Poodles: The Intelligent and Stylish Breed
Poodles are a beloved breed of dog in America with an estimated number of 2 million. They are known for their intelligence, loyalty, and playful personalities which make them great companions.
Poodles were originated in Germany as water dogs in the 14th century and imported to France in the 16th century. Soon, it became popular with the French aristocracy and was later brought to America by French immigrants in the 17th century. Poodles became more popular in the 19th century among wealthy families as a status symbol and a symbol of elegance.
Details about Poodles:
Poodles can be of three different sizes:
1. Toy Poodle
2. Miniature Poodle
3. Standard Poodle
The smallest and most popular size of Poodle which breed was developed in the early 1900s.
Height: stands up to 10 inches tall
Weight: weighing about 6 to 9 pounds. .
More active than Toy Poodle which breed was developed in mid 19th century.
Height: stands 11 to 15 inches tall and
Weight: 15 to 17 pounds.
The original breed in size- Largest of the three and very active.
Height: Stands 15 to 22 inches tall
Weight: Male – 45 to 70 pounds
Females – 45 to 60 pounds.
Coat: Poodles have a thick, curly coat.Their coat requires regular grooming to prevent matting.
Colors: Poodle comes in a variety of colors, including black, white, brown, apricot, and gray.
Lifespan: The average lifespan of a Poodle is 12-15 years
Temperament: Poodles are known for their loyalty and playful personalities. They are also popular as watchdogs.
Training: Poodles are on of the smartest dog breeds to learn new commands and eager to please their owners quickly. This makes the training task easier for the owner.
Grooming: Poodles have a thick, curly coat that requires regular grooming which can be a time-consuming process, but it is important to brush and bath them regularly for keeping the coat healthy and free of mats.
Poodle puppy price:
Standard poodle: $500 to $1,500
Miniature poodle: $1,000 to $2,000
Toy poodle: $1,500 to $2,000.
No. Of 3 types of Poodles in America:
Standard Poodles: 500,000
Miniature Poodles: 750,000
Toy Poodles: 750,000
No. of Poodles in different states in America :
New York: 64,550
Safe food items:
Proteins: Chicken, beef, turkey, lamb, fish, eggs, and dairy products are all good sources of protein to maintain muscle mass and energy.
Grains: Good sources of grains for poodle include brown rice, oatmeal, and quinoa which provide carbohydrates.
Carbohydrates: Good sources of carbohydrates for Poodle’s energy includes brown rice, whole-wheat pasta, and sweet potatoes.
Fats: Healthy fats are found in fish, nuts, and seeds which is essential for Poodle’s coat and skin health.
Vitamins and minerals: Some good sources of vitamins and minerals are needed for a Poodle to stay healthy including fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
Fiber: Good sources of fiber for poodle include fruits, vegetables, and whole grains for good digestion.
Fruits: Apples, bananas, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries.
Vegetables: Carrots, broccoli, green beans, peas, sweet potatoes.
Some Avoidable food items:
Chocolate, Grapes and raisins, Avocado, Onions and garlic, Macadamia nuts, Xylitol, etc.
Average annual spending on Poodles:
Average annual spending by the owner is around $1500 to $2000 of which-
Food and Treat Cost: $700
Vet Care: $500
Grooming & Training: $300
Other Expenses: $200
Interesting facts about Poodles:
• Poodle was originated in Germany and the name of the breed comes from the German word “pudel” or “pudelin,”
• Poodle is an excellent swimmer and have a soft mouth that makes them gentle with downed game.
• Poodle is a active dog and good for people who enjoy hiking, swimming, and other outdoor activities.
• Poodle has been featured in many movies and TV shows, including -The Wizard of Oz, 101 Dalmatians, The Aristocats, and many works of art, including paintings by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali.
• The world’s oldest Poodle dog, Uncle Chichi lived for 26 years old and died in 2009 after a year-long battle with cancer.
• The world’s tallest poodle was a standard poodle named Zeus from Michigan and he stood 3 feet, 4 inches tall.
• The world’s shortest poodle was a teacup poodle named Boo Boo from Texas. He stood just 9.8 inches tall at the shoulder.
Some famous Poodles are:
Vicky – The pet of Richard Nixon
Gaullie – The pet of John F. Kennedy
Mojo – The pet of Prince Harry
Sebastian – The poodle with 100,000 followers on Instagram.
Pros and Cons of Poodles:
• Smart and trainable.
• Versatile sizes fit according to lifestyle
• Can wear different haircuts.
• Long lifespan
• Good family dogs
• High grooming needs
• Can be sensitive
• High-energy level
• Prone to health problems.
• High price
Poodles are loyal and loving companions. They are great pets for active families with children. Poodle can be a good choice as an intelligent and stylish dog.
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