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The Standard Poodle is over 15 inches at the highest point of the shoulders. Standard Poodles compete in the non-sporting group.
When trotting, their gate is effortless, smooth, powerful and well coordinated, showing good reach in front and drive behind.  Action is light and springy with head and tail carried up.  
Conformation of the Standard Poodle

HEAD: The head is proportionate to the size of the dog.  When viewed from the side, the skull and muzzle are roughly parallel to one another and joined by a slight but definite stop.
SKULL:  The skull is long and moderately rounded on top.  Cheeks are clean and flat.
MUZZLE:In profile, the muzzle is straight and roughly equal in length to the skull, measured from stoop to occiput.  The muzzle is fine with a slight chiseling under the eyes but with sufficient depth of underjaw to prevent snipiness.  Lips are tight with black or liver  pigment
appropriated to coat color.
TEETH: The Standard Poodle has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting ina scissors bite.
NOSE;  Nose leather is black or liver, depending on coat color.
EYES:  Eyes are oval in shape and set sufficiently wide apart to give an alert, intelligent expression.  Eye and eye rim colors are black or liver, depending on coat color.
EARS:  Ears are drop with long, wide, densely-feathered ear leather. Ears are set at or slightly below eye level and hang close to the head.
FOREQUARTERS:  Shoulders are smoothly muscled.  The shoulder blades are long and well laid back.  The upper arm appears to be equal in length of the shoulder blade and joins it at an apparent right angle.  Elbows are close to the body.  The forelegs are straight with bone and muscle proportionate to the size of the dog.  Pasterns are strong and slightly sloping.  Viewed from the front , the forelegs are parallel.  Viewed from the side, the point of elbow is directly below the withers.
HINDQUARTERS:  Hindquarters are muscular and broad second thighs. The angulation of the hindquarters is in balance with the angulation of the forequarters.  The stifies are well bent and hocks are well let down. When the dog is standing, the short, strong rear pasterns are perpendicular to the ground and, viewed from the rear, parallel to each other. In profile, the croup is nearly flat. 
FEET:  Good feet are essential for a working gun dog.  The feet are relatively small, oval in shape and compact with well-arched toes and thick, elastic pads. Feet do not turn in or out.  Nail are short and dark or self-colored, depending on coat color. Dewclaws may be removed.
TAIL:  The tail is straight, set high, and normally docked to a length proportionate to the size of the dog. Whether standing or moving, the tail is carried erect.
COAT:  The Standard Poodle  has harsh, dense, curly coat.  For conformation exhibition, the coat may be presented naturally, corded, or in one of the traditional clips. 
COLOR:  Coat Patterns in Standard Poodles include the following colors: Apricot, black, blue, cream, gray, silver, white, and all shades of brown, including cafe-au-lait. Dogs whose coats include the brown shades may have dark amber eyes, liver noses, eye rims and lips, and dark nails.  Dogs with apricot coat color may have the combination of eye, pigment and nail color as well but it is not desirable.  All others must have very dark eyes: black noses, eye rims and lips, and black or self-colored nails.  

Breed Information


Standard Poodles are intelligent, athletic, happy, health, non-shedding amazing dogs.  We love to provide the best quality Standard Poodles available.  Puppies are raised in our home with constant love and attention from my family of 7. They are socialized and trained.  We live on a small farm in Utah and our poodles love to run through the hay fields along side of our paint horses, sheep and wild turkeys.

Standard poodles were first registered with the AKC in 1887.
Poodles were recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1914.
 They were first bred as a working hunter and a duck retriever.  They are amazing retrievers and love to play.  An excellent family member who will enjoy what ever the family is doing.  Just as long as they are included. 
 
Standard poodles are in the top two breed for intelligence. 

Dogs similar in type to today's Poodle were carved in Roman tombs as far back as 30 A.D.  and can be seen in European paintings as early as the 15th Century.  Although the breed took its name from the German word "Pudel," which means "to splash in water," the French were responsible for bringing the Poodle to international attention.  The first Poodles in England were known as "Rough Water Dogs"  and they served primarily as hunting companions.  Poodles were first brought to the United States at the end of the 19th Century, but the breed did not become popular until after World War II. By the mid '50's the Poodles was the most popular breed in the United States, a position held for over 20 years.  

The Standard Poodle is a medium-sized, squarely built dog with a distinctive harsh curly coat that may be presented in any of several traditional Poodle clips or corded.  The ears are long, drop, and densely feathered.  The tail is normally docked, set high and carried erect.  The length of body           ( sternum to point of buttocks) is equal to the height (withers to ground).  The Standard Poodle carries himself with an air of dignity and pride.  

The Standard Poodles most readily identifiable  characteristic  is its harsh, dense coat, which is presented in various traditional trims or less frequently, corded.  Another essential characteristic is proper temperament.  The breed is noted for its high intelligence and trainability. While Poodles are wary of strangers, they require human companionship and do not do well without regular close interaction with family members.  Because of their great intelligence and the joy they take in human companionship,  Poodles excel in performance events of all sorts.  They are extremely affectionate with children.
 


Age comparison between the Poodle dog Breed and a Human:
After the first year of life, a dog is equivalent to sixteen human years. 
After two years, they are equivalent to a 24 year old, at three years
a 30 year old, and each year after, add 5 human years to determine a 
dogs age.  

This is a picture of Roxy at 8 weeks old. she has perfect conformation!
Pinafore Roxy Rockwell 5 yrs old UKC Champion, perfect conformation
This is a picture of Crystal at 7 years old.  She has amazing conformation, and is a darling dog.
Atlas 19 months old amazing conformation
Desi in Idaho 2015 What a stride
Atlas 2015  Love that face!