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    Is this dog friendly?
    Is this dog smart?

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    no but i wish i did!
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    (Original post by Fudge-Packer)
    no but i wish i did!
    HA.... Me,too.
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    I would say both dog friendly and intelligent lots of grooming though!
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    My ex did, a blue one. They actually require no grooming as such per week, but most take them to a grooming parlour every 6-8 weeks to get a poodle style hair cut with the poof on the head/end of tail and shaved on the neck/body.

    Poodles are incredibly intelligent, one of the cleverest dogs I believe. They can be a bit hyper and very excitable so I'd say you'd want to make sure it learned not to jump up and to respect other people's space quite early on but they are lovely dogs.

    They are prone to ear infections but these don't require too much treatment just drops and my ex's in the two years we dated never seemed to have any major problems, just one or two ear infections.
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    Poodles are highly intelligent dogs and need a great deal of mental stimulation. From experience the adore obedience training - though if this isn't for you, just make sure they are never bored, and get some kind of mental stimulation each day.

    Poodles are retrievers and gun dogs - most areas have a specialist centre nearby to train your dog in the sport, and they love it - it is what they were originally bred to do! If you get one, look into this!

    I'm not sure about grooming, but the wiki page for poodles gives a great deal of good info!
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    Standard Poodles rule, I used to have a black one until last year. They are great pets specially if you'd like to show them as they love the attention of the show ring.
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    I work at a groomers and see a few
    Lovely dogs and quite hyper and excitable, well the young ones are but they are intelligent so they get more obedient with age.
    Taking them to a groomers can be pretty expensive (i know most around here charge £50+ every 6-8 weeks)
    And yes as said above they can get ear infections but groomers strip all the hair out of the ear canal, so as long as you keep on top of grooming they shouldn't get one ! :d
    Gorgeous dogs though.. I recommend
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    I have a toy poodle and she quite literally believes that she is a human being. I've never met a dog smarter than she is (and this is with no bias whatsoever, I've met quite a few intelligent dogs) so I imagine that the standard size would be just as, if not more, intelligent.
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    (Original post by EcstaticMuse)
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    And friendly. I forgot friendly. This type of dog is known for being incredibly sweet and loyal. If you're looking for a companion that will follow you around with nothing but puppy love in their eyes, you've found the right breed. :yep:
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      I think we're having one for dinner tomorrow.
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        Ive got a miniture apricot poodle (actually he's standard sized :P )
        and around ym area he is the cleverest, best trained dog.

        Out of all the sizes, standards are the calmest temperament, and their primary job has always been as a working dog. They thrive on mental stimulation, which can be in forms such as trick training, or various toys. They excel at retrieval work (my dog is a trained gunddog) however, very few peopel now work them, and prefer to use labs etc.

        standards do need excersize, and can be frisky, but are adept at learning what you want from them, so obediance training is easy, if started young.

        They do need quite a bit of grooming, however, you can do this yourself if you buy some pet clippers, blades and combs.
        If the hair is short, it is easy to keep clean, and unmatted, however, longer coats require more care, as when puppies mature they go through a coat change which can cause you're cute bundle of fluff to turn into a matter mess in less than 2 weeks if you dont keep up with brushing.

        Poodles have been used as watchdogs, and police dogs all over the world, and can be vocal, but if you teach them to bark on command, like I have to mine, they generally tend to be less vocal... although males can be territorial.

        They are incredibly gentle dogs.
        My poodle loves children, and we are thinking of registering him as a therapy dog for disabled kids.

        They are loyal...and loving, and need alot of attention... but the same gos for any dog!
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        Standard poodles have been known to commit suicide when depressed, other dogs usually don't do that. I guess they are intelligent enough to be capable of self-destructiveness if they are suffering.

        Other than that they are nice and friendly dogs but they need a lot of exercise. If you don't have time to spend an hour in the park with your dog every day get a toy poodle instead. They are also, as someone mentioned before, one of the most intelligent dog breeds there is, meaning they learn tricks quickly but get bored easily and need a lot of mental stimulation or they may start misbehaving.
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          [QUOTE=HannieTheConqueror;2935468 7]Standard poodles have been known to commit suicide when depressed, other dogs usually don't do that. I guess they are intelligent enough to be capable of self-destructiveness if they are suffering.
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          This is a load of bulldung.
          Dogs do not commit 'suicide' since it almost entirely a concept that has to be thought about in the future tense, of which I believe dogs do not have tha true ability to process (unless you mean by accident which is a totoally different thing)

          many dog breed are capable of self mutilation - but again is not about depression but can be related to hormones, allergies, skin conditions, nerve conditions and truly mental problems.


          I suggest a miniature - of the 3 sizes accepted in the UK they are the healthiest.
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          (Original post by Leooonie)
          Dogs do not commit 'suicide' since it almost entirely a concept that has to be thought about in the future tense, of which I believe dogs do not have tha true ability to process (unless you mean by accident which is a totoally different thing)

          many dog breed are capable of self mutilation - but again is not about depression but can be related to hormones, allergies, skin conditions, nerve conditions and truly mental problems.
          I suppose I could have phrased it better because I agree with you that dogs can't think about death and the future in a way that would allow them to intentionally kill themselves. But dogs are capable of depression and self-destructiveness and some poodles have caused their own death after e.g. losing a loved one.
         
         
         
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