Grooming a Poodle: Breeding Standards
A Poodle is one breed of dog that comes in three recognized sizes:
- Standard (16″ and over)
- Miniature (10″ to 15″)
- Toy (under 10″)
Poodles are very active and intelligent dogs. When grooming a poodle, the way you make them look should reflect these incredible qualities!
To start, poodles should be squarely built and well-proportioned. Their eyes should be dark and oval shaped; set far enough apart and positioned to create an alert and intelligent expression. The ears are long and wide, and should be thickly feathered, hang close to the head, and set at (or slightly below) eye level.
A poodle’s skull should be moderately rounded, with a slight but deviate stop. Length from the occiput to the stop should be about the same as the length of the muzzle. The muzzle should be long, straight, and fine. It should also have a slight…