You may have heard of the Poodle stereotype. An aloof, stuck-up dog peering down his snout at others. In actuality, however, the breed couldn’t be more different. He is eager to please, easy to train and loves being around his humans.
The Poodle has both brains and beauty. The breed is considered one of the smartest of all the canines. He also has an elegant, sophisticated appearance with a textured, hypoallergenic coat in white, black, apricot or gray. This dignified dog has long been considered the national breed of France.
Poodles come in three sizes: Toy (9-11 inches tall), Miniature (11-14 inches tall) or Standard (14-18 inches tall).