In years past, it seems this breed has acquired the reputation of a show ring prim Dona. Nothing could be farther from the truth. That curly coat served as insulation with water shedding capabilities that helped this breed perform in the field. They are intelligent, affectionate, and loyal family pets that are tolerant of children and highly trainable.
1. Poodles 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Poodle Temperament and Training
3. Poodle Diet and Feeding
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Poodles generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Poodles. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Poodle with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.