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The Poodle

At A Glance...

Poodles are notorious for their intelligence and ease of training. They are lively, active, fun-loving and family dogs who thrive on attention and inclusion. These dogs are exceptional jumpers, so be careful with your yard fencing!

See Our Available Poodle Puppies

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Poodle Puppy
Poodle Adult

Weight: 7-11 pounds

Height: 10-12 inches

Features: Long face, floppy ears

Coat: Long length, curly
Colors: Any solid color

Exercise Requirements: >40 min/day
Energy Level: Very Energetic
Longevity Range: 10-14 years

Grooming Needs: High

Tendency to Drool: Low 

Tendency to Snore: Low
Tendency to Bark: Moderate
Tendency to Dig: Low 

Social/Attention Needs: High

Living with Poodles...

Poodles are "easy keepers." Many poodles live a comparatively long life, with the smaller poodles reaching as much as 17 years of age. Grooming is a fact of life with a poodle. With the tendency of the coat to mat, poodles should have a close clip or be groomed almost daily. Show coats require frequent baths, the tying up of topknots and ear fringes and oiling of the coat to keep it from getting brittle.

Poodles are good family dogs — fun, energetic, smart and easy to train. They do best with plenty of exercise for both mind and body and prefer to be with people most of the time. They are not good kennel dogs. Socialization should begin early and include other people, other pets and the grooming routine.


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