Poodle Breed Information
Elegant and fancy, highly trainable, playful, exceedingly clever, loyal, and affectionate beyond measure, the Poodle is among the top 5 most popular breeds in the world and it’s easy to understand why. Poodles are joyful, lively, eager to please dogs, they are adventurous, kind, family-oriented pups who love hiking, swimming, canine games, sports and any, and all, family activities. Poodle puppies are merry and bouncy little marshmallows. They are cuddly and sweet pups who love running around, playing, making friends and are very enthusiastic learners. The Poodle breed is divided into 3 recognized categories: Toy Poodle; Mini Poodle; Standard Poodle; and although they differ in size, one thing is for sure: they are glamorous companion pets.
- Poodles don’t shed and are considered hypoallergenic dogs
- The Poodle breed is classified as the second most intelligent dog breed
- With an agile mindset and an athletic body, the Poodle excels at canine sports
- Poodles are comfortable in both hot and cold climates
- Poodle puppies are among the most trainable puppies in the world - they love challenges and are easy to housebreak
- Highly adaptable – Poodle dogs and Poodle puppies are known to quickly adapt in small apartments as well as big homes
- Poodles have a long lifespan of 10 to 18 years
- Kind, gentle, friendly, and non-aggressive, the Poodle is best suited for families with or without children, singles, and seniors
- Poodles make excellent watchdogs, although they are not overly vocal, they will announce when a visitor is approaching
- Eager to please, affectionate, and receptive, the Poodle and Poodle puppy is a great companion for first time pet owners
- Poodles are famous for retaining their forever-young looks and playful personalities well into their teen years
- Receptive to human emotions, with a positive energy, and a loving devoted nature, the Poodle is a wonderful therapy dog
Here at Premier Pups, we work hand-in-hand with our breeders. It truly takes a special breeder to assist with nourishing and raising a Poodle puppy properly. The footage produced in our videos is 100% real. We directly take un-staged, unedited, and only authentic scenes at our breeder locations. We only align ourselves with Poodle breeders whose standards are much higher than the rest. Like people, the most critical moments in a puppy's life starts in the beginning. Providing a safe, natural, comfortable, and healthy environment for the nursing mother and her baby is essential. Only the nation's best Poodle breeders can provide the best quality of life. We spend consistent on-site time with our selected breeders and can undoubtedly say that our puppies come from a caring environment.
With their heads held high, a graceful posture and an elegant demeanor, the Poodles are truly glamorous in appearance. The Miniature Poodle is small in stature with an average weight between 10 and 12 pounds and an average height between 12 to 14 inches. Mini Poodles have a well-proportioned square built muscular body, a long straight muzzle, dark oval-shaped eyes, feathered floppy ears, and a straight tail carried up. The Mini Poodle eyes and nose color may vary based on coat color. The hypoallergenic non-shedding Mini Poodle coat is soft, curly, and luxurious and can come in a variety of colors such as white, black, gray, beige, cream, brown, apricot, red, blue, silver, silver beige, or various shades of the same colors. Strong and agile with an elegant and graceful posture, the Mini Poodle (and the Mini Poodle puppy) has an impressive reputation in both the canine sport field and the canine show ring.
Poodles are friendly, easy-going, playful dogs. They are known to be gentle around children of all ages, accepting of cats, dogs, and other household pets and friendly towards strangers.
Poodles are considered to be highly receptive and attentive since early puppyhood – combining their sharp minds with their eagerness to learn and please, Poodle puppies are amongst the most trainable pups in the world.
The Poodles have an adventurous, lively spirit, they love the outdoors where they can go on long strolls with their human family, run, swim, hike, play, and socialize. The Poodle is without a doubt a most wonderful adventure companion. Playful and eager to have fun, the Poodle greatly enjoys playtime with kids and teens as well as with adults whether it’s with a game of fetch, chase, Frisbee, hide’n’seek or a mentally stimulating canine puzzle game. When playtime is over, their peaceful and affectionate nature kicks in and the Poodles (or the Poodle puppies) are more than happy to partake in a relaxing cuddle session on the couch with their human family.
