Are you looking for a new dog to add to your family? Look no further than the Standard Poodle! These loving and loyal dogs are perfect for pet owners of all ages. With their intelligence, affectionate nature, and good health, they make an excellent companion. Let’s take a look at what makes Standard Poodles so great.
I LOVE Standard Poodles. My husband calls them the "absent minded professors" of our pack. He's pretty much right on with that label. They are smart, goofy, and so easy to train. But, they can run into a wall because they are so focused on something else! We have several small standards (called moyen-sized in Europe) and we love them. I've had full sized standard poodles in the past, too. If you are looking for a super smart, standard sized dog that does not shed - this just might be the dog for you!
Personality & Disposition
Standard Poodles have a wonderful personality that ranges from laidback to high-energy depending on the individual dog. They are highly intelligent and excel in obedience training, making them easy to train overall.
They are also incredibly affectionate and love spending time with their people. Additionally, Standard Poodles tend to be very social animals that get along well with other animals and people of all ages.
By the way - did you know that poodles are NOT just fru-fru dogs? They were originally bred to be hunting dogs! Yep! That's right! Water fowl, specifically. If you look at their paws, they are all have "webbed toes" so that they can swim very well. Now, if your standard poodle has never been introduced to water, he might be a little freaked out at first - but they can swim very well!
Funny story: we had a standard poodle named Moxie when we lived in Arizona. We had just moved to a new house, and someone left the gate unlocked and she got out. A neighbor saw her running and let her into her back yard. The neighbor had a swimming pool which Moxie had never experienced before. While running around in the yard, she tried (unsuccessfully) to walk on water! She didn't realize she would fall into the pool when she tried to walk across it! LOL! The neighbor actually had to jump into the pool and help her out because she had never been swimming before!
Size & Health
Standard Poodles typically weigh between 40-70 lbs and stand 18-21 inches tall. As far as health is concerned, this breed is relatively healthy with few genetic issues or conditions but it's always important to do research before bringing any animal into your home. Regular visits to the veterinarian can help ensure that your Standard Poodle stays happy and healthy throughout its life.
The Standard Poodle is an excellent companion for pet owners of all ages due to their intelligence, affectionate nature, good health, and social personality. Their size and disposition make them ideal for families of all shapes and sizes as well as those looking for a more low-key pet experience. If you think a Standard Poodle might be the right fit for you, do your research before bringing one home - but we think you'll find that this breed makes an exceptional companion!
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