So you’re considering adding a Poodle to your family?
Here is a snapshot to help you determine if it’s the right breed for
· The Poodle is an active and highly intelligent breed of dog. They come in three sizes, standard, miniature and toy.
· With early socialization and obedience training they quickly become a positive family member.
· The breed temperament is lively and dignified but with a sensitive edge.
· Originally bred as a retrieving dog, they require a lot of daily exercise. Ideally they should have a fenced yard and be taken for regular leashed walks or runs to release their energy. Many standard-sized Poodles love to retrieve in water.
· Poodles can adjust to apartment living as long as they are with their family and get regular exercise. They are generally good with children and other pets.
· They have a single coat that does not shed. Therefore they will require professional trimming throughout the year. This single coat is ideal for allergy sufferers, as it doesn’t have the dander of double-coated fur.
· This breed’s average life span is 12 to 15 years of age. Responsible breeders screen their dogs for orthopedic and genetic diseases before breeding them. Genetic defects found in some dogs of this breed include: hip dysplasia, heart defects and addison's disease.
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