The poodle has been bred in at least three sizes, including Standard, Miniature, and Toy. According to the American Kennel Club, the Standard Poodle is the oldest of the three varieties, and was later bred down to the miniature and toy sizes.
Links to Breed Descriptions:
SCC Video (link - https://youtu.be/DvGsp0HBjK4😞
View more videos on SCC's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKR90_uWp8dUNpGTfQ_y_Zw
See: The German Kennel Club (VDH) for information and video (if available).
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Video (link - https://youtu.be/tEl_aCE7e_s):
This and other breed videos are available in full length here: www.meisterpetztv.de
Other Names for Breed:
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club:
Health and Well-Being:
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
There are numerous breed standards.
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Three of the major international standards are:
The American Kennel Club
The Kennel Club, UK
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
1. Swedish Insurance Data
Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance.
2. Finland: FKC Database: https://jalostus.kennelliitto.fi/frmEtusivu.aspx?R=172.4
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents:
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch (Category 1)
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
Health Program Information
Finland:JALOSTUKSEN TAVOITEOHJELMA 2016-2020
Villakoira Toyvillakoira, kääpiövillakoira, keskikokoinen villakoira, isovillakoira
US: PCA Health Concerns - includes recommended health tests
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
The Kennel Club list of DNA and health screening tests available for each breed - see: Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/dog-breeding/the-kennel-club-assured-breeders/breed-specific-requirements-and-recommendations-including-health-screening/
Other Breed-Specific Webpages:
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
France: Club du Caniche de France: https://www.clubducanichedefrance.fr/
Finland: Suomen Villakoirakerho SVK - Finska Pudelklubben FPK r.y.: https://www.villakoirakerho.com/
Sweden: Svenska Pudelklubben: https://pudelklubben.se/
US: The Poodle Club of America: https://poodleclubofamerica.org/