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  • April 12, 2018
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Brains, beauty and versatility – Poodles have it all.

If you’ve ever loved a Poodle, you already know why they’re the best dog breed for a wide variety of lifestyles. If you haven’t, you’ll soon realize why your next dog should be covered in curls.

1. Poodles are waterbugs.

The traditional Poodle clip, with bald legs and pom-poms of hair on the ankles, head and body may look ridiculous to some, but it was designed with purpose. The poms keep the dog’s joints warm when they’re swimming in cold water, while the shaved portions keep them from getting weighed down so they can glide through the water.

Poodles are great dogs to take to the beach, lake or creek. They love playing fetch in the water, or splashing around with you and your family.

2. They can be styled to suit their personality.

Since most Poodles do not spend most of their days at the docks, they can be styled in many different ways.

The traditional pom-pom look is called a Continental Clip. Medium length with a pom on the tail is called Bikini Clip. Many owners choose a Puppy Clip, a soft look that’s well-suited for relaxing at home.

Some Poodles wear dreadlocks, called the Corded style, though this is a rare look.

3. Poodles come in three sizes. 

The Standard Poodle is the largest, weighing in at about 50-60 pounds. They’re 15 inches at the shoulder or taller.

The Miniature Poodle is the medium size, 11 inches at the shoulder and 15-17 pounds.

The Toy Poodle is the smallest, and most portable, small enough to fit in an in-cabin airline carrier at 9 inches at the shoulder, weighing just 6-9 pounds.

4. They (actually) don’t shed.

Many breeds are touted as non-shedding, though this is often untrue. Poodles are different. A Poodle does not have fur – they have hair. Their hair does not have an undercoat. Dogs with an undercoat are the ones that shed the most. The Poodle’s hair has a longer growth period than most dogs’ fur, so it will continue to grow for much longer before it falls out. Their coat is water resistant, and less likely to cause allergic reactions.

5. Poodles are super smart.

They’re one of the smartest dog breeds, second only to the Border Collie. Poodles learn remarkably quickly, and can learn hundreds of words in their lifetime. They learn from training, as well as by observing. Even if you’re not the best trainer, a Poodle seems to “just know” what you want them to do, as though by instinct.

6. They make great trick dogs.

Not only are they clever; they’re also willing to please. Poodles are motivated by food, toys and praise. It’s easy to teach them new skills. They can even learn complex behavior chains and elaborate doggy dance routines. The Standard Poodle’s large size makes it easier for them to be helpful around the house.

7. They are champions at literally everything.

Poodles are the highest performing dogs in almost every dog sport, from nosework to truffle-hunting to agility. The Standard variety makes a great service dog for people with disabilities. They’re also excellent therapy or emotional support dogs, and are often win awards in Conformation Shows.

8. They are photogenic.

In a short period of time after getting a Poodle, you’ll find yourself looking for a professional-quality camera. Those stunning brown eyes and long legs make them look elegant, even when they’ve just been rolling in raccoon poop. The camera loves a Poodle, and they can’t resist stopping to strike a pose.

9. Poodles love to cuddle at night.

While they’re relatively active during the day, insisting on plenty of walks, physical and mental stimulation, your Poodle will love to snuggle up to you at night. Their warm, curly coat is perfect for cold winter nights – you’ll be able to get rid of your heated blanket!

10. Poodles are a lifestyle.

You’ll quickly discover why this breed is so popular around the world. It won’t take long for your home to become overrun with adorable Poodle gifts – mugs, artwork, mousepads and more featuring your favorite dog breed. If you are looking for some poodle illustrated  household and clothing items, we have many waiting for you in our shop.

Comments

  1. Lisa Collinson
    On March 22, 2017 at 7:13 pm, Lisa Collinson said:

    POODLES ARE BEST DOGS IN THE UNIVERSE WONT LIVE A DAY WITHOUT ONE??

  2. T.S.
    On March 23, 2017 at 1:57 am, T.S. said:

    Border Collies are definitely not smarter than poodles. They’re only faster!

  3. Joyce
    On March 24, 2017 at 10:56 am, Joyce said:

    I didn’t need 10 reasons…the eyes have it!
    We soooo love our Pip? ❤️?

