Let me introduce you to our standard poodles. We currently have two males. Max is 87 pounds of affection and stubbornness. His younger brother is 44 pounds of playfulness and sweetness. We lost our 53 pound female in 2020. While each one has varied in build and demonstrated a unique personality, the breed shares many common traits.Let me introduce you to the world of standard poodles. While each one has their own unique personality, the breed shares many common traits. #StandardPoodles Click To Tweet
Standard poodles enjoy their human and canine family members. They invented the group hug.
Did someone say party? Our poodles turn ordinary tasks into games. And they love to celebrate. Break out in song and they’ll prance and twirl around you. Here are two YouTube videos of Strider our daughter recorded. The second video is of him as a puppy playing outside.
Our standards notice details. They alert us to the approach of cars and people. They know which cars and people belong and which ones don’t. A car parked in the wrong spot sets off the barking alarm. Their watchful eye protects the pack.
Standard poodles need mental stimulation. Bored poodles, especially young ones, become mischievous. They enjoy learning new skills and playing mentally stimulating games. They will pick up how to spell t-r-e-a-t. It won’t take long before they train their owners to heed their preferences.
Large and in Charge
Anything you can do, they’re sure they can do too.
Agile and Athletic
I’ll never get over watching my dogs race or leap with fluid grace. One can jump over the other from a standing position. Once Max leaped straight up onto a platform several feet off the ground.
Standard poodles sense the emotions of others. They prefer peaceful settings, not loud noises or strife. When we were in the middle of a house renovation, our female disappeared upstairs the moment the workers arrived and didn’t come back down until the last one left.
Between Pooches and People
Standard poodles fall somewhere between pooches and people. They don’t see themselves as dogs. And after you’ve had one, you won’t either.
Most of us think our fur babies are the best. Though I’ve had some that were the opposite. What’s your favorite animal companion?