The poodle is a group of formal dog breeds, the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle. The origin of the breed is still discussed, with a prominent dispute over whether the poodle descends from Germany as a type of water dog, or from the French Barbet.

Life span: 12 – 15 years

Temperament: Extroverted, Friendly, Sociable, Playful, Intelligent, Active

Weight: 7–27kg

Height: Toy Poodle: 24 – 28 cm, Miniature Poodle: 28 – 35 cm, Standard Poodle: 45 – 60 cm, Medium Poodle: 35 – 45 cm

Colours: Black, Apricot, White, Cream, Black & White, Blue, Silver, Sable, Brown, Red, Grey

Hypoallergenic: Yes

Origin: France, Germany

Health concerns: Hip Dysplasia in dogs happens when a Poodle’s hip joint becomes weak or deteriorates. Epilepsy, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Addison’s Disease, Thyroid Issues, Bloat, Hypoglycemia in Puppies

Did you know: The unique Poodle coat doesn’t shed the same way other dogs do. Because of this, they are considered hypoallergenic, or much easier to live with for allergy sufferers