Poodles typically weigh between 45 to 70 pounds, and are characterized by their dense, curly fur that sheds minimally There are three sizes of Poodle, all considered part of the same breed: going from smallest to largest, these are the Toy, the Miniature, and the Standard. Intelligent, loving, loyal, and mischievous are four words Poodle enthusiasts commonly use to describe the breed's personality. Despite their elegant the Poodle has a goofy streak and loves to play. The breed usually does well in obedience and agility.
Common Health Conditions
- Just like humans, dogs can suffer from bladder stones- and they can be very uncomfortable for your Poodle.
- Addison’s disease is known to have a genetic predisposition affecting several breeds, such as the Poodle.
- Poodles are among 30 breeds affected by a disease called sebaceous adenitis. SA is an inherited allergy that affects the lubrication of the skin and hair follicles. Standard poodles are the most affected of all three poodle varieties, but SA has been found in toy and miniature poodles as well.