Although the Poodles check all the boxes with their sharp intelligence, fun loving personality and friendly nature, they have one more skill and strength to impress with: Poodles excel at canine sports such as rally, tracking, obedience, flyball, and agility. Truly fabulous in body, mind and spirit, the Poodle is a remarkable companion pet.
in Orlando, Florida
Olivia joined our little family on August 29th,2017 at 9 weeks old! She was a surprise wedding gift from my husband, and we could not love this little pup anymore!! I was very nervous when he told me he bought the puppy online, because I'm sure anyone else would also be worried about health issues or something being wrong with the puppy. We have had Olivia for almost 5 months now and she is just the most loving, playful, and healthiest little pup! We could not be happier with choosing premier pups! The staff was very helpful, and we really appreciated them checking on our pup for the first week at her new home. They provided very detailed instructions to make the puppy's transition as smooth as possible! Thank you to everyone at premier pups!
Saint (Formerly Einstein)
in Herndon, VA
Saint is beyond amusing. Like he's been in this world before but as a human. Don't give him French fries as I'm convinced he will leave me for any kind (hold the salt). He's a bit hyper. I tell myself it's because he's a puppy, he's a puppy, HE'S A PUPPY!! Overall, he's a joy to have around.
Freddie Boom Boom AKA Zak
in Harborcreek, PA
Freddie is our first dog and we don't know why we waited so long to get one. He has brought such joy and fun to the home. He's a stud muffin everywhere we go and all the girls love him. We know a lot of folks who say, go to the shelter and adopt. But, sometimes you just have to get the one that you want that suits your family and getting Freddie from Premier was the way to go. We aren't afraid to say it out loud that we bought him. My sister was able to hold a dog for the first time in her 50 years because of allergies. Thank you!!!
Raven (formerly Mindy)
in Chesterfield, MI
Our family had been talking about a puppy for a while, and we just happened to stumble upon Premier Pups through a website search. We knew that getting a puppy online is strange, and thought there was going to be a catch, but no! Premier has been an absolute joy to work with! From the day that we adopted her to making sure she settled in to her new home, Premier was always transparent and informative as far as payments and pick-up procedure, the puppies’ health, and making sure we were ready to care for our new family member. Raven is as sweet as can be, is adjusting incredibly well, and we could not be more pleased from working with Premier and welcoming this precious pup to our home.
in Washington, DC
Bambi is our 2nd puppy from Premier. We have a beautiful Maltese, Bean, as well. Our experience from texting, purchase, and pick-up was perfect. She’s healthy, loves to play, she’s exactly what we needed as a playmate for Bean. The customer service with Premier is exceptional. We wouldn’t go anywhere else.
in Logan, WV
He is so playful and he gets right along with any other dogs. They play together all day. He’s so easy to train
Muffin (formally Molina)
in Chesterfield Michigan
We got Muffin this past April it has been one of the best choices we could have ever made muffin is so sweet and smart we take her everywhere with us to the beach, park, mall and store. Muffin is always ready to go she just celebrated her first Christmas with us muffin got lots of gifts and even gave some this February is her 1st birthday we are giving her a big pup pawty with friends and family. We thank premier pups so much for helping us with our journey looking for the right pup we love Muffin so much she completes the family.
in Boston, ma
Thank you premier pups for a great puppy. The process of getting Etsy was so easy. My family and I are in love with our Etsy baby. She is perfect. The times that I have called premier pups they have been so helpful. If I was to get another puppy I will do it again with premier pups.
