Poodle Info & Poodle Breeders

The poodle is a group of formal dog breeds, the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle (one registry organisation also recognizes a Medium Poodle variety, between Standard and Miniature), with many coat colors. Originally bred in Germany as a type of water dog, the poodle is skillful in many dog sports, including agility, obedience, tracking, and even herding. Poodles have taken top honors in many conformation shows, including "Best in Show" at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 1991 and 2002, and at the World Dog Show in 2007 and 2010.

Unlike most breeds, poodles can come in a variety of sizes, distinguished by adult shoulder (withers) height. The exact height cutoffs among the varieties vary slightly from country to country. The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) recognizes four sizes of one breed: standard, medium, miniature, and toy. Non-FCI kennel clubs generally recognize three sizes, standard, miniature, and toy, sometimes as sizes of the same breed and sometimes as separate breeds. Only the FCI describes a maximum size for Standard Poodles. France is the country responsible for the breed in the FCI, and in this country, the puppies of all sizes are listed together. The terms royal standard, teacup, and tiny teacup are marketing names, and are not recognized by any major kennel club.

Unlike most dogs which have double coats, poodles have a single layer coat (no undercoat is present) composed of dense, curly fur that sheds minimally. They could be considered hypoallergenic (though not completely allergen free). The poodle does shed, but instead of the fur coming off the dog, it becomes tangled in the surrounding hair. This can lead to matting without proper care. Texture ranges from coarse and woolly to soft and wavy. Poodle show clips require many hours of brushing and care per week, about 10 hours/week for a Standard Poodle. Poodles are usually clipped down into lower-maintenance cuts as soon as their show careers are over. Pet clips are much less elaborate than show and require much less maintenance. A pet owner can anticipate grooming a poodle every six to eight weeks. Although professional grooming is often costly, poodles are easy to groom at home with the proper equipment.

Of note is this breed's keen sense for instinctive behavior. In particular, marking and hunting drives are more readily observable than in most other breeds. Classified as highly energetic, poodles can also get bored fairly easily, and have been known to get creative about finding mischief.

Source: Wikipedia

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Registered Poodle Breeders

Adithe Toy Poodles - Poodle Breeder - Brisbane, QLD
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Breeder of black and brown toy poodles since late 70's. Have successfully bred ... read more
Beauhill Toy Poodles - Toy Poodle Breeder, Victoria
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I am a small breeder of beautiful toy poodles. I breed for good temperament and ... read more
Gypsy Sands - Toy Poodle Breeder - Broken Hill, NSW
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A small country town registered breeder of English Cocker Spaniels & now ... read more
Jenuin Poodles - Miniature and Toy Poodle Breeder - Melbourne, VIC
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Jenuin Poodles has been involved with Exhibiting and Breeding Miniature and Toy ... read more
JONJUL Red toy poodle breeder - Melbourne, VIC
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JONJUL is a small boutique breeder of red toy poodles. All my dogs are my pets ... read more
Kirada Kennel - Standard Poodle Breeder - Adelaide, SA
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Kirada Kennels breed standard Poodles and located South-East of Adelaide in Mt. ... read more
Legadema Poodles - Poodle Breeder
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I am a small breeder of mini poodles which means our dogs and puppies are ... read more
Myflair Miniature Poodles - Miniature Poodle Breeder - Brisbane, QLD
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Breeders & Exhibitors of Champion Black and White Miniature Poodles with ... read more
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I am a small breeder and have had toy poodles for 19yrs. My dogs are part of ... read more
Rivierra Standard Poodles - Poodle Breeder - Maryborough, Qld
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Breeder of STANDARD POODLES with outstanding temperament, health and ... read more
SILKYELK - Chinese Crested  Dog & Toy Poodle Breeder, Bundaberg - QLD
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I have shown and titled over 18 toy poodle champions including Best in show ... read more
Tawhiao French Bulldog and Toy Poodle Breeder - Brisbane, QLD
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We show and breed Toy Poodles & French Bulldogs. All of our dogs are DNA ... read more
Trevasco - Poodle & Toy Poodle Breeder - Rockhampton, QLD
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We breed standard poodles and toy poodles of sound temperament for loving ... read more