  4. Michelle
    On April 12, 2017 at 12:52 am, Michelle said:

    Poodles are among my top favorite breeds; haven’t had one yet, but do have hundreds of Poodle items, so I’m way ahead there! ?? I know I’d want a Standard, and am thinking about color preferences (probably cream, apricot, or red…❤️)

  5. Bonny
    On April 18, 2017 at 1:25 am, Bonny said:

    My poodle is 15yrs old now and is the best breed I have ever had!He is very smart,loyal and loves people,he is a canine good citizen,Certified therapy dog,nothing makes him more happy than visiting schools,hospitals etc.great,great dog!

  6. Jeanne bryan
    On April 18, 2017 at 1:30 am, Jeanne bryan said:

    I’ve loved my poodle for 18 yrs. She is slowing down. I have to cook for her. She snuggles up to me at night, She misses her daddy (my husband) as much as I do. Every time she comes in the house she looks for him. She goes to the chair he sat in. She doesn’t like to be left alone. I try not to be gone too long. I don’t know what I’ll do when she is gone . I’ll have to visit the Rainbow Bridge.

  7. Heyssel
    On April 18, 2017 at 10:26 am, Heyssel said:

    Had dogs all my life and I decided to go for a standard poodle now, to make a long story short all what I have to say is that now we have 2 and how on Earth did I wait so long to have one(or two)?!
    They are incredible, smart, elegant, full of personality. Simply a loving breed.

  8. Tamara
    On April 19, 2017 at 1:07 pm, Tamara said:

    Poodles are Peoples….Nothing more to say. Just glad mine doesn’t have thumbs. I would be in trouble. He seems to know my every thought. One of two things, he is either extremely smart or I have too much time on my hands. I couldn’t live a day without my Winnie and no amount of money could buy him! I’ve had many breeds. Hands down, the very best!!!!

  9. Funk
    On July 27, 2017 at 4:31 am, Funk said:

    You’ve missed a poodle size, Moyen or Klein. They’re small standards, commonly 18-30 pounds. Not a mix of standards and smaller poodles like most think, but a 4th breed. Not super common though so not a surprise you missed it.

    1. editor
      On July 29, 2017 at 4:42 am, editor said:

      That’s fascinating, thanks for sharing!

  10. Maureen
    On March 22, 2018 at 11:31 pm, Maureen said:

    In North America there are only 3 sizes…..toy, miniature and Standard. The European moyen/klein is considered to be a “standard poodle” in Canada and the U.S.A. and shown in that “variety” in conformation classes.

  11. Deb Rolland
    On March 22, 2018 at 11:56 pm, Deb Rolland said:

    There is no actual class considered Moyen or Klein, they are just smaller Standard Poodles.

  12. Olia
    On March 29, 2018 at 5:06 am, Olia said:

    Three days ago I lost my best friend ever 21 year old toy poodle Max. I can’t express enough my grief. 3 years ago his veterinarian discovered two health issues: heart murmur and chronic kidney disease. This two problems were very hard to manage. Things that help kidneys were bad for his heart, and things that help heart we’re bad for kidneys. All prognosis were very bad. Few vets told me that he would not live longer than a year, but Max proofed that all vets were wrong. He overlived everybody expectations. Max took all chances that me and life gave him. He was at emergency three times and survived. He was refusing to eat his prescription food just because he didn’t like the taste but I made him eat it by forse feeding with my fingers straight to his throat 300-400 pcs a day for over a year. At first he was biting me very hard but in a few month it looked like that he started expecting me to feed him that way. Lol . He also was taking a magical medicine pill Vetmedin for his heart murmur. The food and medicine worked so well together that his leaking valve in his heart became smaller. That’s was just amazing! Unfortunately it was very hard to improve his kidneys. They were just so old but still he lived more than double than everybody was expecting. Many vets told me that they never see a 21 Year old dog. The best part is that Max wasn’t an old dog that just sleeping all day long, in his 20s he was still functioning perfectly: running and jumping, playing with his ball, he was very active, alert and extremely smart dog. When his vision started became bad I even took him to an eye doctor to figure out if we can get him prescription glasses or contact lenses. Lol

