Standard Poodle

standard-poodle-1549558_960_720Standard Poodle History:

In the early times, the Standard Poodle was used for duck hunting bird hunting. No one really knows the breed’s true country of origin. France took claim on the origin but AKC gave the honor to Germany. Towards the second half of the 19th century, their use in hunting declined in favor of their use in circuses and status symbols of the wealthy. Standard Poodles have been winning titles against the more widely used native breeds. In the 18th century, they became popular with the royal people.

Appearance:

The coat should be of naturally curly and dense. They are determined by height not weight, unlike some dogs. The ears are slight below eye level. The eyes are often very dark and oval in shape. The Poodle has a wide variety of coloring, including white, black, brown, silver, gray, silver beige, apricot, red, cream, and patterns.

Temperament:

Poodles are known to be highly intelligent, energetic, and sociable. It appears to be reserved at first but is warm and friendly towards the end. They are highly trainable because they are very obedient. They have a kindly demeanor and a love of playing games. They are very gentle with children. They dislike being left alone or left out of the family fun and some get anxious at being left in the house alone.

Health:

The most common serious health issues of Standard Poodles are Addison’s disease, gastric dilatation volvulus, thyroid issues, epilepsy, hip dysplasia, and cancer. They are also prone to minor issues. The most common of these minor issues is probably an ear infection.