The Standard Poodle is a companion dog that originated in France. It is the national dog breed of France.
Appearance & Grooming
The Standard Poodle is a medium-sized dog. The breed has thin and wavy hair in apricot, brown, gray, silver, white, blue, cream, red, beige, and black. The Standard Poodle sheds infrequently but may require professional handling during grooming.
Behavior & Disposition
The Standard Poodle is intelligent and active. They tend to play well with children. However adult supervision is recommended when playing with other dogs.
The Standard Poodle has a high activity level and it is easy for the breed to become overweight. For optimal health, the Standard Poodle should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and avoid foods containing cooked bones and high fat contents.
The Standard Poodle is a very smart and sociable dog and can learn quickly. Fun, short training sessions are an effective way to train this breed.