  13. Sally
    On April 11, 2018 at 3:06 am, Sally said:

    I recently had to put my 12 yr old toy poodle Misty down. She had Cushing disease for last 3 years but we think she had stomach cancer. I could not stand seeing her suffer. She was my best friend and loved her dearly. She was so intelligent and just gave her all to me and my partner. I am getting another poodle soon a boy and a mini this time. Hard not having a dog around. Still miss you so much Misty RIP

  14. Carrie sue adams
    On May 10, 2018 at 1:04 am, Carrie sue adams said:

    My Spoodles have all stolen heart. They all have their separate ‘tats’ somewhere on my body. Each different personalities!
    I have spent my entire cosmetic surgery fund keeping them alive bloating being the main culprit . I advise ALL to look this up and be aware of the onset . It can kill them quickly…..get to a vet immediately even if u r unsure. Kisses and hugs to everyone on here ?????????????

  15. Mary
    On June 14, 2018 at 1:53 pm, Mary said:

    Poodles are better than people. 🙂 We just lost our 17 year old girl. Best dogs ever!

  16. Dog Whisperer
    On June 27, 2018 at 10:13 pm, Dog Whisperer said:

    T.S., Border collies are a little smarter but poodles are a little better! No dogs are dumb! They are equal.

  17. Lucy Uptain
    On July 3, 2018 at 4:46 am, Lucy Uptain said:

    I agree 100% to this article, but I believe poodles are smarter than Border collies. Just my opinion, but I have yet to be impressed by a BC. LOL

  18. Joelson peria
    On July 22, 2018 at 4:49 am, Joelson peria said:

    I have my first poodles just now!
    I dont know how to handle from morning till night.
    Pls. Help me to do the right thing to them.TIA

  19. Brina Doris Black
    On August 21, 2018 at 12:08 am, Brina Doris Black said:

    Teddy is 3.5 years young. Miniature toy poodle at 8.5 lbs.
    He is the cutest, sweetest, smartest little man you could ever meet. He is a total people magnet wherever we go.
    Having never had a pup before, Teddy has enriched my daily life, nothing better. Thank you dear Teddy. Every lady should have the opportunity to love one ❤️

  20. Avinash
    On October 6, 2018 at 3:11 pm, Avinash said:

    Louie was a bully when I first met him. A pup that jump and bullied all the other pups around him. It was love at first sight. I grab him and said this one. I could not put him down ever since. Everytime I see him I just grab him…leaving him for work is the hardest thing I do everyday. Getting back from work and seeing him makes my day. It’s insane to imagine a day without him now.

  21. Leah
    On January 18, 2019 at 12:21 am, Leah said:

    It is my first time to own a dog…and I got a poodle! It is recommended to me by my boss who owns a lot of dogs. My poodle is a miniature poodle…very cute! She looks like a stuffed toy. She’s very active and playful. She brightens my day always!

  22. Chelsea De Castro
    On March 5, 2019 at 8:58 pm, Chelsea De Castro said:

    They are the best! My dad gave me a poodle for my 18th birthday. At first i was kinda scared cuz it’s my first dog and i don’g know how to train them! But they are so easy to potty train them. After i feed him i’ll just put him out right away and he does what he needs to do. And at night he’ll lick my face if he needs to go out! He’s so smart. I already trained him to sit, stand, stay, and roll over in 6 months? best dog

  23. Tim Furches
    On June 14, 2019 at 7:23 pm, Tim Furches said:

    We would like to purchase a female toy baby poodle ASAP

  24. Shy'Ron Howard
    On June 20, 2019 at 7:24 pm, Shy'Ron Howard said:

    First time dog and poodle owner, couldn’t imagine being without mine. All black mini poodle, about 15 pounds and hes five years old. i got him as a rescue dog and it was the best decision I’ve made. His name is Pi’erre. He’s smart, funny and loyal like his daddy (Me). i want another one eventually, maybe a girl this time around. Poodles are better than people, hands down and they talk less HA!

  25. NeoCleo
    On July 24, 2019 at 7:11 pm, NeoCleo said:

    I’ve owned quite a few dogs of different and mixed breeds over my 62 years. They have all been wonderful companions, but Poodles are my favorite. I own a black miniature and a white toy. They are so smart they really keep me on my toes. I can’t imagine life without “my boys.”

