About the BreedThe Standard Poodle is sensitive, intelligent, lively, playful, proud, and elegant. It bonds closely with family and makes a great companion. Standard Poodles are very smart, obedient, and graceful, which makes them one of the most popular pets in the world. The Standard Poodle is bouncy, alert, and usually eager to play. Standard Poodles are a bit calmer and less likely to bark than Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodles.
The Standard Poodle gets along well with other animals, other dogs, and children. It is best to socialize it as a puppy. Standard Poodles will announce the arrival of visitors, but are generally friendly toward them. Standard Poodles are highly adaptable and make good watchdogs. They may find their way into some mischief!
The Standard Poodle requires substantial amounts of exercise. Standard Poodles require long walks and outdoor activities such as swimming or playing catch. The Standard Poodle is fond of retrieving, as it has origins as a hunting dog. It should do fine with apartment life.