Standard Poodle Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the Standard Poodle are that they are proud, elegant, dignified, good natured, pleasant, happy, sensitive, and intelligent.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is excellent with children and family and are even friendly towards strangers.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 12 to 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight of this breed of dog is around 45 to 70 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog are cataracts, PRA, allergies, blindness, skin conditions, hip dysplasia, runny eyes, ear infections, bloat and Von Willebrand's Disease.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience. Shedding is average, brush every other day.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo dweller. Not for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give, as this breed of dog hates to be alone.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of dog is around $1,000 or more. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog can make for a good watch dog.

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