Choosing a Poodle

The Poodle is a highly intelligent breed. This breed is the 8th most popular breed. There are 3 sizes of Poodles recognized by the A.K.C. Standard, Miniature, and Toy. Measurements are taken at the
highest point of the shoulders called the withers. Standards are the largest size, and measure over 15 inches, the average is 22 to 27 inches. They generally weigh   around 45 to 70 lbs. Miniatures are the middle size, and measure over 10 inches to 15 inches. They generally weigh around 15 to 17 lbs.

Toys are the smaller size and measure 10 inches and under. They generally weigh 10 lbs. and under. The poodle is proportioned in a square appearance. The length of the body measured from the top of
the shoulder blades to the point of the rump, approximates height from the withers, thus giving the admired square appearance.

Head: The eyes are dark, oval and set far enough apart to give an alert expression.

Ears: Always hang close to the head, set around eye level; leathers are long and wide with thick hair.

Skull:
Must be moderately rounded with a slight stop between the eyes. Cheekbones and muscles are flat.


Muzzle: Slender long, straight, and fine.

Teeth:
white with a scissor bite to where their teeth line up evenly

Poodles come in a variety of colors. Their coat is preferred to be of one solid color. A Parti-color is not an even solid color these make perfect pets but are disqualified for show