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13 Things only poodle owners know

The poodle is so much more than the stereotypical yippy white fluffball that always has the best coif on the canine block. Before you judge this prissy pet, check out these fun facts that only poodle owners know and understand.

1. Poodles spend more time at the groomer than you do at the salon


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2. They come in three general sizes — toy, miniature and standard — and a variety of coat colors


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3. Incredibly intelligent, poodles can be taught to do oodles of tricks — like walk on their hind legs

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4. Poodles have an innate ability to entertain you and make you laugh


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5. Poodles don’t shed and are an ideal canine pet if you have dog allergies


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6. Poodles excel in dog agility and obedience competitions


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7. Poodles always get attention in a crowd


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8. Poodles are strong swimmers and were originally bred for water-based jobs such as retrieving birds for hunters


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9. They may not look threatening (especially with those prissy fur styles), but poodles were prized as guard dogs in World War II


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10. Standard poodles are especially patient with children and will tolerate the noise and movements that naturally come with kiddos


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11. Sadly, poodles suffer many different health issues, including Addison’s disease, eye and vision problems, epilepsy, gastric torsion and thyroid disease


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12. Poodles never ever want to be left home alone — and you won’t want to leave them


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13. When a poodle prances into your home, your life will be complete, and no other dog will do


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