These dogs were originally bred to be water dogs and are a surprisingly intelligent breed. The poodle falls into three size groups: Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle.

Associated Country: Germany

Weight: Varies with the size groups.

Height: Standard over 15 inches, Miniature 11 - 15 inches , Toy under 11 inches.

Coat: Single coat, dense and curly.

Life Expectancy: Standard around 12 years , Miniature around 14 years, Toy up to 20 years.

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