PURINA: Your Pet, Our Passion


Dignified, elegant and affectionate, the Poodle originated in Germany as a water retriever. The breed has three size varieties. Besides his beauty, the Poodle is known for his superior intelligence and learning ability. The active Poodle can live in many living situations as long as he receives daily exercise. His hypoallergenic coat requires regular grooming.
Living Considerations
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living if adequately exercised
  • Good with children
Did you know?
Famous Poodle owners include musician "Weird Al" Yankovic, philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, composer Ludwig van Beethoven, authors John Steinbeck and Gertrude Stein, and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
Also Known As:
  • Size Toy, Small/Medium or Large
  • Height Toy - 25 centimetres or less at the shoulder
    Miniature - over 25 but under 38 centimetres
    Standard - at least 38 centimetres
  • Weight Toy - 4.5 kilograms or less
    Miniature - 11.5 to 13.5 kilograms
    Standard - 18 to 32 kilograms
  • Coat Medium
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Solid blue, grey, silver, brown, café-au-lait, apricot, or cream
  • Activities Agility, Conformation, Hunting Tests, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Tracking
  • Indoor/Outdoor Indoor