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Poodle.jpg (7027 bytes) The Poodle is proud, elegant, dignified and good-natured. These dogs are highly intelligent and one of the most trainable breeds. They are pleasant, happy and sensitive.
Breed: Poodle
Country of Origin: Medieval Europe
AKC Group: Non-Sporting
Function: Companion
Life Span: 10-14 years
Appearance: High maintenance
Color: White, black, apricot, gray, chocolate, & cream
Coat Type: Curly & non shedding
Grooming: Needs clipping every two months
Height: 15 inches
Weight: 50-65 inches
Activity Level: Medium
Watch Dog: Very high
Protection: Medium
Intelligence: Very high
Trainability: Very high
Good With Children: High
Good With Pets: Medium
Good With Strangers: Accepting
Character: Happy, very friendly, smart
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Patient
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Nervousness, hyper, fear biting
Physical: Eye & ear problems
Recommendations: Remove hair from ears