Standard Poodles 101: The Pros and Cons of this large breed dog


Hey guys. Welcome back. I’m Courtney, this is Nyx, and that’s Phaedra. Today we’re going to be talking about Standard
poodles. Now, people who don’t know me will ask me,
“Why Standard poodles?” So, today I’m going to tell you why. Number one. Standard poodles are hypoallergenic. That means that if you are like my husband,
he’s allergic to pet dander, he doesn’t have problems with poodles like he does other animals,
he even has problems with labradoodles or poodle mixes, they still trigger his allergies,
but Standard poodles do not. Mini poodles do not. Toy poodles do not. Basically all of the actual poodles don’t
bother his allergies. Poodles have less dander because they have
hair on their heads, much like we do. It will grow forever if you don’t cut it,
so it’s important to get it cut. Most dogs have fur that sheds. Nope. Not poodles. It grows. By contrast, our dearly departed Maximus,
our pug, he had a … I think he had a double coat because he was a little black pug, and
he shed like crazy. All of that fur would then get into the air
ducts in our house and it’d be all over our house, so it was terrible for somebody who’s
allergic, like my husband, Ray, or like Dave, who later became allergic after we adopted
Max. So, yeah. Allergies, not fun. When we had Max, basically Ray was constantly
dealing with itchy eyes, itchy skin, just because he was … And he was always congested
just because he was so allergic. Now that we’re down to having just poodles
in the house, it’s not a problem for him. The next reason I like Standard poodles is
that I like large breed dogs. I am not fond of smaller dogs for me, personally,
because smaller dogs try to kill me. Case in point, Max would always get under
my feet and trip me. Since we have concrete floors in our house,
when you fall on the concrete, you end up bruised. That’s what happened. My big dogs don’t get under my feet for whatever
reason. When trying to decide on what dog to get,
Ray was like, “Well, it has to be a hypoallergenic dog, so we need to research hypoallergenic
dog breeds and figure out which ones are best suited to our lifestyle.” We did a ton of research. Researching different dog breeds, their personalities,
how much time they take to exercise per day, how much they needed for grooming, to try
to decide on what we were going to get, and that’s how we settled on poodles. Because they fit our lifestyle really well. I know that they’re a lot of high maintenance
with all the grooming, but I don’t mind that. So, they are a fit for us and I love them. Basically, I wanted a companion dog who was
large, who was super smart, who was easy to train, and poodles fit that bill. Like I mentioned, poodles are super smart,
they’re easy to train, but you have to spend the time to train them. You can do obedience classes, which is what
I did to learn how to train them. You can try YouTube videos. You could try having a trainer come to your
house, one-on-one. There’s a lot of different options, but you
absolutely should train your dog. Poodles are also great watchdogs. I was really surprised about that. Phaedra’s very protective. She doesn’t like strange men around me. If she’s in an environment where she feels
like there’s a strange man near me and she needs to, she’ll start barking at the strange
man, like she’s going to kill him. It’s kind of funny, kind of worrisome, so
I always am sure to keep a close eye on her whenever those situations arise. She’s never bitten anybody but I don’t ever
put her in a situation where that could happen. With my friends, she’s always very sweet and
friendly and loving. She wants to give you a kiss or a hug. She likes to sit in the middle of everyone,
so that she gets attention from everyone. Poodles are very friendly with other dogs
and other pets and people, but you have to socialize them. I socialized Phaedra by taking her to obedience
classes and she also came to work with me. The company that I worked for had like, I
want to say 30 or 35 people in the office. Basically, I would just have her … I would
spend time each day with different people, so that she could hang out with different
people and see people of all different shapes and sizes and colors, so that she’d get used
to a wide variety of people. It worked really well for us because she’s
very, very friendly with people. Taking her to the dog park was also a really
great way to socialize her because the dog park is neutral territory. So, she has fun playing with other dogs, gets
to meet other dogs and people. It’s funny because usually at the dog park,
she goes around to meet all of the people first, then she goes to play with the dogs. It’s really cute. Standard poodles are very versatile dogs. They can do so many different things. They excel at being show dogs. They’re great at obedience. They are supposed to be amazing at agility,
at lure coursing, rally, barn hunt, field work, tracking, they’re really good those
things. They also make excellent service dogs and
therapy dogs. They can also be a really great reading dog. If you’re unfamiliar with what a reading dog
is, a reading dog is a dog that will go to like an elementary school and the kids will
read with the dog because they feel more comfortable reading to a dog than with their peers if
they have problems reading. In addition to all of those things, they are
also excellent companions, which is why I primarily wanted them. Phaedra has been my constant companion for
10 years and it makes me happy. I dread the day that she’s not there because
I don’t know what I’ll do. It terrifies me. She really does help with my anxiety. Nyx is challenging because she’s still a baby
and we’re still training her. I’m going to start obedience classes with
her soon. I took her to the dog park for the first time
yesterday and she had a blast. It was really cool. They’re both excellent in the car, which is
great because I like to go on road trips. I should talk to you about some of the downsides
of Standard poodles. One is that they have health issues you have
to watch out. The big one is Addison’s. Phaedra has Addison’s disease. Basically, it’s an imbalance of the adrenal
glands and electrolytes. She has to have a DOCP shot every six weeks
to keep her alive. Without that shot, she would die. I have a medical tag on her because I’m terrified
