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    Oh Greys, I am so jealous!

    I am rather fond of Standard Poodles. You lucky thing, you, to be sharing your home with 3 poodles ATM.
    The Standard girl sounds so lovely. A rescue poodle at 11 years old? *sigh*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    A rescue poodle at 11 years old? *sigh*
    Breaks your heart wondering how that comes to be, doesn't it?

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    If the hair is groomed and well-kept, yes Dis. But bear in mind that poodle hair keeps growing, they don't mault, so therefore they must be clipped/trimmed on a regular basis even if just kept as a family pet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    If the hair is groomed and well-kept, yes Dis. But bear in mind that poodle hair keeps growing, they don't mault, so therefore they must be clipped/trimmed on a regular basis even if just kept as a family pet.
    I know, but from the photos I just discovered, if the face is clipped, the hair is kept at an acceptable length and brushed daily etc, they look like big teddies that never quite stopped being puppies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disneygotpierced View Post
    Breaks your heart wondering how that comes to be, doesn't it?
    Oh my goodness no! They aren't rescues! They are doggy boarders - I do dog minding and they are regulars. Although I'd happily have any of them in a heartbeat!

    Oops - meant to quote DA's comment about them being rescue -must work on my quoting skills!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    Oh my goodness no! They aren't rescues! They are doggy boarders - I do dog minding and they are regulars. Although I'd happily have any of them in a hearbeat!
    *Breathes sigh of relief. You're a wonderful person GAG...Hmm...I think I'll just call you Grey. PMSL

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    I know people who have a white standard poodle they show, they push him in a trolley onto the show ground. The black one walks. Then like me they have to chalk the white feet.

    Any dog that has white close to the ground automatically causes more work before a show.

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    We showed our dogs (white standard poodles) in the 80s and 90s and before a show they were bathed (yes, shampoo for white coats but nothing extra) and my mum gave them the show clipp.
    We didn't push our dogs in a trolley to a show, they walked. Of course if it was pouring down they were in a trolley but so would be every other dog as you don't want to get them soaking wet. And we also didn't use chalk. But we always had a pack of dry shampoo with us, just in case That is what we did, quite succesfully.... But everyone does things differently I guess.

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    I guess anything harder than a chocolate or black Kelpie seems more work to me lol. I'm a lazy shower.
    I looked at the poodle for a while after the Kelpie then decided against it based on the coat preparation. If it was for pet only I'd probably have one now.

    My kelpies were washed the day before a show or even earlier and could race around the place no matter how dewy the grass etc then would get in the trailer and go.

    With the whippets I wash them the morning of the show and they remain inside because otherwise they would be doing wicked whippety burnouts and getting grass stains up their white legs.

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    Dis I'm not a huge poodles expert, but I think you'll find that the three sizes are historically based. The Standard is the orginial, used as a working dog and companion. Then some breeders selectively bred for smaller poodles. Once they were standardised within a certain size range the "Miniature" poodle was recognised.

    Then the process was undertaken again. As Poodles make such lovely companion dogs there was obviously enough interest in having little tiny ones that were just purely companions. So the miniatures were selectively bred for smaller and smaller size until the Toy poodle was stabilised and recognised.

    The three are separate breeds now, just as the three sizes of Schnauzer are. Toys are tiny, but with real poodle attitude, intelligence and athleticism just like their bigger cousins.

    Personally I couldn't go past a Standard but I'm a confimed big dog person.

    Photos don't really do Poodles justice. They have so much presence and personality. You need to get out and meet them to appreciate it, in pictures it's easy to focus too much on the hair.

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