The standard poodle is a medium-sized dog that is at least 15 inches tall at the shoulder but is typically between 22 and 27 inches tall. Poodles have uniquely textured fur and must be carefully groomed.
All poodles are the same breed, and the denominations of "standard," "miniature" and "toy" simply describe their size. Poodles can be born in 10 different colors and are considered to be very smart, active dogs. Their coat is curly and dense and may have varying lengths across their body. In particular, their coats are known for being hypoallergenic, but these dogs should be professional groomed occasionally throughout the year.