General Characteristics:

The intelligent Poodle is an active, fun-loving dog. Early socialization is a must along with obedience training. Poodles can be protective of their families and homes. Being originally hunting dogs, poodles do require exercise and training to be at their best as companion dogs. Grooming is integral for poodles. With the tendency of the coat to mat, poodles need daily grooming. 


Avg. Weight Male:
27 - 32 kg
Avg. Weight Female:
18 - 23 kg
Average Lifespan:
12 – 15 years

Genetic Predisposition:

A genetic predisposition means that an individual may have a tendency to develop certain diseases as a consequence of inherited defects in the genes. Although some disorders occur because of spontaneous mutation of genes, many genetic disorders are inherited. These conditions are seen quite often in canines, mostly but not exclusively, in purebreds. Having said that, this breed has an increased risk for the following conditions which may or may not manifest:

Bloat Diabetes Joint Problems Epilepsy Luxating Patella Eye Problems Cancer

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