So you’re looking to adopt an Poodle (Standard), or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Poodles come in three size varieties: Standards should be more than 15 inches tall at the shoulder; Miniatures are 15 inches or under; Toys stand no more than 10 inches. All three varieties have the same build and proportions. At dog shows, Poodles are usually seen in the elaborate Continental Clip. Most pet owners prefer the simpler Sporting Clip, in which the coat is shorn to follow the outline of the squarely built, smoothly muscled body.Forget those old stereotypes of Poodles as sissy dogs. Poodles are eager, athletic, and wickedly smart “real dogs” of remarkable versatility. The Standard, with his greater size and strength, is the best all-around athlete of the family, but all Poodles can be trained with great success. Whether Standard, Miniature, or Toy, and either black, white, or apricot, the Poodle stands proudly among dogdom’s true aristocrats. Beneath the curly, low-allergen coat is an elegant athlete and companion for all reasons and seasons.”
An Poodle (Standard) typically ranges from 38.1cm to 38.1cm in height, and weighs from 18.143694800000002kg to 31.751465900000003kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Poodle (Standard) breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Poodle (Standard) insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.