that if something were to happen and she were to get out, she would die. So, it scares the crap out of me. Addison’s is an expensive thing because her
shot is $165 every six weeks. Because she’s on Addison’s and she has to
take prednisone, which is a steroid … Prednisone’s really cheap. But she has to get a special estrogen compound
pill from a compounding pharmacy that I give her like every five days, which helps her
with some other issues, and that’s not cheap. That’s like 70 bucks or whatever. So, there’s a lot of hidden costs if you have
a dog that has Addison’s disease that you may not know about, but I can tell you all
about them. The second thing, in addition to having health
issues that you should watch out for with Standard poodles, they also require a lot
of grooming and grooming can be expensive. Now, I have clippers here at the house so
that if I have to groom my dogs, I can. But I’m a terrible groomer. I cannot make them look really cute the way
a professional groomer can. I have a professional groomer who comes to
the house once a month, basically every four weeks, to give Phaedra a bath and groom her. Nyx, right now, I’m giving her a bath every
three days because she gets filthy. She’s like having a two-year-old. I don’t know how she gets so filthy and stinky,
but she does. So, every three days, she’s getting a bath. I’m using Earthbath to bathe her, which makes
her smell like mangoes. It smells really good. But with poodles … I mean, I keep Phaedra
in a short clip, but she should be brushed at least once a week, if not, every day, depending
on the clip. When you keep them in a short, pet clip, you
should probably brush at least once or twice a week. If they have a longer clip, you should brush
them once a day for sure. To give you an idea of the costs for what
it costs to have a dog groomed, it’s anywhere from 80 to $120 for a single grooming, and
that doesn’t count tip. So, I’m very lucky that the mobile groomer
that comes to my house to groom Phaedra, she only charges me $80 for a groom, plus I tip
her. Another thing to consider with poodles is
that they do take a lot of mental stimulation, so you have to plan to basically take them
on walks, take them to the dog park, do obedience training with them, give them puzzle toys,
whatever. You need to do something to keep them stimulated,
or they will get bored. When a dog is bored, a dog gets destructive. I have no problem keeping Phaedra entertained. Especially now that she’s older, she’s even
more mellow. But Nyx, you know, I have to put a lot of
extra time into just because she’s a baby and I feel like … I don’t know. I feel like I stop every hour, every other
hour, right now just to basically play with her. It doesn’t count when I take her out because
that’s a whole separate thing. I tried to never, ever play with a dog when
I’m taking them out, because I want them to do their business and come back. So, I have to wait until she’s done and then
I can play with her afterwards. Since it’s so freaking hot in Florida, what
I tend to do is short walks while the sun is up, because the sun is brutal here. Yesterday, it was 91 degrees out, and it felt
like 100 because of humidity. Not fun. Oh, thank you, baby. I know. I take them on longer walks, like 45 minutes
to an hour, after the sun goes down, when it’s not going to be as hot for them. Because, you have to remember, sidewalks are
hot for little dog feet, and the sun is hot, especially on their little fur. It’s just you got to be cognizant of your
weather. I play fetch with them indoors because they
both like to play fetch. Sometimes I’ll play fetch with them on my
lanai. All of the pets that I’ve owned, with the
exception of Phaedra and Nyx, have been adopted. When we were trying to find Phaedra, we went
to the Florida Poodle Club to find a breeder. The breeder we found seemed like she knew
what she was doing. We love Phaedra. She has a perfect temperament. Her only issue is her having Addison’s disease. Her breeder stopped breeding after Phaedra
because of the Addison’s disease. Because there’s some sort of genetic component
to it. Before I got Nyx, I looked for about two years
to try to find a young poodle to adopt because I wanted a younger dog. Basically, two or below was what I was looking
for, but I couldn’t find one. It’s very rare for Standard poodles to end
up, in my area, in rescues. I even reached out to NaYeon. I’m probably going to say that wrong. But like the really big, famous Instagrammer
who runs a rescue. I reached out to her to see if she’d heard
of any Standard poodles that needed to be adopted. She hadn’t heard of any. I follow the Florida Poodle Rescue on Facebook. Basically, couldn’t find any. After giving up, we started researching breeders
to find Nyx. I found a breeder in Northern Georgia, which
is where I got her from. One of the big reasons I wanted to adopted
a slightly older puppy was that I didn’t have to go through potty training because, anybody
will tell you, potty training is a pain in the ass. We are still potty training Nyx. It is a pain in the ass. Anyway, whether you decide to adopt a Standard
poodle or buy a Standard poodle from an ethical breeder, make sure you do your research. Make sure that this is the dog for you, that
you’re going to be happy with it. I feel like they are a lot of work and commitment,
but I’m okay with it. That’s what I wanted. I don’t have kids. I have dogs and they make me happy. They help my anxiety. I think my life is fuller because of it and
I have no regrets. You will end up spending a lot of time grooming
your dog and doing obedience training if you get a Standard poodle. Like I said, I’m totally okay with that. I know other people aren’t. While poodles are absolutely right for me,
they may not be right for you. Many dogs end up in shelters because their
owners don’t do enough research to see whether or not the dogs fit their lifestyle, so please
be sure whatever sort of pet you decide to get, that you do your research to make sure
it’s a fit for you. Anyway, that is why I love Standard poodles
and why I own them. Please be sure to let me know your thoughts
in the comments below. If you liked this video and found it informative,
entertaining, or helpful, please give it a thumbs up and share. If you haven’t already, go ahead and click
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100 thoughts on “Standard Poodles 101: The Pros and Cons of this large breed dog

