Thinking of getting a Standard Poodle Puppy? Get all the information you need in our dog breed guide to see if a Standard Poodle is the right dog for you.
How long will my Standard Poodle live? 12-15 years
What will my dogs energy levels be like? Moderate - high
How big will my Standard Poodle grow? 20-30kg
Will a Standard Poodle be suitable for my family? Standard Poodles are suitable for most families
What size housing is recommended for my Standard Poodle? Large backyard required
Standard Poodle Temperament
The Standard Poodle is an extremely intelligent, alert, and lively breed. The Poodle is a high-spirited dog that loves human companionship and enjoys any attention you can give them. Their intelligence makes them fairly easy to train, although they can be stubborn at times so owners must be firm and consistent.
They are usually quite sensitive to vocal intonation, so positive praise for good behaviour goes a long way. They are good around children, dogs and other house hold pets, given they have been well socialised as a puppy.
Most Poodles love the water and retrieving, so it is important that care be taken around water to ensure their safety. They are also one of the few hypoallergenic breeds making them the perfect companion for people with allergies or asthma.
Standard Poodle Health Issues
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA): A group of retinal degeneration diseases that worsens over time and can lead to impaired vision or even blindness.
Patella Luxation: An abnormally shallow groove in the knee, which causes the knee cap (patella) to slip out of position.
Bloat: When a dogs stomach fills with food, fluid or gas, making it expand and put pressure against other organs, as well as compromising blood flow. Large breed dogs with narrow, deep chests are the highest at risk. This is increased when dogs eat very quickly as they can swallow air that they may be unable to release later.
At Kellyville Pets, we encourage responsible pet ownership.
CARE GUIDE © Copyright 2016 Kellyville Pets - All information found in this care guide is based upon our own experience. The information provided is not the only information available. In any medical situations, you should always consult your vet, including questions regarding your pet's diet.