Poodle

Elegant. Proud. Clever. The Poodle is an impressive dog, as the many best-in-show winners from this dog breed can attest. But behind the blue ribbons, impressive hairdos, and regal attitude, you’ll find an affectionate family dog with an ancient history and many talents.

Even though these are purebred dogs, you may find them in the care of shelters or rescue groups. Remember to adopt! Don’t shop if you want to bring a dog home.

 

Poodles are regarded as one of the most intelligent breeds in the world. They’re highly trainable and well suited for just about any task you put them to — and you will want to give them tasks to do. Bored Poodles can get destructive if they aren’t physically and mentally stimulated. But active owners who can meet their dog’s needs will find a loving, smart, trainable, and loyal family companion.

Vital Stats

Dog Breed Group

Companion Dogs

Height

From 10 to over 22 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

6 to 70 pounds

Life Span

12 to 15 years

Stuff For Poodle Fans

Breed Characteristics

Adaptability

4/5

All-Around Friendliness

5/5

Health And Grooming Needs

2/5

Trainability

4/5

Physical Activity

4/5