  • A suggestion: You should do a video on what a reputable ethical heritage breeder is and what people should look for when researching. How to discern a greeder from an ethical breeder and to not purchase a dog sold for profit from a pet store or online sight unseen as they come from puppy mills and USDA certified puppymills. People are always surprised when I show them the pictures of the USDA mills in Ohio and how the dogs live out their lives in a tiny stall like livestock. Every puppy purchased just keeps the mills in business.. better they are surrendered to shelters when the profit stops. Ethical breeders will always take a dog back for any reason which keeps dogs out of the shelters, they are health tested and an ethical breeder will provide health certifications going back multiple generations. Another sign of an ethical breeder is that they do not always have puppies available as they do not over breed their dogs. Sometimes you will have to wait a few months or a year but it is so worth it knowing you are supporting a true fancier of the breed who is breeding for the love of the breed and not profit. If a breeder does not have a puppy at the time, they will direct you to another ethical breeder that may have puppies or is due soon to have puppies. Contrary to popular belief, an ethical breeder does not make money off of their dogs. They spend a lot of money on their program as well as competitions and shows for their champion lines. Many Standard Poodle breeders take part in a program for genetic diversity and health as well. (link below) I am saying all of this not to be preachy but with the rise in popularity of the Standard and the number of greeders out there, I would like the money to flow to the actual ethical breeders and keep it out of the hands of greeders who have become a nightmare for ethical heritage breeders, shelters and of course the dogs! Many breeders and shelters are working together to educate the public so that the money stops flowing to greeder and USDA approved mills. The law many not always be on the dogs side but we can end mills by being conscious of where our money is going and what we are supporting. https://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/services/dog/GeneticDiversityInStandardPoodles.php

