Special Sub-Topic: Standard Poodles
|The Standard Poodle is a very adaptable breed and has even been seen competing very successfully in agility.|
T. Standards are very athletic dogs and can turn their hand to many different things, there is even a pack of Standard Poodle sled dogs owned by a man named John Suter who races his pack of Standards in Alaska!
|In which year was one of the most prestigious British Standard Poodle kennels, the Vulcan kennels, established in Britain?|
1934. The Vulcan kennels were established by a women named Nellie Ionides. They become one of the most prestigious Standard Poodle kennels in the world, as many of the kennel's offspring were exported all over the world to be used as show dogs or as foundation breeding stock. This is the kennels where my own bitch came from.
|When choosing a standard poodle puppy from a litter, what are the desirable qualities you would look for in the puppy of your choice?|
The puppy is happy to come and greet you. Standard poodle puppies should never be shy as they love people and they should be quite happy for you to get down on the floor and play with them.
|Which one of the following colours is accepted by the British Kennel Club in the show ring?|
Apricot. There are many different coat colourations in the Standard Poodle, including, White, Black, Red, Silver, Blue, Chocolate Brown and even a colour known as Cafe au lait, these are brown dogs with white hairs throughout their coat.
|Which of these trims is not a genuine trim used on Standard Poodles?|
German trim. The Dutch trim requires a lot of ongoing maintenance, the Sporting or Utility trim is a very easy trim for novice clippers and the Lamb trim is the most popular trim for pet dogs.
|What country do Standard poodles originate from?|
Germany. Contrary to popular belief the Standard Poodle did not originate from France!
|According to the British standard, what is the correct shape of the Standard Poodle's feet?|
|When clipping your Standard Poodle, when is a time that you clip against the direction in which the hair grows?|
When clipping the feet. When clipping you usually go with the growth of the hair except for when you are clipping the feet and face.
|According to the British standard, what height should a Standard Poodle be at the shoulders?|
15 inches or more at the shoulder. Standard Poodles should be at least 15 inches at the shoulder. Miniature Poodles should be at least 11 inches at the shoulder. Toy Poodles should be under 11 inches at the shoulder.
|Standard Poodles are?|
Sweet, playful and crazy. The Standard Poodle is very friendly, affectionate, clever and extremely sweet, they are sensitive animals but not as neurotic as many people believe them to be.
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