Poodle - Standard Puppies for Sale
Looking for a Standard Poodle puppy for sale? This breed is one of the most revered in Europe and America. While many Americans associate the Poodle with France, records show they were first bred as water retrieval and hunting dogs during the 16th century in Germany. In fact, the name Pudle in German means to splash about.
This extremely smart, good-natured breed has been valued as a hunter, a soldier, a truffle hunter, an entertainer, a companion to royalty, and a favorite for middle-class homes. Their handsome coats with hypoallergenic qualities have made them the breed most cross-bred to produce designer breeds. Their genetic flexibility has allowed breeders to develop three distinct sizes ranging from 70 pounds to just 6 pounds.
The Standard Poodle became extremely popular in America after WWII, showing up on poodle skirts and even becoming the official pet of Barbie dolls for decades. Today this handsome, even-tempered canine is a favorite companion for millions of dog lovers around the world.
The Standard Poodle was first registered by the AKC in 1887, and it was grouped as Non-Sporting.
- Country of Origin: Germany
- Weight: 45 - 70 lbs
- Height: 15 inches and over
- Color: These dogs come in many colors, including blue, gray silver, brown, cafe-au-lait, apricot, and cream. The coat should be a single, solid color but can show varying shades of the same color.
If you want to buy a Standard Poodle puppy, it’s smart to do a little research first. These dogs are routinely ranked as one of the most intelligent breeds. They are exceptionally smart and active, with a good attention span and a desire to please. They are usually easy to train.
They are also good family dogs who like children and are comfortable indoors and out. These pups are often described as empathetic. They will read your mood and mirror it, good or bad. Standard Poodles are a bit reserved, which makes them a good choice if you are looking for a calmer dog.
Like all hunting breeds, these dogs want lots of vigorous outdoor exercise. They retain much of their hunting instincts and like to chase squirrels and rabbits. If these dogs don’t get enough exercise, they can become destructive.
If you’re considering adopting a Standard Poodle puppy, make sure you understand this breed’s special health considerations. The average life span is 12-14 years. Addison’s Disease is a common health concern for this breed.
Other common health concerns for this breed are:
- Hip Dysplasia
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Standard Poodles are susceptible to Bloat, so monitor their food and water intake and don’t exercise them right after eating.
Keeping your dog at an appropriate weight is one of the easiest ways to extend his life. With all dogs, stay current on vaccinations and shots, and schedule regular checkups with your veterinarian.
Coat & Coat Care
The Poodle has a single layer coat with no undercoat. They have fur that grows in a dense, curly texture. They don’t not shed and are considered hypoallergenic.
Poodle grooming can be straightforward or quite elaborate. Brush your pup 3-4 times per week to prevent tangles and matting. Most owners prefer to have their dogs clipped and groomed every 6-8 weeks. Monthly bathing is also recommended.