  • My family and I rescued our now 8 almost 9 year old Standard poodle when he was just 7 months old. From the beginning he was very protective and not trusting. We took him home and he had a lot of issues with strangers coming into the house, he did nip a few people in the beginning of having him. We decided we had to put a muzzle on him when we had unknown visitors over. Over the years he has got a lot better with trusting people coming into our home, although we still put on the muzzle just to be safe. Some people think this is cruel, but we are doing this under the circumstances that if we didn't muzzle him and he bit someone someday, we could have him taken away from us or even have to put him down. He is the smartest and sweetest dog you could ever find, and we love him so much. I personally have an Anxiety disorder (OCD) and he has helped me a lot through my struggles, although hes not trained at all. He knows when something is wrong and tries his best to bring up our mood, which usually works haha. We hope to have him for so many more years.

  • You are so roundabout everything. Poodles are my favorite breed. Never heard about Addisons When I was a kid we had a white mini. He was never sick. I sometimes groomed him myself. My favorite was when I would dye him for the holidays. He was the best dog to groom so patient. He took one week to housebreak. Yes, He was a great watch dog too. Wanted to get one now but settled for a yorkie. What a pita. He Barks at everything. He is such a character though. I live in FL too now. He is very difficult to clip. I'm slowly learning to clip him definitely different then a poo. Nothing beats a poodle. Next dog will be a poo again.

  • I currently own a whoodle, a standard poodle mix with a soft coated wheaten terrier. Since my husband is allergic to dogs, this breed is perfect. Poodles are a great dog, in my opinion under appreciated. Standard poodles are great hunting dogs.

  • I have a question, i really REALLY want a poodle and I almost have enough money for one but was wondering how much exercise do they need daily? I have asked multiple people online and irl. The answers are pretty much all around the place, some say only 20 minutes of exercise like walking and 20 of mental, some say an hour of exercise isn't even enough, and some say just 1 hour of physical exercise (all of these people were owners of standard poodles). Thanks :,)

  • Can anyone pls tell me who the 'famous Youtuber, Naona" is who is in dog rescue that +Phyrra Nyx refers to at about the 9:25 mark?

  • I'm getting a moyen poodle next year. They're in between a size of a standard and miniature poodle. They aren't considered an actual breed by the AKC or UKC. But they're considered a breed in the UK and surrounding areas I believe.

  • Have you ever considered a raw diet for your babies? It lengthens your babies life expectancy and reduces the chance of most diseases and is overall is healthier and natural for dogs.

  • best way to avoid health issues with poodles is to make sure your breeder is only breeding healthy dogs that are tested. Obviously a rescue is different. But a good breeder will only breed health tested dogs.

  • Do you think poodles would be okay living with a college student? I'm looking for a dog to help with my mental disorders, and they seem a great fit! I'm worried about me being young and living in apartment situations, however, for the next foreseeable future… I like to give my pets the best life possible and want to make an informed decision before saving up for that special pup!

  • Im having alot of health issues with my girl . we have been to 3 vets and no one can find out why she has had stomach issues since we have had her. Next step is testing for addisons. im so scared. my son would be devistated if something ever happened.

  • Thanks. I think you covered most of the Standard Poodle information. We have two Spoos like you. I think poodles are for serious dog people. They are amazing dogs, but they are high maintenance to be sure. Regular grooming is a significant expense as you mentioned and if you do it yourself prepare to dedicate most of a day once a month (especially if you have two to work on). Without a doubt, if you like a smart dog that can read human emotion/behavior well, get a Standard Poodle. Here's a video link of my one year old and new pup to show poodle agility. You will see our puppy, Brodie attacking Marla's ears, which was something she was only tolerating because it was frisbee time. LOL https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipPDKpkjJ-IddgIfonwfHNk24nqTox3Gt7U_l8r2

  • I have a Pekingese and I have his hair cut every 3-4 months. It usually costs me 75$. He doesn’t like me shaving him myself hahaha so I have to pay.

  • This is very timely (and helpful). I'm also in Florida and I've been thinking about the pros/cons of having a standard poodle. I'm sorry about Phaedra's Addison's. 🙁 I can't really see her in the video, but Nyx (Nix?) is adorable.

