Good Exercises For Your Standard Poodle
The Poodle is an old breed, at least 400 years old. The name “Poodle” most likely came out of the German word “Pudel,” which means “to splash in water”, which lets you know this was originally a water dog, specifically a water retriever. They were used as hunting dogs in Germany, Great Britain, and France where they became especially popular. The breed, however, over time become popular performance dogs and more so companion dogs. The poodle has been bred in 3 sizes – Standard, Miniature, and Toy – with the Standard Poodle being the oldest and largest.
- a medium to large dog
- coat is either curly or corded, medium-length coat
- long drop ears, docked or erect tail
- intelligent and highly trainable
- graceful and skillful, great in many dog sports
- affectionate with family but aloof with strangers, good with children and other dogs
- high energy dog that is smart and will find trouble if lack of activity
- cheerful and good-natured, likes attention
Suggested Exercise Plan
Standard Poodles are high energy and smart – a combination that can lead to destructive behavior without a good amount of exercise. It is important to engage their minds as well as exercise their bodies. Luckily, this breed loves to do many things.At least a vigorous 30 minutes walk and a 30-minute play session. OR
An energetic play or training session of an hour (or 2-30 minute sessions).