Considering a Poodle? While every dog is an individual, it can’t hurt to know a few things about the breed’s reputation before deciding to make one part of your family. For the Poodle in a nutshell, check out our list of highlights below. And for an-depth look at the history and personality of this type of dog, take a look at our Poodle breed profile.
Poodles… the good stuff
- These dogs are exceptionally affectionate and devoted to their human family.
- Poodles are highly intelligent and like to please, making them relatively easy to train.
- Poodles are not big shedders and can be excellent choices for people with allergies.
- Typically very good with kids and friendly toward strangers and other dogs, Poodles are a good choice for first-time dog owners.
Poodles… don’t say we didn’t warn you
- Poodles don’t do well with long stretches by themselves and should not be left alone for hours on end.
- Some Poodles have a tendency to bark or howl.
- Like many purebred dogs, Poodles can be extra susceptible to major health problems.
- Poodles are highly energetic and quite playful. They require a lot of exercise to be kept happy (not to mention, manageable).
There are lots of Poodles in rescue organizations all over the country who would love to meet you!