  • As far as grooming goes, I have a 13 almost 14 year old mini schnauzer that I have always groomed myself and in the beginning I cried a lot because of how absolutely awful and hideous it was and I felt like I offended her and the world by creating something so awful. But as my breeder said – it is just hair and it will ALWAYS grow out, you never have to worry about that. Meaning you have a gazillion chances of improving which is inevitable! Now I have 3 coat breeds and one shedder and grooming is like meditation and can be such an art form where you get to be creative! It's also my favorite way of bonding with the dog. 🙂 Next will likely be a spoo, we will see. 🙂

  • Hey Courtney, when you adopted Nyx or Phaedra from the Poodle Rescue did they have listings posted on their site for the dogs, or did you have to go to the location first to actually see the dog?

  • my miniature poodle usually learns tricks in 2 days with 1 hour training in the day and night. I'm planning on getting a standard as I also want a larger dog 🙂

  • I love dogs but I’m very allergic to dog dander. I get watery eyes, asthma. I’m glad to know poodles are hypoallergenic. Thanks for this video. Maybe I’ll get a poodle in the future. I thought with my allergy, I wouldn’t be able to have a dog.

  • i have a white standard poodle. very sweet amazing dogs. he gets groomed every 3 weeks because since he is white,he gets dirtier and it shows up, lol, he’s the sweetest most caring dog i have ever had. they are so so so smart i feel like they can always tell when ur stressed or upset or sick.

  • Poodles are not the only dog that comes in three sizes. Xoloitzcuintli dogs (or Mexican hairless dogs) also come in three sizes, toy, median, and standard.

  • We have poodle and my son is allergic to him too. When my son comes to see me his nose and eyes are itchy etc. So it does help everyone who has allergy 🙁

  • This is such a helpful video. Before we got my pup, we were considering a poodle. We may still get one someday. The info about Addison's is such a vital thing to mention and I think it's wonderful that you brought it up.

  • How attached to you are they, and how do they interact with strangers? I love Spoos, and am considering getting one in a few years, and I definitely prefer a dog that's friendly-to-aloof with strangers, but very attached and velcro to me.

  • very lucky dogs.  sounds like you really love them.  one thing you need to remember is that those two dogs that you have are dogs.  and dogs are pretty tuff animals.  suffer than you might think.  we have  2  miniatures and what brings these little guys to life is when i take them out to the desert and let them fly.  their feet are a lot tuffer than you think.  gravel. rocks.  thicks. sand.  bushes.  they're dogs.  remember that these poodles were bred to be hunters.  and when they're out in the wilderness they do become what they were bred to do.  hunters.  very athletic agile dogs.  the only problem we have with ours is that they are very very picky eaters.  we have  2  neutered males.  great dogs.  got to love em.

  • Very informative video and they are absolutely beautiful.  Well, from what I can see from the white one :))).   Looking to get a standard poodle, do you have a good breeder.  Live in Palm Coast Florida.  Thank you very much

  • I have a black standard poodle named Ferne! She's my baby! I love the community online that we've gained since having her. She has her own instagram @missferne. We opted for a gastropexy with her spay to help with bloat which affects deep chested dogs. Her only issue is occasional bilious vomiting if she doesn't get to eat over night so we free feed.

  • Also I highly suggest bell training. I tied bells next to our door and every time when she was little I would lift her little paws up and make her ring them and tell her to go potty. She learned sooo quickly with this method.

  • I love Standard Poodles, I have had 3 Poodles in my life. I would love to adopt another one, but I'll be 80 in May. If I were to get another Poodle, I know it would work out because the nature of the breed. I cannot think of any reason not to get a Poodle because of my history with them.

  • Next time you purchase a poodle you should buy one from someone who does full health testing. Then you would be guaranteed the dog wouldn’t have Addison’s, because that’s generic.

  • I have two standard poodles. Great information for anyone considering adopting a poodle. They are so intuitive, playful, joyful, and protective. I also rather have a large breed as smaller dogs have more attitude and can be very annoying with a high pitched bark. Just being around them can make a bad day better. Thanks for being a proud poodle parent too!

  • We are starting to research standard poodles to see if they are a good fit for our family. Your video is very informative. Thank you! We live north of Atlanta so I am very interested in the breeder you found. How can I get that information from you.

