The Poodle, though often equated to the beauty with no brains, is exceptionally smart, active and excels in obedience training. The breed comes in three size varieties, which may contribute to why Poodle is one of the most popular breeds according to AKC® Registration statistics. Poodles can be a variety of solid colors, including white, black, apricot and gray, but never parti-colored.
There’s the old stereotype of Poodles as a foofy velvet-pillow dogs looking down their long noses at us. Not true. Poodles are eager-to-please, highly trainable “real dogs.” They like to work closely with their humans and can master all kinds of tricks and dog sports. The Standard, with his greater size and strength, is the best athlete of the Poodle family, but all Poodles can be trained with great success. The Miniature can be shy around strangers; the Standard tends to be more outgoing.
Did You Know?
The Poodle is known for superior intelligence and exceptional learning ability.
The Toy Poodle is known for superior intelligence and exceptional learning ability.
The Poodle clip is not merely decorative (though it may seem that way now); it is in fact a necessary clip meant to protect the joints and vital organs in cold water.
The Toy Poodle achieved great popularity in France and was known worldwide as a "trick dog." They were court favorites during the reign of Louis XVI and Queen Anne.
The Toy Poodle, like all Poodles, possesses wonderful swimming ability; the coat is adapted to water, and will cord if left to grow naturally.
Grover Cleveland owned a Poodle (although some reports say it was a Pekingese).
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
|Description||Desc.||Standard Colors||Std. Colors||Registration Code||Reg. Code|
|Black & Apricot||246|
|Black & Brown||009|
|Black & Cream||010|
|Black & Gray||012|
|Black & Red||014|
|Black & Silver||016|
|Black & Tan||018|
|Black & White||019|
|Blue & White||045|
|Brown & Apricot||247|
|Brown & White||063|
|Cafe Au Lait||069|
|Cream & White||077|
|Gray & White||105|
|Red & Apricot||157|
|Red & White||146|
|White & Apricot||200|
|White & Silver||216|
|Description||Desc.||Standard Markings||Std. Markings||Registration Code||Reg. Code|