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  • Breed: Standard Poodle
  • Group: Purebred
  • Height: 18-24"
  • Weight: 45-70 lbs
  • HypoAllergenic: Yes
  • Coat: Curly, Non-Shedding
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STANDARD POODLE PUPPIES FOR SALE

Our Standard Poodle puppies for sale are lively, bright, empathetic, allergen-friendly pups and make ideal companions for anyone! These adorable curly-coated puppies are easy to train, low-shed, and get along well with children and other pets! Browse our Standard Poodle puppies for sale, and bring home a pup with an elegant spirit, a striking appearance, and outstanding intelligence!

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overview of the Standard Poodle Dog Breed

Are you looking for a friendly (yet elegant), low-shed dog that’s easy to train?
Take a look at our Standard Poodle puppies for sale below!

Standard poodles are intelligent, loving, and easy to house train. They are great companions (It’s said that poodles can read their owner’s emotions!), and they are athletic, too!

Many people think of the elaborate, pom-pom-like haircut (called the “Continental Clip”) when they think of poodles. However, poodles can be given regular haircuts that follow the contour of their body (called a “Sporting Clip”).

Purchase your Standard poodle puppy today and experience the joy of an elegant, intelligent, and low-shed companion, or view one of our other available puppies for sale!

Standard Poodle temperament

Intelligent and trainable: Described as “wickedly smart” by AKC.org, a poodle can learn an incredible amount of commands and is even known to outwit its owners. Such intelligence means it needs opportunities to use its mind – do not keep a Poodle in a kennel. They need to be part of the family and allowed to interact and work with humans. Poodles make excellent therapy and companion dogs.

People Loving and Friendly: Poodles love adults, children, and other dogs. They will sound the alarm at strangers but will be friendly. Poodles must be socialized at a young age, or they can become nervous and timid.

Allergen-Friendly: The poodle is one of the lowest shedding breeds, and many people with allergies can tolerate a poodle. However, if you have allergies it’s best to talk to your doctor before adopting a puppy.

Lively and playful: Poodles love to be the center of attention. They are attentive to their owners and love walks or doing tricks. Poodles were bred for retrieving and swimming and are excellent at both.

Loyal: Poodles are known for their loyalty to their families. They often form strong bonds with their owners and can be protective when they sense a potential threat.

The Ultimate Companion Dog: People-loving, easy to train, eager to please, and Hypo-allergenic – standard poodles make excellent companions for anyone! Standard poodles rank seventh in the breeds registered with AKC.

Adaptable: Standard Poodles are adaptable dogs and can fit well into various living situations, from apartments to houses with yards. They are also known for adapting well to different lifestyles and households, making them suitable for families, singles, or seniors.

It’s important to note that individual variations can occur within any breed, and a dog’s upbringing, training, and socialization play a significant role in shaping their personality. If you are considering adding a Standard Poodle to your family, be prepared to provide them with the mental and physical stimulation they need to thrive, as well as regular grooming to maintain their coat.

Standard Poodle Breed history

Although Poodles are the national dog of France, they originated in Germany, where they were bred and used as retrieving water dogs. At that time, the Poodle’s showy haircut was practical – it allowed the poodle to move about easily while hunting while still protecting certain parts of its body, such as the paws, chest, and head.

With its elegance and intelligence, the poodle became a popular breed among the French nobles and in other parts of Europe. Because of their trainable, attention-loving nature and showy looks, poodles were often used in the circus. They have also been used for hunting truffles (underground mushrooms) with their long snouts.

The Standard Poodle was downsized to the Miniature and the Toy Poodle. If they are well-bred, each breed is a replica of each other.
Today, the Standard Poodle ranks number seven in breeds registered with AKC.

Today, there is a wealth of delightful Poodle mixes available, including the Goldendoodle, Labradoodle, and Newfypoo.

Standard Poodle Average size

A standard poodle 15-28 inches tall at the shoulder.

Miniature poodles are 10-15 inches tall, and poodles under 10 inches are classified as toy poodles.

Male standard poodles weigh 60-70 pounds, and females weigh 40-50 pounds.

Average Standard Poodle lifespan

Standard Poodles usually live 10-18 years.

Standard Poodle body features

Poodles are known for their elegant, square form when standing. They have a long, narrow muzzle with dark eyes set far apart. Their ears are long and flat and hang close to the sides of their head.