  • I have been wanting a standard poodle for so long. Looked on puppy spot and found one my husband liked. The reviews are either really good or really, really bad. I hope everything turns out great with our choice. Should we get pet insurance before we acquire her or wait.? We have to take her to the vet within 48 hrs of her arrival. Do you think we should have genetic testing done on her, just to see what we might be up against. They say she is coming from Missouri. I've never acquired a pet without seeing them in person. We just lost our female chocolate lab to pneumonia complications 1 month ago and need a friend for our other lab. I guess I'm now a little nervous buying a pup like that.

  • I currently have a 14yr old toy poodle. I plan on getting a standard poodle in the future. Ty for the video!

  • they really are so well behaved! they're so calm and relaxed around you, they really trust you. They are both so pretty! thank you for such an informative video, i'm thinking of getting one soon and you definitely persuaded me into it haha.

  • I love your dogs! And I love poodles. I love in Florida as well and it is a struggle to find standard poodles! Besides florida poodle rescue, what are some other rescues in Florida? Thanks!

  • I was really considering getting standard poodle. It was my dreamdog but I've never heard of them being prone to Addison's disease. My last dog was addisoniac and me and my mom's daily lives were scheduled around his medical needs. I loved my dog to death and there was nothing I wouldn't do to extend my dog's life but it was specially last few yrs were very very difficult for us because as he got older the dosage of medicines got inscreases and more medicines for side effect of medicines and having to always monitor his response to medicines to adjust the medicines. One of other difficult thing was feeding him all his life bc one of symptom was lack of appetite. It was like my last wish seeing him just dive into food. I don't know if I want to deal with that knowingly. The cost of medicine can be quiet expensive specially if you're going to a small vet. Unless they buy that medicine or shot in bulk it's unbelievably expensive if vet only has to order for your dog and there are no other dogs have Addison's disease in that vet.

  • My one and only SP, Rousseau, an eleven year old male, had surgery a couple of years back to correct for a bloated stomach that could not be corrected otherwise. Now, he is experiencing substantial and serious GI issues, that requires that meds be used to increase stomach emptying and intestinal motility. The prognosis is not good, and his appetite is on again off again. Otherwise, all of his other organs and organ systems are in very good shape.
    Poodles are susceptible to bloat, because of their being deep chested.

  • I have a dog called Charlie and she’s a brown standard poodle she’s 11, a pedigree breed. my grandma had a poodle that was a black standard poodle and he lived to 18, I keep panicking thinking that Charlie is going to die

  • I have an older Parti male toy poodle. He is the best. Smart, caring, sharp, knows when he wants to go outside. I know how to take care of a (my) poodle. My question, will a standard just be too much compared to a toy one?

  • Does your husband have any reaction at all to your poodles or is it just minimal? I’m getting my standard in exactly one month and I’m worried I won’t be able to keep him with my allergies

  • I just saw this video and it is very well done and very well researched. I rescued a standard poodle from a kill shelter in South Carolina 3 years ago one day before he was going to be euthanized. It was the best decision I have ever made, although I formerly owned 2 mini poos and a toy poodle. Standards are by far the best dog on the planet. Shane (his name) is loving, protective, does need grooming ever month and brushing twice a week. I can do my own grooming but like you it never comes out like the professionals do it. He loves everybody and every other dog he meets. Right now he is recovering from a hip replacement due to being abused before I brought him home. Thanks for your informative video. If you are on the fence about getting a standard poodle, just do your research about the breeder (or adopt) and jump into this wonderful world of owning a SPOO!

  • Nyx is adorable! One question, did you named her after de godess Nyx in the House Of The Night book series?

  • Great video. I’ve just learned my grandson is allergic to dogs. I currently own a non-hypoallergenic breed (a collie) but she is getting elderly 😢. I can’t imagine life without a dog though and have been researching hypoallergenic breeds. Most of them are little and much prefer larger dogs! I’ve long liked standard poodles 🐩 so maybe they are the breed for me, though I do wonder if I have the energy for one at my age! Especially a puppy. A perfect situation would be like my current dog who had been returned to her breeder at age 3 because her owners were getting a divorce and neither wanted her! So I didn’t have to deal with puppy potty training LOL

  • Poodles are absolutely the best. I’ve had poodles all my life. They have to be groomed which is expensive. My dad knew how to groom and always did our dogs when I was a kid at home. We kennel train our dogs when they are pups and I never worry about leaving them alone when we are at work. They will chew stuff up and that is dangerous. They get my attention when I am at home. Never had trouble potty training. Currently have four older males probably will have one or two in the future after these guys are gone. We had older female who whipped the boys into shape when they were young but she is gone now. Waiting on a puppy now, probably will get a female. Always neuter.