  26. Terri jo
    On September 4, 2019 at 9:21 pm, Terri jo said:

    Just purchased my first female standard poodle. Her coat is deep black. I named her Shadow noire dancer. Looking forward to years of joy with her.

  27. Raya Arnona
    On September 27, 2019 at 6:42 am, Raya Arnona said:

    My daughter got.me a toy poodle..Tedd..he is beyond smart…after readi

  28. Bruno Smith
    On October 17, 2019 at 6:09 am, Bruno Smith said:

    Thanks for sharing the information about poodle I also have written few post about at my Chewdup Blog.It will help those who want to know more about poodle.

  29. Daniel McGuire
    On October 17, 2019 at 9:43 pm, Daniel McGuire said:

    I have a 3 1/2 year old red standard poodle named Royce and he has changed my entire life. I love him so much. He is very handsome and seems to know it because he doesn’t just walk, he prances and holds his head up high. Kids love him. In fact, everyone loves him. He says hello to everyone we meet out on our walks. It’s funny how he brings out the best in people too, even people who are having a bad day smile warmly when he approaches them. I highly recommend adding a standard poodle to your family.

  30. Bobbi Rathmell
    On October 31, 2019 at 2:03 am, Bobbi Rathmell said:

    Just got my first toy poodle. His is very timid and shy. I hope he gets used to me. I don’t have many friends so I hope he loves me as much as I already love him. He’s only 4 months old

  31. Margo
    On November 1, 2019 at 1:46 pm, Margo said:

    I got my first dog, a mini poodle four years and he has brought so much love into our family. They are the best so full of life but love to snuggle when watching TV at night.

  32. Barbara Humphrey
    On November 9, 2019 at 7:23 pm, Barbara Humphrey said:

    @Bobbi Rathmell, I have 2 toy poodles and they mean the world to me. Sasha and Sparkie are the best dogs I have. I wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world. I wish I was home all the time with them. They understand my every move. So yes your little guy will come to love you even more than you love him. Poodles are the best dogs in the world. I just don’t know what I would do if something happens to mines.

  33. Pam Duffy
    On December 18, 2019 at 4:51 am, Pam Duffy said:

    I would love to have a miniature or standard poodle, but I don’t know where to begin. I had an adorable one growing up. How do I know which breeders are reputable??

  34. James Shadle
    On December 25, 2019 at 9:43 pm, James Shadle said:

    My poodle is named Linus. He is super sweet and checks off everything on this list. Why is this so accurate?

  35. Peggy
    On January 21, 2020 at 10:30 pm, Peggy said:

    Find a rescue not a breeder. You’ll be helping all the many beautiful poodles out there who need your love and they are every bit as good if not better than one from a breeder.

  36. Kristi L Gillum
    On January 22, 2020 at 7:26 pm, Kristi L Gillum said:

    I have a 4 1/2 year old standard poodle, he is the love of our lives, knows our every thought and just brings smiles to our faces all day every day. I have owned many dogs, and loved all of them dearly, but Jonah is the sweetest, smartest, most kind creature, we are so blessed to have him in our lives. He is our 75 pound mischievous teddy bear, and he also looks like one. How many 75 pound dogs can you carry around like a baby? Poodles rock!

  37. Loretta Garner
    On January 25, 2020 at 12:22 am, Loretta Garner said:

    I have 5 poodles, I bred poodles for nearly 30 years but I lost my faith in people who will lie to your face.
    I’m 72 now, my 4th Standard is not yet 2 years old, he’s shy of people except doggy people who understand dogs, but I don’t consider my poodles to be dogs they are people in a hairy coat. I became very ill, I’m getting better slowly, all my little people accompany me to where ever in or out the house I wish to go.
    Could I live without my little people? No, a carer who was all for me going into a care home asked me, are your dogs worth more than your life. My answer came swiftly, they are my children not dogs! 2 Toys 2 miniatures (mother and daughter) and one big Standard boy, all my children and my life

  38. Amanda
    On January 25, 2020 at 12:46 am, Amanda said:

    All of this COULD NOT be more true. My ❤️ Absolutely, positively belongs to my poodles. It would be nearly impossible for me to consider another breed of dog with how smart, loving, loyal and just plain amazing poodles are. I’m a poodle girl for life!

