Standard, Miniature, and Toy Poodles: A Poodle Breeds Examination.  

German water retriever-bred Standard Poodles are the oldest of the three poodle breeds. Breed name comes from German "pudeln," meaning "to splash in water." France polished and popularized them as marks of refinement and sophistication.

The largest poodle breed was the Standard, standing 15 inches or more at the shoulder. Square-built, long, straight nose, dark oval eyes, dense, curly white, black, apricot, or gray coat. 

Standard Poodles are smart, active, and trained. Joyful and ready to please, they excel in obedience and dog sports. Family-friendly, these canines get along with kids and other pets. 

The shoulder of miniature poodles is 10–15 inches. Square physique, straight snout, and curly coat make the Standard Poodle smaller. Black, blue, red, and white coats are offered. 

Poodles are smart and trainable big and little. They enjoy games, activities, and mental and physical stimulation. Their loyalty and dedication make them great family pets. 

Toy Poodles, developed from Miniatures, are the smallest. A tiny, attractive companion dog with the intelligence and hypoallergenic coat of larger poodles was desired. 

Toy Poodles average 10 inches at the shoulders. Their square shape, straight snout, and curly coat match larger breeds. Poodles are little but dignified. 

Smart Toy Poodles sense and respond. They learn quickly and value new talents. They're affectionate with owners. Their small size makes them perfect for apartment living, but they need mental and physical exercise.  

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