The Poodle is an active, elegant, clever, and intelligent breed of dog that comes in three varieties: Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle, and Toy Poodle. This famous dog origin is still on the debate whether they come in Germany as a type of water dog, or from the French Barbet but wherever they came from they are one of the most famous family pet companions for any household around the world.
Poodle or also called French Poodle is one of the most intelligent breeds in the world, they are second just behind the Border Collie. They are highly trainable and can live in an apartment as long as you have plenty of room to roam around. Like other smart dogs they can get easily bored that’s why it’s very important for them to have physical and mental exercise, a walk every day will help them to stay fit, healthy, and well socialized. If you love to have a sweet, smart, and loyal companion Poodle might be best for you as long as you can meet their needs.
Poodle Dog Breed Pictures
Dog Breed Group
From 10 to over 22 inches tall at the shoulder
4 to 70 Pounds
10 to 18 Years
The Poodle has a squarely built and well-proportioned body, they look so elegant which makes them ideal for as a fashion dog. Their eyes are in an oval shape and come in a very dark color, their nose is always in dark color as well. The ears of a Poodle are always folded over close to the head.
A poodle is a non-shedding breed, and a good choice for people with allergies, they has a single-layer coat that is dense and naturally curly in texture, they come in many coat color including blue, black, white, gray, silver, brown, café-au-lait, apricot, and cream.
This type of dog is high maintenance, they need regular grooming. Bathe and groom them once or twice a week or as needed and use the dog shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft, silky, and smell good. Doing this as early as they age will make them feel comfortable in the process and make it easier for you to groom and bathe your dog.
While you groom them, check for sores, rashes, or signs of infection such as redness, tenderness, or inflammation on the skin, in the nose, mouth, and eyes, and on the feet. The eyes should be clear, with no redness or discharge. Ear Infections is a common condition in dogs that can affect one or both ears, check their ears at least once to twice a week for redness or a bad odor it is an indication of infections. To prevent ear infections in dogs always make sure that it is clean, use a dog ear cleaner and gently wipe it using a cotton ball dampened with an ear cleaner to your dog’s ears.
There are three varieties of Poodle: The Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle, and Toy Poodle, they are not different breeds, they are just different sizes of the same dog.
|Standard Poodle||15-22 Inches||45-70 Pounds|
|Miniature Poodle||10-15 Inches||10-17 Pounds|
|Toy Poodle||8-10 Inches||4 to 9 Pounds|
The poodle is the second smartest dog just a little behind the Border Collie. They are alert, loyal, and active dogs which makes them good in dog sports and activities, including agility, obedience, tracking to herding, and assistance dogs. The poodle is very intelligent and easy to train and discipline, they are also very affectionate and loves to be with their owner side a lot.
They can do well in children, but they can play alone too. This lovely and cheerful dog is a good companion in your home. Having a yard or a place where they can run freely is advisable, like other dogs they need daily exercise to keep them fit and healthy. A simple walk in the morning will help them keep healthy and well socialized.
Poodle dog has an average life span of 10 to 18 years, They are generally healthy and don’t suffer from any known hereditary health problems, but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. Not all of them will get any or all of these diseases but the following are the common diseases they can have.
|Ear Infections||It is a common canine health problem, and it can be caused by allergies, yeast, ear mites, bacteria, hair growth deep in the ear canal, and more.|
|Periodontal Disease||it is an inflammation of some or all of a tooth’s deep supporting structures, it happens when food and bacteria build up along the gums and form plaque that when combined with saliva and minerals will transform into calculus or also known as tartar.|
|Canine Eye Inflammation||If your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the outer skin and middle (muscle, connective tissue, and glands) of the eyes it is classified as Blepharitis, and if your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the iris and ciliary body of the uvea of the eye it is classified as anterior uveitis, this may affect your dog’s vision and needs meditate veterinarian attention.|
|Allergies||It is a misguided reaction to foreign substances by the body’s immune system of your dogs.|
How much is a Poodle?
The Poodle puppies will cost about $1000 to $2800 for a high-quality breed. While the basic cost of owning a dog range from $109 to $370 per month, it includes the food and treats, grooming, routine veterinary care, preventative medications and supplements, and lots more.
Here in ohmlovelypets we encourage aspiring fur parent or current fur parents to Adopt and Don’t Shop. Give those lovely pets the opportunity to feel love, care, and to have their so-called furever home.
Note: The expenses of Taking care a Dogs does not end in buying one after you bought or adopt your Dog you must provide their necessary needs, like Visit Vet ones a year for their health check-up, Complete and follow up Vaccinations, Foods and provide Vitamins as their maintenance and the most important is Time to play and cuddle with them, I think that’s the most affordable one, giving attention to them, proper care and lots of love from you…