Standard Poodles make great family dogs. They are always in a good mood, kindhearted, focused on their humans and ready for fun.
The curly hair covers their muscular body. They seem to prance rather than walk, which can make them look very posh and grand. But don't be fooled by their appearance - Poodles are not in the least bit vain and actually love to get dirty. Given the chance, they will happily roll in mud and love to go for a swim.
Poodles' friendly smiling eyes and their intelligence and willingness to learn make a lot of people fall in love with this breed.
Poodles love to perform and are able to learn anything. They love the spotlight and make great circus/trick dogs. They will thrive on the recognition of their talents - the louder the applause the better the performance will be!
Another reason why this breed is so popular is their curly hair that doesn't tend to shed. Daily brushing and 8-10 weeks grooming appointments are recommended to keep their fur shiny and unmatted.
|Health risk:||Very high|
|Life expectancy:||12-14 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Average|