Poodles are breeds of several sizes – the large poodle is the largest of all. In terms of character, the large poodle resembles a schnauzer. He may be wary of strangers and watch over his area.
The smallest poodle, toy, resembles a toy. The miniature poodle is slightly larger. They are only different in size. These lively, cheerful dogs, because of their size, feel good even in a small apartment. Unfortunately, they are often barking. The medium poodle behaves slightly more calmly. The large poodle is the most refined of the four.
For centuries, poodles were primarily hunting dogs. They trapped or shot birds from the water. To help them swim freely, their croup and hind legs were cut, while for protection against cold, fur was left on the chest, kidneys and joints.
Such a “lion” hairstyle is one of the few allowed at exhibitions. However, if we do not like this method of haircut, and we want to expose our dog, we can, for example, sharpen it for “federal” or “chinchilla”. Of course, the haircut should be done by a specialist. If we were to shorten the poodle for a short time, a harmoniously built animal would appear, neat and agile.
In terms of character, the large poodle resembles a schnauzer. He can be wary of strangers and can guard his area. He is intelligent, learns quickly and willingly. It is not without reason that poodles have been with traveling jugglers and circuses for centuries.
The poodle strongly attaches to the owner, it tolerates bad closing in the pen. He also likes the company of other dogs and cats.
Large poodle. Training and education
The poodle learns easily and willingly works with people. Abroad, large poodles often compete in obedience competitions. They are not as dynamic as some shepherds, but they are very accurate. Some poodles are also trained for IPO.
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Even a novice owner can cope with raising a poodle, provided that he is consistent. Some large poodles tend to be somewhat arbitrary, while others are very active and require more work, but the average dog of this breed does not pose special problems in running.
Large poodle. Advantages and disadvantages
requires time-consuming care
on a long coat can bring a lot of dirt, especially since he likes water
it is a bit arbitrary
intelligent and willing to cooperate
gentle to people and animals
It doesn’t molt
Large poodles are generally healthy and quite long-lived dogs. Due to their size, they are exposed to gastric torsion and dysplasia of the joints.
Poodles can be fed like any other, both good-quality dry or wet food, as well as food prepared at home (e.g. diet).
The poodle does not molt, but its coat needs care – you have to comb it every few days, otherwise, it will quickly felter. Large poodle should be cut off every two to three months.
There is an opinion that poodles are stupid, meanwhile, it is one of the most intelligent dog breeds. Perhaps this is a way of a haircut in the eyes of many “makes a dog an idiot.” Meanwhile, the poodle’s hairstyle has a historical justification.
Poodles are a very old breed, dogs of this type were already known in ancient times. It is not known how the breed originated or where it came from. She was officially recognized as French, but Germany also admits it. The name comes from the German word “poodle”, which means “splash”. The poodle’s close relatives are Portuguese and Spanish water dogs and barbets.
Big poodle – group IX FCI, section 2, reference number 172
Country of origin: France
Character: very faithful and devoted to man; usually gentle with strangers, but may be wary; easy to learn and willing to follow instructions
Size: 45-60 cm (+/- 2 cm)
Weight: not specified in the standard, approx. 18-32 kg.
Coat: very rich, soft, woolly, elastic, with a natural tendency to twist. Rope robe (as in the case of a komondor) is also acceptable – very rare nowadays
Color: black, white, brown, apricot or silver (gray)
Lifespan: 11-14 years
Vulnerability to training: very high
Resistance/susceptibility to diseases: very resistant
In Paris, especially on the Pont Neuf bridge, shoe-makers kept trained poodles that peed on the shoes of passers-by, increasing the wages of their owners.
Not everyone knows that poodles can also be kept and displayed in a cord robe, i.e. similar to that of a komondor and a pot, only with a shaved muzzle. However, it is very unpopular because of the difficulty of keeping it clean.