodle

All About Poodles

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Average Height & Weight

The Poodle is considered a LARGE dog based on the average height and weight.

 

Males – Height: 15 to 21 inches.

Weight: 45 to 65 pounds.

Females – Height: 15 to 21 inches.

Weight: 45 to 65 pounds.

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Poodle

 

Typical Coloring

Poodles are commonly blue, gray, silver, brown, apricot and cream.

 

 

 

Temperament

Don’t be deceived by their beautiful, delicate appearance; Poodles have brains, too, and are among the smartest dog breeds. That makes them very obedient dogs that learn new things quickly. They are very playful but can be reserved around strangers.

 

 

 

Activity Level

The Poodle breed is considered a very high-energy one. They require daily exercise, such as a brisk walk, and they love to run and swim. They are also great retrievers.

 

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Breed Characteristics

 

 

Age Expectancy

10 to 13 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concerns for Poodles include sebaceous adenitis, gastric torsion and Addison’s disease. Canine hip dysplasia, distichiasis, entropion, cataracts and epilepsy are less common but still occur within the breed, while patent ductus arteriosis is seen occasionally.

 

 

 

Ideal Climates for this Breed

Poodles have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.

 

 

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Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Poodles are a very friendly breed, and that makes them a popular family pet. They are excellent with children and very good with both other dogs and other household pets.

 

 

 

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