Please read our poodle breed buying advice page first, or try our useful dog breed selector to find the perfect dog breed. You will have lots of questions about what to do about grooming, feeding, crating and other things related to taking your standard poodle puppy home. We have an entire section on our frequently asked questions page dedicated to questions & answers, pertaining to bringing your standard poodle puppy home.
This lively dog needs lots of exercise and loves the water! They are obedient, loyal, and good with people and other pets. This pup has many talents including retrieving, competitive obedience, tricks, and being a watch dog.
As such, the standard poodle is the only member of the non-sporting group that is also eligible for the akc retriever hunting tests. Although the poodle is the national dog of france, they actually originated in germany over 400 years ago where they were commonly used as a duck hunter. Their curly coat protected them from the elements and they were bred for their excellent swimming skills, high intelligence, and incredible retrieval skills. Poodles are quite vocal and may not be the best if you prefer a silent breed.
Because of this, they may be better-suited to a home with older children. Younger children should be fine as long as they are taught how to properly interact with a small dog and time with the dog is closely supervised. In addition to coat care, your poodle’s nails,poodle puppies for sale ears, and teeth will also need to be cared for. Regular professional grooming often helps with this as nail trimming should be done monthly, at least, to keep nails from growing too long.
They need regular exercise with the owner leading the way during walks. If they do not get the proper amount of exercise, they tend to get a bit high-strung. Grooming includes regular baths, teeth scaling, and regular trimmings. The most common for the miniature poodle is the “puppy clip”, a basic all over short cut.