GIANT POODLE DESCRIPTION

The Poodle’s largest size, the Giant, should stand higher than 38 cm to the withers for the ACK and KC, but the FCI accepts four sizes for the Poodles, instead of the three ACK and the KC, increases size and says in its standard: over 45 cm to 60 cm, with a 2 cm tolerance. The eyes are dark, with a fierce expression placed at the stop height and slightly oblique; the ears hang close to the head with long loves, without too many stripes; the skull is moderately round with a light but defined stop; smooth cheekbones; long, straight and fine muzzle, slightly chiseled under the eyes, and should not be turned up. Shoulders sloping backward and not straight; straight and parallel forelegs; oval feet and relatively small, not open and with good pads. Straight hindquarters; good angulations. The rigid coat should have a naturally rough texture and always thick; although it is not visible, the coat can be corded with tight and even cords and should be at least 20 cm according to the FCI. The Poodle can sport any of the four fashion clips: Puppy, English Saddle, Continental and Sporting. The color should be solid (tonality variation is admitted): the colors are blue, gray, silver, brown, café-au-laits, apricot and cream for the AKC. The particolor is disqualified for exposition. The nose color, eyelids, lips, nails and eyes should combine with the coat color. For the FCI, black, white, brown, gray and apricot; according to the KC, white and cream, black, brown, apricot, silver and blue.
 
Perhaps the most famous dog in the world, meet the Canis Familiaris Aquatius, the Poodle, der Pudel, the Perro de Lanas, the Duck Dog. In its duck hunting hair clip, the Poodle is still a very popular dog and worthy partner, show dog and functionality. 
 
WHO IS IT RIGHT FOR
The Poodle is a self centered, which needs awards, applause and a lot of attention. The Giant Poodle is considered as the smartest dog breed. If you are seeking a dog to share in obedience and easy to train, don’t overlook this attractive dog. Socialization is essential, since the Poodle can be very unsociable and unpleasant to strangers. The owner should be encouraged to be pleasant, although it is affectionate with the family. The Poodle adapts to the city life and is comfortable in that environment. It really listens and has a lot of memory, for which it is a challenge to conquer it. This is complicated by its great sense of humor: la “joie de vivre” of the Poodle is limitless. The owner should be aware of the dedication the Poodle coat demands, and especially the Giant. If the show clip is giving you a nervous attack, you should consider that these clippings were designed by duck hunters to gain maximum functionality from their dogs.
 
DEVELOPMENT             
Weight at birth is between 225 and 450 g. Tail length varies at birth, and correct docking requires experience. Removing dewclaws is optional. According to the color expected as an adult, the puppy changes color as it grows. For example, the gray Poodle is born black, and gradually turns gray when growing; the apricot many times is born very dark, and lightens to a light peach tone when adult. A good nose, lip, etc. pigmentation is important. At eight weeks, the puppy weighs between 2.5 and 3.5 kg. Physical maturity is reached after 12 and 18 months. Choose a kind, extroverted puppy since personality usually doesn’t change.
 
HEALTH
Poodle coat and plush is more abundant than any other breed. Although it is not necessary to trim the company Poodle in any of the traditional models, the hair needs to be trimmed for the animal´s comfort. Get the puppy to the trimmer early: its first haircut will be a memorable day. 
 
The Giant Poodle, with all its original hair clippings, is still a robust dog that still conserves its hunter instinct. The owner should not expect a porcelain figurine, but a dog that requires a lot of maintenance and exercise. Due to its coat or size, hair care is demanding, and requires professional grooming for more simple clippings. Ear infections are frequent, and they should be cleaned once a week. Hip dysplasia is reported, especially in larger specimens, and eye problems. Documented problems include entropion, distichiasis, iris atrophy and juvenile cataracts. Tearing can also be a problem. Progressive retinal atrophy has also become a concern, and the buyer should be informed about it before buying, since it can cause blindness. Epilepsy, Von Willebrand, some cardiac affections, and poor bone growth have also been documented. A hereditary skin problem known as sebaceous adenitis has been found. Some specimens react poorly to rabies vaccines. The Giant Poodle lives between 10 and 14 years.
The smart trio: the Poodle intelligence is superlative. Obviously it is the smartest, not as the Border Collie, whose intelligence is well known; you will never see a Poodle chasing sheep “How funny!” the Poodle will say.