About the Poodle | Royal Canin Club Malaysia

About the Poodle

The Poodle has four recognised sizes, ranging from the Toy, Miniature, Medium and Standard, reaching 60cm tall.

Their reputation for loyalty, elegance and capacity for learning help explain why they are greatly prized as companion dogs across the world. 
Poodle comes from the German word for the breed, “Pudel”. In German, “puddeln” is a verb that means to splash. In French, the word for Poodle is caniche, based on the word cane, which means female duck. Therefore, in all instances, Poodles are inextricably bound up with water.
Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics
• Country: France
• Size category: Various
• Average life expectancy: 12–15 years
• Traits: Friendly / Loyal / Alert / Lively / Even-tempered/Intelligent

Key facts
• Pleasant companion animal. 
• Frequent grooming required
• Highly adaptable to indoors
• Highly trainable

Origins of the breed
Originally, Poodles were used for wildfowling. They are primarily descended from an old breed of water dog, the Barbet, with which they share many characteristics. Breeders worked hard to produce original individuals of uniform colour and their efforts have been duly rewarded as Poodles have become the world’s favourite French dog since the beginning of the 20th century.

Royal Canin’s Tailored Nutrition for Poodles: Complete feed for dogs - Specially for adult and mature Poodles

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