Standard Poodles have a thick, soft, curly coat. They are a non-shedding breed that require a significant amount of grooming. The amount of grooming required is dependent on the type look you want your poodle to have. To keep their curly coats free of knots, Standard Poodles require clipping every 6 week and regular brushing. To prevent their coat from matting, daily brushing is recommended as once the hair matts it is difficult to undo. Poodle ears, as with all floppy eared breeds, need cleaning regularly or they may become infected. They may also occasionally require plucking to prevent excessive hair buildup in the ears. Around their eyes should also be cleaned daily to prevent buildup of eye discharge and tear staining.
Standard Poodles are a large breed of dog that require regular exercise, this can be short, intense activity or loner, mild activity. As Standard Poodles are a large breed of dog they are suitable for those with a moderate to large sized yard. Standard Poodles are very intelligent dogs that thrive on training so it is important to continue cognitive stimulation into their lifestyle. This may include weekly obedience training classes, learning new tricks, puzzles, agility training just to name a few.
Standard Poodles are fantastic companions for many different lifestyles but is important to remember that they require regular exercise. The Standard Poodle is a beautiful breed of dog very compatible with all types of families as they are very affectionate, loving dogs.