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Poodle insurance and breed information

Known for their intelligence and trainability, Poodles are playful and loving family dogs.

A black poodle laying in the grass with its tongue out.A black poodle laying in the grass with its tongue out.A black poodle laying in the grass with its tongue out.

At a glance

Around 1 hour of exercise per day

Life expectancy of 11 to 13 years

Large, 20kg to 32kg

Fun-loving, intelligent, active

Poodle silhouette showing their height to be between 28cm and 38cm

Around 1 hour of exercise per day

Life expectancy of 11 to 13 years

Large, 20kg to 32kg

Fun-loving, intelligent, active

Poodle silhouette showing their height to be between 28cm and 38cm

Poodle – the loyal and mischievous family dog

Poodles are lively and loving, ideal for active and busy households. Clever and playful, Poodles are eager to learn and responsive to training. They bond fast with their family but can be shy around people they don’t know. Poodles come in 3 sizes; standard, miniature and toy.

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Buying or rehoming a Poodle

As with any dog breed, bringing home a Poodle is a big commitment. If you want a puppy, make sure you buy from a responsible and reputable breeder. You could also adopt your Poodle from a shelter. Before you bring them home, consider the following:

  • Make sure your home is safe for your dog and give them a place to sleep in peace
  • A crate can be a great safe space for your dog. Learn about crate training and if you decide to do it, buy a crate
  • Make sure you have a collar, ID tag, lead, dog bowls, bed and food
  • Prepare the rest of your household, especially young children
  • Check your garden is secure and that your Poodle can’t escape through fences or bushes
  • Poodles are well-known for their cute curly coats. Their hair doesn’t stop growing, so they need trims as well as regular brushing. Read up on grooming routines and techniques
  • Poodles love to play, swim and run and need lots of exercise. Games that involve their retriever instincts, such as fetch, are great for Poodles
  • Consider pet insurance to help with any unexpected vet costs

Fun fact

The iconic Poodle haircut was originally for function when retrieving waterfowl.

Top 5 health conditions in Poodles

We’ve put together the most common claimed for conditions for Poodles. Data is based on MORE THAN pet insurance customer claim for Standard Poodles only.

Condition
Number of claims
Average paid out
Vomiting and diarrhoea
1
£1,293.59
Kidney/renal disease
1
£717.92
Heart disease
1
£749.07
Epilepsy/fitting/seizure
1
£247.96
Disc problems
1
£6,738.05
Condition
Vomiting and diarrhoea
Number of claims
1
Average paid out
£1,293.59
ConditionKidney/renal disease
1
Average paid out
£717.92
ConditionHeart disease
1
Average paid out
£749.07
ConditionEpilepsy/fitting/seizure
1
Average paid out
£247.96
ConditionDisc problems
1
Average paid out
£6,738.05
Based on MORE THAN data 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2023. Average cost paid out includes excess.

Common health issues and problems in Poodles

Poodles are considered a healthy breed, but there are some health conditions they can be prone to.

Some are due to genetics and commonalities within the breed. The following gives you a list of ailments and symptoms to look out for.

Click on the hotspots to find out more about the Poodle’s most common health issues. Information provided by our in-house vet team (November 2023).

Poodle hotspots illustration
Epilepsy
Patellar luxation
PRA
Addison’s disease

How are premiums likely to grow for older Poodles?

As Poodles age, they may become more susceptible to certain health conditions. These include conditions common in the breed or associated with aging in general. Older Poodles may require more specialised and expensive treatments.

As your Poodle gets older, they a more likely to need veterinary care and medication. This results in higher insurance premiums.

Luke Mallion, our in house vet, seated.
A green Quote, speech mark.
"Known for their elegance and poise, Poodles are an intelligent breed that respond well to training and enjoy plenty of exercise (up to 2 hours a day). Due to the fact they shed less hair and dander, Poodles may be more suited to those who suffer from allergies."
Luke Mangion, MORE THAN Vet

Poodle temperament and family friendliness

Due to their lively and loving nature, Poodles are well known for being good family pets. Their eagerness to please and learn can mean great fun for all the family. Especially when learning new tricks and commands!

Teach children how to interact with a dog safely before bringing home your Poodle.

Family friendly

  • Intelligent
  • Affectionate
  • Fun-loving
  • Faithful
Playful Poodle puppy looking at the camera
White Poodle standing near a tree
Playful Poodle puppy looking at the camera
Playful Poodle puppy looking at the camera
White Poodle standing near a tree

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