  • I have loved standard poodles since I saw the first one. I was in college and I told myself when I get my first dog I'm going to get one of those. And I did. I've had 4 poodles now and they were all fabulous dogs. Love them! Our Cookie even learned to ring bells hanging on the door to go outside.

  • Me and my mom were planning to get a standard poodle but we can't find a puppy that's male and a reasonable price so far I haven't even found one that's a puppy and male so if anyone knows a place to get a standard poddle please tell me

  • These dogs are so underrated and looked down at! I have a 3 y old medium size poodle, he's solid black, you literally can't see him when it's dark outside and he's the best. We do agility together and anytime we go to a competition people look at us like "yeah right, try to win with THAT fou fou dog". It's so sad, especially because he's so good and we won a lot of trials already!

  • Thank you for such an honest and informative video. This video solidified my choice. An excellent breeder lives up the road, we have health insurance for our pets(so grateful), our property has a beaver pond. The best thing is they can be trained as an autism service dog for my son ❤🐩

  • One of my dog's (a Papillon) also has Addison's disease. I really appreciate you bringing awareness on the disease!
    I am a professional groomer, and I absolutely adore poodles. They are so fun to groom, when they aren't just shave downs. They have the most amazing coats to work with.
    And as for your potty training issue, I personally crate trained my dog which had him potty trained in 3 days. I got him when he was 6 weeks old, he is now 5 years old and has only had one accident in the house, and that was due to him drinking too much water, and he just couldn't hold it any longer.
    I highly recommend crate training!
    Thanks for the awesome video!

  • If you want a extremely loving dog that is really smart, get a standard poodle. We have had two runts and brother that was like the over sized one. They do amazing in pairs and love each other and then they are never lonely!

  • This is awesome! 😁 I have a Apricot male Standard Poodle. He’s 1 yr old and his name is Teddie Bear. I also have allergies so we’ve always owned poodles but Teddie is my first Standard an I plan on getting a female next year! 🐩❤️

  • They also have very long memories… my dog still hates the car from when we first brought him home! Certain noises bother him too

  • I quite enjoyed this post on Standard Poodles. I have always liked their look and now I know some info on this breed. I am just starting to think about getting another dog as my fur baby passed in February. He was a yorkie cross and yes he needed to be clipped but probably only every 2-3 months. It sounds like they are fairly expensive to keep clipped plus if they get Addison's it is even more expensive. Thanks for the info.

  • Your poodles are so beautiful!! I have a small toy poodle and i want to get a standard poodle but i think the grooming will be too expensive 😭😭😭 i groom mine by myself since he is small (but fussy lol) but maybe i can learn to groom a standard as well since it would be worthit 💙
    Would you know what makes a good breeder or what to look for in a breeder?
    Thanks for the great video! ^_^

  • Lovely dogs!
    Not great that your Phaedra is protective of u…I'd hVe to watch that if I had a dog like that
    This should've been part of the socialisation process ..not acceptable that she's threatened by men around you
    If this happens I vow I'll get professional training whatever the cost
    I am seriously considering a standard cos of allergies in the family but need to choose the right pup and train and socialise extensively
    Not my fav breed by any means but it would be nice to have no fur floating around

    Thnx for ur vid!

  • I have a 14 year old brown standard poodle, and she is the sweetest thing ever ❤️ I agree with this entire video

  • I’m sorry about the Addison’s disease. I was wondering if you had pet insurance? If not, and you had it to do over again, would you get it? We’re getting a poodle puppy soon and I’m on the fence about purchasing insurance.

  • Hi! Great video!! I have a quick question… I'm about to receive my standard poodle (sooo stoked). He'll be between seven and eight weeks in age. I personally really like the look of long hair on poodles, and had been planning on letting my little Louie's hair grow from the first. Obviously that will require a lot of work, grooming and banding (to prevent hair breakage), and all that, but I'm willing to put in the work. However, I've noticed that mostly show dogs have their hair grown out, and I don't intend to put Louie in competition. Can I have your thoughts on letting my standard pal's hair grow out? This will be my first time having my own dog, let alone a poodle. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you, and great video!!

