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Yea that sounds about right! I can't beleive how different they are its night and day. Obviously they share more than they differ but it is a very stark contrast. Thanks so much for the reply.They both sound like much-loved pups living a great life!
There is a great deal of variety in poodles, so it is common to see variation between individuals. In general standard poodles are loving and close with their owners, relatively biddable, and enjoy learning new things. They tend to be more aloof with strangers but shyness is not a stereotypical breed trait. Variation within the breed, however, means that some have a more happy-go-lucky social butterfly personality and some may be on the opposite side of the spectrum.
Sex differences are slight and there is more variation within sex than between, but in general males may be said to be more clingy, goofy, and slow to mature while females are said to be more independent, serious, and faster to mature.
No she is not spayedLove the pics!
Your gal‘s drive to guard her home sounds like mine. Part of that could be their femaleness. Has Ruby been spayed? But mostly I think it’s just temperament, which can be influenced by genetics and early life experiences.
I think the dynamics of a multi-dog household can also play a part. My old girl Gracie would alert like crazy when her male “sibling” was around. When I made the decision to rehome him, and he moved in with my parents, she settled right now. But whenever they were back together, that intense urge to protect would creep back in.