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is skin issues a common threat?

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I'm new to spoos... you might have seen some of my other threads and realized just HOW new to poodles I am. Hehe.

I recently told a family friend who breads shnauzers that I was interested in getting a standard poodle. She really tried to discourage me saying that their skin is so thin that when she's had to transfer poos they would lay layers and layers of cushion to avoid some kind of skin issue and the poodles would still arrive with (heat spots? I can't remember).

Is a standard poodle's skin that sensitive? I thought maybe she was just "sold" on her breed and maybe that's why, but while looking at spoo's videos on youtube i noticed a spoo that when the sun caught his coat jsut right you could see shiny patches of skin all over his body, like patches of fur had fallen out? I realize this is only ONE poodle and ONE persons opinion, but thats why I was interested in hearing from REAL poodle owners.
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look for a good breeder. Cassie never has had any skin problems and she is out side most of the day as she hates it indoors. She knows how to open doors so she lets her self out. She also likes swimming in the lake alot and I would imagine being exposed to the elements she would have developed this by now.

My guess is your friend is speaking on personal experience not actuall scientific proof.
 

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I used Leerburgs training guids and DVDs, hes good for if you want perfect obedience.
IMO at some point you need to ween ur dog off treats cuz if there is something more apatising than your treats he is more likely to break the command.

I would also suggest some dog behavior books. Understanding your dogs bodylanguage is absolutely nessisary in my opinion. Its especially important that when socilizing your dog so you can tell if the dogs are about to take things too far before a fight breaks out.
I don't remember what the name of the book I read was, as I lent it to a friend of mine several months ago but I can find out for you.

You might also want to pick up dog grooming for dummies, a basic grooming knowledge couldnt hurt.
 

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a condition that is prevelant in poodles and many other long haired, droopy ear breeds is ear infections, so i would suggest having a pretty good knowledge of ear care and ear grooming before you get a poodle.
 
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