  • I have 22 years of experience as a dog handler and professional groomer. Standard Poodles in my experience are the smartest breed out there hands down. They can bloat so always raise food and water. Feed 3 small meals per day. They are highly social and have lots of energy. If you have toddlers maybe start with a miniature poodle. A Standard will accidentally knock over little kids. I kennel my Standards when my Granddaughters are visiting or keep them on leash. They are elegant ride well and love to snuggle. Potty training and teething the first 6 months is a lot of work. They do potty train really well. As most small breed dogs do not potty train to well. Standards are awesome and you will forever love this breed after owning your first🐩🐩❤️❤️

  • Hey, great video! I’m just like your husband with the allergies, I have a moyen poodle (standard & miniature mixed) full bred but I’m allergic to every dog except for a full bred poodle even okay to their saliva where others dogs I’m not okay to both. But cats I’m not allergic to lol

  • As a human being, I share much in common with standard poodle traits. I was just laughing it up when my parents were talking about the one they had that was recently deceased and how every characteristic he had was a match to mine, including but not limited to intelligence, shyness, passiveness, considerately discrete eating/bathroom/barking behaviors, and playfulness.

    Makes me wonder how a poodle could appreciate a master who is like him/her in just about every way.

  • Beautiful pets – i have 3 … right now .. – to avoid acquiring a pet with Addison or other known poodle disease or affliction, buy from a qualified and certified breeder who tests their dogs and does not knowingly breed diseased dogs – OFA records are accessible by all not just the breeder – better to be safe then sorry

  • Having watched more of the video – it is not too late to test your dog – you can test to see if you have a poodle wannabe, and how much poodle or other breed it holds – these tests are relatively cheap (usd under $100) mouth swab can reveal blood disorders or medical conditions such as what your other dog has and you can be preemptive

  • Thank you so much for making this video! I think that more people who have standard poodles should help reduce the stigma of them only being prissy and pretty. They are sooo intelligent, amazing with children, and so funny! And hypoallergenic, which is why I hope to get one soon! Just waiting to hear if I get one from a breeder's recent litter! Wish me luck!

  • We had a black Standard from Fairhill Farm. He was beautiful. Died when he was 10 of cancer. Didn't get another 1 for over 3 years, but when we did got an apricot Standard from the same breeder. He's also very beautiful ("pretty" as the neighborhood kids say). He's a breeze to care for. Clipped every 8 weeks is the most fuss he needs.

  • God, I love that. Your dog goes and meets all the people thats there at the dog park first. Then she goes and plays with all the dogs there. That's a cool dog that you have. I love poodles. They can be so human, for a dog. That black poodle on your lap looks like a puppy still..

  • My s.o. and me are hoping to get a standard poodle soon. Does anyone know the best places to buy/adopt standard poodles?

  • I have had three standard poodles over the past twenty years and I love them! All around best breed! I agree with everything said in the video and I will add an emphasis on the importance of exercise. Standard poodles are extremely intelligent, affectionate and energetic creatures who need to run every day. Fortunately, I live in a northern climate near a great lake. So we have wonderful places to explore and exercise in. Most standard poodles love water and many will swim just for the enjoyment of it. My girls, Annabelle and Lucy, would swim right along side me in the big lake. Jack liked being in the lake but only up to his elbows. These dogs have been described as children in fur suits, rambunctious clowns and comedians. I agree. They are also touchingly tender responding to the first indication that I'm upset or about to cry. If something on the news brings tears to my eyes these guys have been right there to comfort. They love to her laughter and seem to want to join in. Jack and Annabelle love to sing with the piano but not the guitar. My poodles have brought so much joy to my life ( and three of them have also brought a generous measure of chaos!) that I can't imagine my life without them. Poodles, straight up poodles, no mix, are the best!

  • Please look at rescue organisations, there are 100% poodles or poodle mixes there waiting for adoption! (at least in Europe) It takes some research but nowadays every rescue has a website so it doesn't take long.

  • My sister has a apricot toy poodle, and he gives the best kisses. He's a very gentle dog, and he doesn't chase rabbits.

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