Hot Girl Phoebe
Hot Girl Phoebe was our second purchase from PremierPups. Phoebe was a Toy Poodle and weighed only 2lbs at 16 weeks old. Phoebe was the most perfectest pup and was fully potty trained at 11 weeks and did well sleeping thru the night. Super playful, energetic, and loving she was. Unfortunately she got ahold of rat poison while at my homegirl’s house. The poison contained ‘Bromethalin’ which unlike other rodenticides has no antidote and it attacks the neurological system. She didn’t make it at the emergency vet and we miss her everyday. She was very feisty relative to her size and fit right along in this loud ethnic opinionated Afro-Dominican household. I recommend Premierpups to everyone they’re great and helped me select another Toy Poodle at a very good discounted rate who we’re getting this July. My experience with them has been real good and the services they offer are like no other you’d get with any ole breeder. Also GET PETPLAN INSURANCE. At first, I was like umm nahh this ain’t it I barely drive w/ insurance so why would i need insurance on a dog?? But It saved us money and reimbursed us for almost all of what we spent. The insurance checks were real fat, I was able to do some retail therapy to cope with my loss and I highly recommend purrr ??! All in all its giving peaches and cream and apple sauce. We just mourned the loss of our beloved Afro-Latina Princess Hot Girl Phoebe with a service and a proper burial in a pink satin casket and are ready to move forward with our people at PremierPups. Thanks again you guys!??
Formerly Etsy (now Coco)
in Fairfax, Virginia
We got Coco in April, 2020. The process for getting her was seamless and so easy. Premier Pets had a van coming to our area so we just drove about 20 minutes and picked her up; she came with all her necessities and PP followed up with us a few times to make sure she was adjusting well and we didn't have any questions. Her temperament is fantastic, she is very smart, sweet and fun. Of course she is a toy poodle so she's high energy, but not spastic or barky. At about six months we took her to "school" - a very well known one here in the DC Metro area and they were very impressed with what a wonderful dog she is; several customers and trainers asked me where we got her for referrals. In short, you won't be disappointed with your PP experience.
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The National dog of France, and a member of the canine world aristocracy, the Poodle is an old and versatile dog breed with a history full of achievements. The elegant Poodle dogs and Poodle puppies have been depicted in paintings and literature around the world, in ancient Egyptian carvings (dating as far back as the first centuries B.C), in French poetry, and on ancient Greek coins and artifacts from the Roman Empire. The Poodles are said to have originated centuries ago in Germany where they were used as retrieving water dogs and duck hunters. Poodles were given the German name “Pudelin” which means splash in the water. The signature Poodle look (that is now displayed in the show ring) – trimmed with pom poms – had an important role in the duck hunting days of the Poodle. The trim was meant to aid in speed and the pom poms to protect from injury and keep warm.
During war time, used to the sound of gunfire from their duck hunting days, the Poodles were enlisted in the German military as working dogs and soon traveled to France alongside German soldiers. Once the war was over, having proven to be excellent military dogs, the Poodle dogs and Poodle puppies moved on to building up their reputation as hunters, retrievers, herders, and show dogs. The French Circus became so fascinated with the agile and highly trainable Poodle dogs that they began breeding them down in size to make it easier to handle and transport them when traveling with the circus. The Miniature Poodles, who quickly rose to fame as cinematic stars, truffle hunters, and show dogs became highly popular wherever they went and soon found favor among the nobles and aristocrats across the United States and Europe (Winston Churchill had two Mini Poodles). The French elite further bred the Poodle breed down in size to a Toy Poodle who would know instant fame as an adorable tiny lapdog.
The Poodle Breed is now divided into three categories: the Toy Poodle; the Miniature Poodle; the Standard Poodle.
The Toy Poodle has an average height between 8 to 10 inches and an average weight between 6 and 9 pounds. The Toy Poodle is famous for being a cuddly and affectionate lap dog raised in the lap of luxury.
The Miniature Poodle has an average height between 12 to 14 inches and an average weight between 10 and 12 pounds. Mini Poodles are famous for being excellent truffle hunters and sweet companion pets.
