Toy, miniature or standard, the Poodle is spirited, smart and social. The Poodle is the second smartest dog breed. She loves people and her being so perceptive often results in an uncanny ability to know what others are thinking.

Poodles want to be where the action is, even more so if it's their humans are. They are brainy, peppy and they love humans. Standards are intelligent, energetic and athletic, and they require lots of activity to remain healthy, fit and happy. Miniatures and Toys are highly sensitive to what their people need and want. That is one of the reason why they make such wonderful pets. The Poodle is dignified, proud, intelligent, with a strong sense of self. Sometimes too smart for her own good, she gets in trouble because she was able to outthink her human.

The energy level of a Poodle is extremely high, and she is not always suited for an apartment or a condo lifestyle, as she can be loud and rambunctous.

There is not much a Poodle cannot do when it comes to sports and activities. Even though they are high-energy, Poodles are happy to cuddle on the sofa as long as they can be with their people.

The Many Colors of Poodles:

The Poodle's caot color can be solid color, including white, black, brown, cream, silver, cafe-au-lait, blue, fray or apricot. Blue, blackgray, silver, cream and white Poodles have black noses, eye-rims, lips, toenails and very dark eyes.

Brown and cafe-au-lait Poodles have liver-colored noses, eye-rims and lips and amber eyes. Apricot Poodles can have either liver or black.

All Poodles need daily brushing and regular grooming to manage their thick curly coat.

Poodles are high-energy, high-maintenance and highly intelligent dogs. If you don't like long walks, brushing, grooming or a dog that will outsmart you at times, the Poodle is not for you.

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