  39. Jade Claughan
    On January 25, 2020 at 1:34 am, Jade Claughan said:

    Kandy is my 9 year old toy poodle and she knows how to work a room she will start doing to tricks I have taught her over the years without being asked just to try and get a treat. I can’t go anywhere without her being right by your side and trying to move her from your lap on a night will get you a lot of huffs and puffs but it just makes you love her more. Couldn’t think of a breed I would rather have.

  40. Carol H.
    On January 25, 2020 at 3:19 pm, Carol H. said:

    Research. Google breeders in your area and ask if you can visit. Go to a local dog show and talk to owners. Find out if there is someone the avoid and why. The first one I ever dealt with in AZ was a total crook. She took off with most of our litter of 7! Long story. Ask questions and as you learn more, you’ll think of what else you might want to ask.

  41. Francyne ferraro
    On January 25, 2020 at 5:04 pm, Francyne ferraro said:

    Great Loving smart agility take her everywhere market she wears her jacket. 9 yr toy red Flora. We lived in no Calif. now past 5 years in Florida. He coat keeps her cool.

  42. Dorothy
    On January 26, 2020 at 1:59 am, Dorothy said:

    If anyone wants a poodle. Just look at shelters and rescue groups , petfinder! Do not buy a dog ! Ever! No pet shops etc. there are so many deserving loving dogs that are desperate to find forever homes that are quality ! Please adopt not shop!!!

  43. Mary Yeakey
    On January 26, 2020 at 3:50 am, Mary Yeakey said:

    I have bred and shown standard poodles for over 35 years. I am also a member of The Poodle Club of America. In answer to Pam Duffy’s question, I always tell people to do the following when they are looking for a well bred poodle from a reputable breeder:
    1) go to the Poodle Club of America.com website and find the names of PCA breeders in your state. These will be pet quality puppies from breeders who show your pet puppy’s show quality brothers and sisters.
    2) why is this important? Because as show breeders, we spend way too much money “finishing” their show quality brothers and sisters to AKC Championship status. If you think this is a crazy hobby, you are probably right! But, because we “put our money where our mouth is”, we also spend a “bit” of money “health testing” the dogs we keep and show.
    3) The health testing for toys, miniatures, and standards is slightly different, and we have learned not to keep and breed those individuals who do not “pass their health testing”. Every “purpose-bred dog” is health tested, and although the dog may never develop the health problem, we don’t want the genes which are known to cause a problem in our pedigrees to be passed along to another generation.
    4) what you will pay for “up front” to buy one of our “pet puppies”, you will more than recoup in fewer and less expensive vet bills over your puppy’s long and healthy life. And your eye will become trained to what a really great poodle should look like…and it will make you one of those “snobby poodle owners”.
    5)As with all things in nature, you may have the bad luck of buying a beautiful puppy from a reputable breeder, and the dog develops a health issue. If this happens, you MUST call the breeder and tell them! Good breeders DO want to know when this happens! This is what should happen next: The breeder should offer either: to refund your purchase price, or: to GIVE you a replacement puppy from her next litter-and that choice should be YOURS! If that does not happen-please let me, or any other POODLE CLUB OF AMERICA MEMBER know. We have “ways” of dealing with such people-and we can see that the situation gets “corrected”. These breeders hate us, and well they should.
    This is a wonderful and beautiful breed, and should be everything all these other people have said!

  44. Karen Parsley
    On January 27, 2020 at 8:19 am, Karen Parsley said:

    I saw your last litter of babies they were beautiful!! Black with a touch of white. I sure me our toy poodle. She was as you say super smart. One we hope to get another toy black female poodle. Your babies are beautiful. Thank you for the reading material. I read every thing I can to be a better owner and partner to love. ♥️♥️

  45. Vicki
    On January 27, 2020 at 4:46 pm, Vicki said:

    My standard is 1.5 yrs old. He went through good canine citizen training and did fabulous. For some reason, in the last month or two he has become very shy and skittish. He’s become very selective on who he will let touch him? I take him out on errands etc nearly everyday. Why is this happening?