Poodles are usually solid colored and can be black, blue, silver, gray, cream, apricot, red, white, brown, or café au lait.

grooming Your Standard Poodle Puppy

 Many people think of the elaborate, pom-pom-like haircut (called the “Continental Clip”)  when they think of poodles. However, poodles can be given regular haircuts that follow the contour of their body (called a “Sporting Clip”). 

Although Poodles are known for minimal shedding, their curly coats still need some extra care. They need to be groomed every 4-6 weeks and brushed regularly, or their coat will become matted and tangled. You can take your Miniature Poodle to the groomer or learn to give them a haircut by yourself. 

Your poodle will also need its teeth brushed and nails trimmed regularly. 

Keeping Your Standard Poodle Puppy Healthy

Most poodles are healthy and can live 10-18 years if they are well cared for. 

Standard Poodles are at risk for gastric dilatation-volvulus, also called bloat. This can occur in any deep-chested dog. Bloat happens when the stomach becomes distended with gas and then twisted. The dog is unable to release the air, and from there, it affects blood flow to the heart. Bloat can be deadly, and to prevent it, avoid hard exercise after eating for your dog. Watch for a distended abdomen, excessive salivating, dry heaving, restlessness, or weakness with a rapid heart rate.

Two adrenal disorders, Addison’s disease and Cushing’s syndrome, can occur in poodles. These can both be treated with life-long medication and occasionally surgery. 

Hypothyroidism- not enough thyroid hormones – is another condition in poodles which can be managed with medication. 

Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a genetic condition that leads to blindness, and poodles are susceptible to this condition. 

Poodles can also be affected by Von Willebrand’s disease, a blood clotting disorder. 

Like all dog breeds, they are susceptible to hip and elbow dysplasia, two of the most common health issues among dogs.

Hip and elbow dysplasia occurs when the leg or hip becomes weakened, and it can result in arthritis or potential lameness if not addressed.

One of the best ways to prevent this is by keeping your dog from running excessively on hard surfaces, especially when they are puppies.

You also can protect your dog from another common health problem: obesity. One of the best ways to extend your dog’s life is by feeding them the correct amount of food and giving them adequate exercise.

Typical Standard Poodle Allergens

 Allergens are caused by dander, which is dead skin cells. Both animals and humans shed these skin cells. Dander is attached to the hair that dogs shed. 

Poodles are one of the lowest shedding dog breeds and are considered hypo-allergenic. However, each puppy has a different combination of genes so allergens vary from dog to dog.  

If you or someone in your home has animal allergy concerns, please consult your health provider before adopting a puppy. 

  • Are Poodles timid?
    Some Poodles are more sensitive to touch or stern reprimands. These individuals may not be the best choice for loud households or households with small children.
  • Are Poodles the smartest dog breed?
    Research shows that Poodles have the second-highest IQ of all dogs. Border Collies have the highest.
  • Did Poodles originate in France?
    Actually, no. Poodles were originally from Germany. The name “Poodle” comes from the German word “Pudel.” Poodles became associated with France because they were a favorite of French nobles throughout history.
  • What sizes of Poodles are there?
    Poodles typically come in three sizes: Standard, Miniature, and Toy.
  • Are Poodles hard to groom?
    Poodles don’t necessarily need fancy haircuts, but their curly coats do take care. You should brush and clip your Poodle regularly.
  • Is the Poodle breed known to have a lot of health problems?
    Poodles are generally a healthy breed. However, like all breeds, there are certain health issues you should watch for. Talk to your vet or breeder about any concerns you have.
  • Do Poodles shed?
    Good news! Poodles are considered a non-shedding breed. This does not mean they literally don’t shed - all dogs shed, Poodles included. However, when Poodles shed the loose hair gets caught in their curly coats, so you won’t find it all over your home.
  • Are Poodles a sensitive breed?
    Poodles are very sensitive dogs. It often seems they can sense what their owners are feeling. Some can also be more timid and sensitive to touch or harsh commands than other dogs. These individuals may not do as well with small children.
  • Are Poodles aggressive?
    No, Poodles are not known to be an aggressive breed. However, all dogs have the potential to become aggressive if they don’t have proper training or feel threatened. Poodles are no exception. Give your Poodle proper training and make sure it is well socialized at a young age to prevent it from becoming aggressive.
  • Do Poodles bark a lot?
    While not known as a "yappy breed," Poodles may bark frequently. They may bark if alarmed, left alone, or when excited.

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