09 September 2011

Searching for Our First Furry Friend: The Poodle

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Brandon and I are approaching a stage of life in which we finally feel ready to have a dog of our very own!  I absolutely adore dogs and have had 4 over the course of my life, all of whom I've been head over heels for. (Brandon's never had one of his own, but he's certainly bonded with my family's pets over the years.) I don't think there's a doggy face in the world I couldn't love, but unfortunately I can't rescue all the homeless puppies!  So we are starting to narrow them down and decide on a breed that we connect with and can see fitting into our little family in the near future. 

One breed we're seriously considering is the Poodle. Considered the second most intelligent breed, after the Collie, the Poodle is skillful in dog sports and is considered an energetic people pleaser, due to centuries as circus performers.  It would be the perfect breed for me to walk around the neighborhood on a fancy collar, and it certainly connects with my inner Francophile.  As evidenced above, they also look quite comfortable in stylish interiors. 

If you are interested in adding a sweet, furry friend to your life check out Petfinder.com. (But only if you're capable of providing a loving, forever home!)

Do you have any Poodle experiences or associations to share? 

10 comments:

  1. YAY PUPS! My aunt has a Golden Doodle (golden retriever/Poodle) and "Mackey B." is quite energetic. If you are looking for a dog that you can take out to play, a poodle would be the dog for you! If you are looking for a more docile furry friend, you might consider a different breed. Keep in mind too that any dog in their puppy years 0-3 years is going to be a bit of a handful and very playful...especially if he/she has not been fixed. I can't wait to meet your new friend! But My advice would be to consider YOUR lifestyle and activity level before settling on a breed to make sure the little guy is going to compliment you guys. :) CoNgRaTs!

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  2. I can't wait to own our own place so we can get a dog. I think a poodle would be much too high-energy for us though. I'm thinking more along the lines of a pug mix.

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  3. How funny, I'm glad I asked! I've known people who've had poodles, but I've never thought of them as overly energetic. (Maybe it's because I'm used to growing up with my family's Jack Russell Terrier!)

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  4. Having a dog is the best! Plus, poodles are hypoallergenic, which means that DON'T SHED. Looking at my hair-covered sofa and bed thanks to my terrier mix, that sounds reeeeally appealing! We got our dog on Petfinder too :)

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  5. I have a poodle mix of my own, and he is the love of my life. We adopted him back in january and he is mixed, we think, with a bichon, so he embraces my inner francophile, but is still a boy and can embrace being a boy for my boyfriend. he is only 12 lbs, but thinks he is much bigger than he is. he is the smartest little dog and I know how much he loves us and would do anything to protect us. My family had a malti-poo, who died 2 months back, but was the smartest little girl and was full of love. A poodle is a great choice, and such a good dog!

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  7. arunnerslife: I agree! Having a dog is the best! This first year of being married has been my first year ever not having a dog in my home. I've missed having an excited little friend to come home to! And I love that poodles are "hypoallergenic." In my experience, having a dog has always meant having your clothes covered in dog hair.

    Dani Coleen: Poodle/Bichon mixes are so cute! We've been looking at some on Petfinder! Thanks so much for your comment! It was very helpful, exactly the kind of information I was looking for!

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  8. Hey also, this weekend, there was a barking poodle passing my our store and it WOULD NOT STOP. It was the most annoying bark. Beware the bark as well...but they ARE beautiful animals. :)

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  9. My parents have a standard poodle (they got her when I was in college) and it is by far the best breed they've had. She is so smart, with such a personality. They're absolute clowns too. Poodles are absolutely my first choice when we get a dog!

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  10. Woah So many different (contrasting) impressions of the poodle!

    Colleen: Thanks for your input! Standard poodles are definitely my favorite, and those are the kinds of things I like to hear about a breed! I can totally picture you with a poodle!

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