The Poodle is a beloved dog breed known for its active, intelligent, trainable temperament and curly, dense coat. Classified as a non-sporting breed, the Poodle is a medium/large dog with an average weight of 45-70 pounds and a height of 15-21 inches.
This breed typically has a 10-18 year life span and requires high amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Poodle has high grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Poodle’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Poodle Breed Information
Breed Group: non-sporting
Average Weight (lbs): 45-70
Average Height (in): 15-21
Life Expectancy (years): 10-18
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Coat Type: curly, dense
Coat Colors: black, white, brown, gray, apricot, cream, red, blue, silver
Poodle Temperament and Personality
Temperament: active, intelligent, trainable
Trainability: highly trainable, eager to please, responds well to praise
Exercise Needs: high
Grooming Needs: high
Common Health Issues: hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, bloat
To learn more about this breed, visit our Dog Breeds category.