  46. Teri
    On January 29, 2020 at 8:33 am, Teri said:
  47. Mary Ryals
    On February 10, 2020 at 1:43 am, Mary Ryals said:

    I have a black miniature poodle. He actually is not an animal, he is my baby. He is 12 years old and is on medication for heart disease. My question is – is he too old to breed and get a puppy out of him. And if so, where do I find a female? I cry when I think of not having him, so that’s where this is coming from. To have his offspring.

  48. Jen G
    On April 12, 2020 at 3:17 pm, Jen G said:

    My standard poodle has been such a gift. She’s 8 years old and we live in Toronto, in a condo. I have had her since I turned 30. A perfect companion: she doesn’t bark indoors and she is super cuddly and loves to train and welcome the new puppies that come to the area. Every time she is groomed, she prances around and shows off her coat. It’s almost like you can talk with them and they understand. Best dog ever and I can’t say enough about how wonderful standard poodles are.

  49. Ria Worden
    On April 15, 2020 at 3:25 pm, Ria Worden said:

    I read all your stories!! enjoyed them all!
    I have had 3 Pekingese and have adored them
    all!! Had 2 Maltpekes and adored them too!
    I still have my little boy Riley, but he is 13.5 with
    heart murmur and now it’s affecting his kidneys.
    He is on several medications and doing fine, but
    is really slowing down…sleeping most all day 😞
    I cook his meals to insure he eats. He had been 15lbs. most of his adult years because t hey are
    muscular pups!! Then almost 2 years ago he began to lose weight, he’s down to 11 lbs now!
    I worry if he doesn’t eat so I do whatever I can to
    get him to eat!!! I give him Entice, a recommendation from my Vet. when necessary’
    It does work well. I am 69.5 yrs old slightly disabled ( back problems ) and when I lose my
    little companion someday!?? I will feel a terrible void. 😭 I thought about perhaps a toy poodle?
    light weight for me to handle because I can’t lift,
    but my husband thinks Im too old to start with a new little buddy?? and I wonder, because he really doesn’t want anymore pups….😔 We don’t share the deep love that I have for doggies……
    I LOVE LOVE dogs… I can’t imagine my life without them?? AND the love they have to share with me.
    So it’s not easy for me with him not being supportive. I would like a toy someday and will take the recommendation you gave me to rescue
    or with the poodle club foundation, Wish me luck
    if Ian able to pursue another LOVIE in my life!!!
    Am I too old to adopt another puppy?❤️

  50. Patricia
    On April 16, 2020 at 1:46 pm, Patricia said:

    We are adopting a female standard poodle who is 2 1/2 yrs. I have several questions since I have always had labs and setters. What dry dog food or wet food do you recommend? The place where we are getting her from lets the dogs feed on demand and we want to feed her twice a day. What do you recommend? Thanks

  51. Christabel
    On June 16, 2020 at 10:41 pm, Christabel said:

    I absolutely love poodles…but I want a giant poodle dog…so I’m confused…..does the standard poodle grow into the gigantic poodle or what?

  52. JohnV
    On June 25, 2020 at 3:55 pm, JohnV said:

    I agree, my wife just brought home a Standard Poodle one day and I was originally not that excited. Really, I hate the typical poodle cut. However, this is the best dog that I have ever had. Sweet as can be, smart as a whip and just the best dog ever. Also, I cut her like a regular dog and she looks awesome.

  53. Carole F.
    On July 8, 2020 at 2:43 am, Carole F. said:

    About 3 yrs ago my son called me & said he had a friend, and his Mother breaded all types of dogs & wanted me 2 come take a look..because i had a Shitzu 4 yrs..unfortunately he got very sick & died..i really didn’t think i was ready for another Dog yet..but needless to say, i went and looked around..this woman had HUNDREDS OF DOGS!! I looked around and saw 2 Poodles in cages!! (It was a puppy Mill !!!..( along with lots of other breeds in cages !! The Poodles really caught my eye! She said they were only a yr old..anyway took him 2 the vet & the lady actually lied about alot of stuff!! My vet said he was atleast 7 er 8!!! I was so upset, but i wasnt going 2 let that discourage me!! Brought him home (ali over 4 yrs ago) Apparently all this women did was use him as a breeder dog!! He had never even touched grass let alone be trained in any way!! Within a week he was potty trained, and had learned so much!! I thank god everyday that my son made that call because he would’ve probably been put down by now!! AlI i have 2 do is snap my fingers literally…and hes on my Lap nomatter what hes doing!! Hands dwn the smartest most loving dog id ever had 2 this day!! ( And i did give my Vet the Address & phn Number of the place i got him) i wondered whay she was giving me this full blooded dog 4 free…and realized that he was getting 2 old or worn out 2 breed!! Had some issues when i had um fixed , thought he wasn’t going 2 make it thru the surgery( And neither did my vet..because he was so afraid @ the time of every1 & everything!! Named him Lucky!! ( thought it was Appropriate) Carole F..

