Other names : Caniche, Pudelhund

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Life expectancy

The Poodle has a life expectancy of between 12 and 19 years




Adult size

Female Between 9 and 24 in
Male Between 9 and 24 in

Adult weight

Female Between 13 and 51 lb
Male Between 13 and 51 lb
Coat colour
Black White Brown Sand
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Poodle costs between £640 and £875

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More details about the Poodle

Poodle: Origins and history

This currently predominantly companion dog’s ancestor was a fierce, rather primitive hunter of feral character: the Barbet, a water hunting dog. The Poodle was in fact originally employed in the hunting of water birds. Contemporary breeding has since focused on the production of companion dogs, resulting in one of the most beloved and widespread breeds in the world. Despite all of this, the dog’s name still references a hunting capacity in almost all languages: in french, ‘Caniche’ comes from the word ‘cane’, which is the female designation for a duck. It is called ‘Pudel’ in german and Poodle in english, both of which mean ‘swimmer’.

FCI classification of the Poodle

  • Group 9 - Companion and Toy Dogs

  • Section 2 : Poodle

Poodle: Varieties

  • Toy Poodle
  • Miniature Poodle
  • Medium Poodle
  • Standard Poodle

Training a Poodle

This dog is very easy and pleasant to train, since she rapidly integrates what is asked of her. Endowed with an exceptional intelligence and sensitivity, coercive training methods will only serve to impact her in a very negative way. You must therefore prioritise gentle methods based on positive reinforcement and trust. 

Despite her great docility, the training process must be implemented as soon as the Poodle pup integrates the house, so as to prevent her from developing any bad habits- especially in the case of toy and miniature specimens, which one tends to be more lenient towards.

Poodle: Purchase price

The price of a Poodle varies depending on its origins, and variety (toy, miniature, medium or standard). You have to count an average of £875 for dogs registered at the Kennel Club. 

Depending on her size, the monthly budget required to meet this companion dog’s needs will range from £20 to £40 per month.

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