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All facts about poodles age. Discover how your poodle will change its behavior during its life.


It may be a surprising fact that toy, miniature and standard poodles aging is calculated individually. It is commonly-known that seven dog years of life substitute one human year. As a matter of fact, it is quite deceitful information. To figure this question out there was elaborated dog aging process. Basically, poodle’s aging depends mostly on its size. Knowing this, we can observe poodle aging and expectation of each stage of its development. Mind you, do not take the speed of poodle aging calculated below close to heart. First of all, pay attention to your dog’s body abilities. One Poodle ages being a seven-year canine when another of the same age is really energetic and lively. Naturally, dog aging is closely allied with dog’s soundness, nutrition and peculiarity of dog’s parentage genes. That is, toy and mini poodles get older quicker, but, surprisingly, can outlive bigger standards by several years. Considering size discrepancy, it makes sense to conclude that every dog become fully grown and not developed simultaneously. That is to say, one-year old toy poodle and minis are in their adolescence while standards mature at the age of two.

Pattern of toy and miniature poodle age equivalence

This scheme is for poodles which weight is approximately 20 pounds (9.07 kilos) and they are considered to be mature.

Poodle Age Human Corresponding Age
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44

48

52

56

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72

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96

Pattern of standard poodle age

This scheme is made for poodles which weight is approximately 45-70 pounds (20.41-31.8 kilos) and they are considered to be mature. Standard poodle is much bigger than toy or miniature and, as a result, ages prominently faster. Therefore, standard (medium) normal life expectancy (which is twelve years old) is three years less than a toy or miniature.

Poodle age Human Corresponding Age
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9

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11

12

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15

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17

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36

42

47

51

56

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82

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106

Three-week tiny puppy’s hearing and eyesight are improving. In a month mother will stop feeding four-week puppy on its milk. A little pet begins so-called adult life. It becomes more self-sufficient, at nourishing at least. Eight-week puppy can easily find a new house. It is allowed to be sold. Thus its adulthood is ahead. Four-five month Poodle can boast of newly erupted sharp teeth. By the way, be aware of being bitten! Year-old toy poodle is absolutely independent, in other words grown-up. Miniature, for example, takes care of itself much later, in a six months, to be exact. Unlike miniature and toy poodle, standard poodle matures at the age of two. Seven-year old standard is quite old. It is vital for your dog to be examined by a doctor and, if there is any necessity, provide some special medical treatment and take care of your loyal friend. The same holds true for nine-year old toy and miniature poodle.

Dog age and behavior

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What do you think which way is better: take care of tiny three-week puppy or buy a self-sufficient one to not have any problems with breeding? Many men, many minds. Without any doubts, if you like pets, it would be a pleasure for you to look after it and monitor its achievement in growing up. What do we buy pets for if we do not like them and do not want to participate in their lives? Hence there is a conclusion: it is better to buy a tiny puppy to sharp its personality and help it develop and see life. Everybody knows that animal behavior changes with years, moreover, even with months. Let’s monitor dog behavior during its whole life. Extremely energetic four-month little dog never lose the opportunity to have fun. It does not matter whether its toy is your boot or foot. A puppy is so busy that he even forget to sleep well. Therefore, do not raise your eyebrows when you see your pet sleeping with the toy in its teeth in the middle of the room. If you are a good friend to your dog, you should monitor its schedule and curb his hyperactivity, since dogs liveliness can bring a harm to its health in the future. Puppy and a child have a lot of things in common at this very little age. Make sure that everything is in a ship-shaped order in your house to avoid swallowing niceties by your little pet. It does not take a long time to teach your friend how to play and when to have a rest. During four months your dog perfectly knows how to keep to schedule and go by the rules you have set. And you should not lose your time for upbringing your dog. It has to be always in society, otherwise it grows buttoned-up and slightly reserved. If you notice that your pet is becoming indifferent to the society and to the things happened with it, you have to realize that your high time to help is coming. Socialize your dog, doing it step by step, trying not to scare it, but forget about being obtrusive. It will help and in a month or even less you see your dog behavior changes.
We have already mentioned that one-year old toy and miniature poodle are adults when the standard is adult in about two years after birth. Adulthood has no deal with magic or spells. Living being needs time for maturing, so adulthood is becoming gradually. It is very similar to a human age of transition. You should react to it with patience. Day after day your dog becomes more restrained and does not demand a lot of your attention. One day you can even leave your pet home alone without any hesitation.
Commands should be excellent learnt by a dog. Again, it is mostly your duties because you and only you are responsible for your little friend. It is not a tricky task. The only thing you need is your time and desire. Despite the age, canine eagerly learns commands.

Time spins away. Your two-year old dog appearance changes are becoming more and more noticeable. What about losing color? Usually you can note it if you take a look at old pictures.

Also, it is worth to mention that the aging process is absolutely individual matter. Cheerfulness can be inseparable from your pet for a very long time. So to speak, charts are only information and figures, nothing more. No science can be realistic and exact when it is life matter question. Here are some characteristic, knowing them you can help your dog. Be on the alert when your dog becomes less active, its eyesight and hearing are getting worse, the skin is easily affected and damaged. Keep an eye on behavior while your dog sleep, raise alarm when it sleeps too long or with disturbances. Track its behavior when there are a lot of people or other dogs around. Do not ignore its pointless anxiety.