Poodles come in curly shades and sizes. This dog breed is intelligent and great with adults and children.
Poodles are known mostly for their curly coat and bright personalities, which make them the ideal pet. This medium size dog breed originated from Germany and is considered highly intelligent. They were initially used to fetch game from water and later by the French as circus performers. Today, they are mostly owned as pets.
- Poodles originated from German, where they are called Pudel.
- They were used in hunting game.
- The French call poodles Caniche. The French mostly used Poodles as circus animals.
- The average poodle has a lifespan of 10-18 years.
- There are many Poodle cross breeds, including the Golden Poodle, a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle.
- Poodles vary in size, from the standard poodle to the tiny Toy Poodle.
- Like a few other dog breeds, Poodles are most prone to Addison's disease. This condition can be managed with proper medication.
- The average upper weight limit for males is 70lbs while that of females is 60lbs.