The poodles harmoniously combine beauty, intelligence, friendliness and optimism. These dogs have a sensitive and kind heart. Possessing an original appearance and cheerful disposition, poodles always become the soul of the company and invariably attract attention. In addition, this is the most talented stunt in the world of dogs!
The Poodle is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. She ranks second in the ranking of the most intelligent, compiled by psychology professor Stanley Koren.
The standard includes 4 varieties of these dogs:
Standard (large). Height at withers: 45-60 cm.
Small. Height at withers: 35-45 cm.
Miniature (dwarf). Height at withers: 28-35 cm.
That Height at withers below 28 cm.
A poodle has a proportional build, it is a typical mesomorph that looks elegant and harmonious. The back of the dog is short and straight, the chest is deep, the loin is strong, the croup is slightly rounded. The neck is strong with a beautiful bend, the head is elongated, the skull is slightly convex with a pronounced occipital tubercle, the transition from the forehead to the muzzle is very smooth. The eyes are almond-shaped, slightly obliquely set. Eye color varies from almost black and dark brown to amber and is combined with the color. Hanging ears, long,. The tail is stopped at 1/2 or 1/3 in poodles with curly hair and is preserved in its natural state in dogs with corded. In the active state is located above the top level.
Coat is of two varieties: curly and cord. Curly hair is thin, soft and very thick; beautiful curls are formed throughout the body. Cord wool looks like a fleece. It is thick and long, gathered in cords of uniform length – from 20 cm.
Acceptable colors: white, black, gray, brown and apricot. And the last three colors are strictly uniform, without any impurities.
Poodles are energetic, cheerful, mobile and sensitive pets, who always become the soul of the company and infect everyone around with their optimism. Possessing a benevolent and friendly temperament, they never show aggression towards either a person or other dogs and behave like real gentlemen.
Devoted and obedient, poodles also exhibit amazing training abilities. They easily learn the commands and get great pleasure from the lively educational process, and also perform the most difficult tricks with their intrinsic dexterity.
Despite their decorative nature, poodles have a keen sense of smell, they swim beautifully and in some countries are used as companion dogs when hunting for birds and the hare.
Due to the lack of education, poodles often become capricious and disobedient. To prevent this from happening, you need to deal with your pet from the first months of his life. A poodle is a social dog that develops its best qualities in the process of communication, and suffers alone.
Being excellent companions in campaigns, country walks and sports, poodles gladly support active hobbies of their owners. However, they feel great in the city – and are great for housing maintenance.
In general, the breed is characterized by good health. But you should know that poodles have a sensitive liver, and they need a strictly balanced diet.
Poodles have a lifespan of 11 to 18 years.
Poodles are neat and clean dogs that require standard care. Only the dog’s coat needs special attention, which needs to be combed daily, washed 1-2 times a week and cut from time to time. As for haircuts, there are several options: continental (under the lion), sports (when the hair is cut to the same length across the body), “English saddle” (with cuffs) and “puppy” (under the lion with long pants).
It is believed that France is the birthplace of the breed, but the debate about the origin of amazing dogs continues to this day. True, now they are only theoretical, since in 1936, FCI officially recognized France as the country of origin of poodles and in the same year published an official standard.
According to the basic version, the ancestors of the breed are French hunting water dogs. From the story we see that poodles were really used for hunting for a long time and were also the favorite pets of aristocrats.
However, the very name of the breed “poodle” is an abbreviation for the German pudelhand (“spank on the water”). In short, in the old history of the smartest and sensitive dogs, there are many ambiguities. But with just one glance at them, all reasoning loses all meaning. It is enough that an amazing breed exists, and even in as many as 4 varieties!