Poodle Breed Overview
The poodle is one of the most famous small domesticated dog, known for tightly curled coat and amazing enthusiasm. They were at first bred as water retriever dogs, but later they were adopted by French.
There are three types of Poodle:
- Toy Poodle
- Miniature Poodle
- Standard Poodle
Toy Poodles were developed in England by mating small terriers with Standard Poodle. The breed was made in order to dig truffles, which was the most common practice during the 19th century. At the end, they became a signature dog for the aristocracy.
The poodle is a very intelligent animal, full of energy and loyal. They have a reputation of getting destructive if not stimulated with exercise and games. The miniature types have to be good natured, but they are not recommended around small children. They are joyful and loyal companion dogs, that don’t have the patience for kids.
They come in various colours such as:
- Silver beige
They can grow up to 60 cm height and 32 kg in weight.
Their life expectancy is approximately 15 years.
Suitability for Children – Medium
Tendency to Bark – High
Energy – High
Suitability as a Guard Dog – High
Grooming Requirements – More than Once a Week
Trimming Required – Occassional
Amount of hair shed – None
Food Cost – $15 to $20
Average Monthly Pet insurance Premium – $97