  54. Susan
    On July 31, 2020 at 1:32 am, Susan said:

    Currently have two standards.One is chocolate brow n and the othe.r is red. Both have puppy curs and are such handsome dogs. They are very attached to me especially now during the pandemic. Both are very affectionate and like most people. They enjoy other dogs if they are not aggressive. My first tw.o poodles were both very sick. My w.hite. standard had 3 malignancies in his chest and lung area. The on ologist said surgery was not advisable as he was 12 and his chest would need to be cracked open with a sledge hammer and recovery would be long and painful. However Tufts animal hospital were wonderful here in MA. He was kept comfortable and had a happy life for two more years
    He required numerous medications and probably monthly visits to the vets. My other silver standard I had at the same time had several liver problems. He was on 8meds a day and could no process copper which is in most foods. I cooked chicken breast and pasta for him daily as that was low in copper according to the nutritionist. He too was treated at Tufts and had monthly visits. If your have a poodle or any dog with serious health issues and live in or near Massacusetts I strongly recommend a visit to Tufts Emergency Animal Hospital. Also, I you are not satisfied with an answer you receive from a vet rin to another vet for a consultation. My white poodle had a cough and I kept going to the vet I had been seeing and was repeatedly told it was just allergies. I finally asked for xrays to be taken of his chest and asked to see them. I saw something and she tried to tell me it was nothing. A friend recommended a nearby vet who saw my dog immediately. She sent the xrays to a radiologist. I was immediately sent to the oncology clinic for pets and given the prognosis. Pet owners must be advocates for their pets and owners should get a second opinion. A good primary care vet is a must and must have good resources.

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  55. DANIEL J MCGUIRE
    On August 15, 2020 at 5:28 pm, DANIEL J MCGUIRE said:

    I have a four and a half year old red standard poodle and he is my best friend. I love him so much and he constantly amuses me with his antics. Such a good boy.

  56. Janette
    On August 17, 2020 at 10:39 pm, Janette said:

    I just got my puppy, toy poodle she is 11 weeks old . I’m have trouble potty training she was do I g good at first but now she will go out and potty and come in and do it again . Help I don’t k ow what to do .

  57. Margo Nelson
    On August 22, 2020 at 10:31 pm, Margo Nelson said:

    My guy is definitely a show stopper. He turns head everywhere he goes. His name is Deik & he is very black. A bit aloof around strangers, as he is sizing them up. I rescued him from a girl that would tell u she was the best dog parent in the world. He lived the first year of his life was spent in a crate that was too small. She told me he didn’t jump on people, nor tear anything up. The only thing that was true was that he was completely housebroken. I thought several times that I was never going to get him to stop tearing up things. My shoes & prescription eye glasses have been his thing. And needless to say I don’t own any cheap shoes. I should at this point. He has about broken my bank. Lol. He’s 2 & we aren’t completely there. Getting lots better. Standards can be a handful but they are the best friend you’ll ever have. 🐾🐾🐾

  58. burl Shepherd
    On August 31, 2020 at 5:26 pm, burl Shepherd said:

    They forgot one one #10, more poodles. Can’t have just one.

  59. WENDY Poodle LOVER
    On September 7, 2020 at 5:40 am, WENDY Poodle LOVER said:

    Won’t have any other breed– LOVE LOVE LOVE Poodles!

  60. human
    On October 24, 2020 at 5:27 pm, human said:

    I really want a poodle to give to my daughter but I’m worried she wont have enough time. to care for it. she is busy after school 4 out of 5 days a week, soccer on 1 day and soccer on Saturdays. Should she be able to get one?

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