The Standard Poodle has an average height between 15 to 20+ inches and an average weight between 30 and 70 pounds. The Standard Poodle is famous for being a duck hunter, a circus performer and a show dog.
The Poodle has been classified as most popular dog breed in the United States for 20 consecutive years and is now one of the most popular dog breeds in the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
How big do Poodle’s get? Poodle’s come in three sizes: Standard, Miniature, and Toy. The Standard Poodle measures over 15 inches at the shoulder and most are in the 22-27? range. The Miniature Poodle measures between 10 and 15 inches at the shoulder and most are in the 13-15? range. The Toy Poodle measures 10 inches and under at the shoulder.
How much grooming do Poodle’s require? Poodle’s should be brushed a minimum of once per week with regular scheduled grooming appointments have 5 to 6 weeks.
What is the lifespan of a Poodle? The average lifespan of a healthy Poodle is between 12 to 14 years.
Are Poodle’s intelligent? Yes! In fact, they are considered one of the most intelligent dog breeds ever. They are very in tune to their human’s moods and emotions.
My Poodle is a color that I have never seen before. Does this mean it is mixed? Not necessarily. There are many different color poodles and some even with pattern. Multicolor Poodles are just as purebred as a solid color Poodle.
Are Poodle’s hypoallergenic? No dog is truly hypoallergenic and the Poodle is no exception. Although Poodles shed very little they can still trigger an allergic reaction in some people from the fur, dander or even the saliva.
What is the difference between Moyen and Standard Poodles? The term Moyen is the French word for medium or intermediary. It just means that these Poodles are small sized standards. In other countries, this size is considered the forth size of poodles but, in here in the United States, these dogs are recognized as standards that are simply smaller, usually between 16" and 20" tall and up to 40 lbs.
Does the Poodle have a lot of health problems? Like any breed of dog, Poodle’s can experience certain health issues, however this breed is known for living long and healthy lives. Common health concerns arise as a dog begins to age, and common ailments for a Poodle include hip dysplasia, epilepsy, and hypothyroidism. Keep in mind that their size can make a big difference in health issues. Toys and Miniatures are at greater risk for joint-related issues. Standard poodles, however, are more likely to experience bloat, or GDV, a big-dog health concern.
What is the temperament of a Poodle? Poodles are highly recognized for their intelligence and ease of training. They are active, energetic and fun-loving dogs that thrive on attention and are always eager to play. They will live long happy lives as long as they are given plenty of exercise and stimulation. They get along great with children and other pets and make excellent companions and family dogs. They are also great sportsman dogs that excel in hunting and love to swim.
Where did the Poodle originate? The Poodle is often recognized as being a descendant of France, but they actually are of German origin. The Poodle breed became "set" in type in the 1800s, and is named from the German "pudel" meaning puddle or splash.
What color coat do Poodle’s have? Lots! Many people think that the Poodle only comes in neutral tones like white, black or brown, but they actually can also come in apricot, blue, cream, gray, red, silver, and beige. They can even come in bicolor patterns.
Does the American Kennel Club (AKC) recognize the Standard Poodle? Does the American Kennel Club (AKC) recognize the Standard Poodle?
What does it mean to have a purebred Poodle? An individual animal, bred from parents of the same breed or variety is called a purebred. This means that your purebred Poodle was bred by parents that are also both purebred Poodles. In addition, the puppy’s grandparents, great-grandparents, etc. would also be purebred Poodles.
Is there a reason Poodle’s get groomed with strange haircuts? Today it is just a style. Years ago when these dog were bred and used for working dogs, they would cut the hair on the Poodle's hindquarters, making it easier for them to swim. A Poodle’s coat is very heavy when it is wet. The Poodle's hair around its lungs and heart remained long to provide protection from cold weather.
Are Poodle’s sociable animals? Yes, very much so. Poodle’s love to be in the company of others and they prefer the company of people over other dogs. This doesn’t mean that they don’t get along with other dogs- in fact they get along with other animals very well.