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Ok so i have had my 9 month old Standard Poodle Mister for about 6 weeks and in those 6 weeks i have had 3 seperate occasions of hate and disgust with him. Let me explain.....



1st time someone told me all Standards are vicious and bite, regardless of training or breeding or anything......so rude i just ignored the comment.



2nd time i was at work with Mister and my new Assistant manager asked if he was aggressive at all. I just looked at him puzzled and replies no. He is a perfectly normal dog, just like any other 9 month old puppy. Not a mean bone in his body period.



3rd time i was in Petsmart and a guy and girl walked by me......the man looked at me then my dog (like the elevator look, you know the one lol) and said all "full" sized poodles are mean....i looked at him and said "well none that i have ever met" and i was dressed in my work clothes (i work at a groom shop). I was so bewildered and hurt.



So i told my friend about this and she said that in the last 5 years Poodles but Standards in particular have been getting a bad rap and are becoming known for aggression.....a poodle club here seems to think its because of bad breeding and over breeding and not even really that they are aggressive.....it could just be lack of training or the person owning the dog. The pitbull thing you know its all in how you raise them type of thing.



So my question is has anyone heard of this, or been discriminated against because you have a poodle???????



Its just insane and so hurtful. Poor Mister im just so greatful that he cant understand english.
 

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No I have never heard that.:twitch: The only weird looks I get around here is for the "froofroo" poodle reputation.

I'm sure any aggression is a result of bad breeding and training. Poodles are not aggressive normally, although they can be protective.
(Maybe the people are just :der:):tongue:
 

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Standards dont have a bad rap, and no they dont get it from bad breeding, just the imbersiles that bring them up. Poodles are smart and they learn so quickly, and if they get taught bad habits they will do it, if they become bored they can be naughty, if they get ignored they will have a mind of their own, if they dont go out and socialise they can be scared and nasty. Having said the last one, any breed that doesnt get raised right can have aggression.
 

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Wow that's crazy! :eek:

I've heard of people looking down on big dogs
like bulldogs and such, but never looking at a
poodle in that way.I don't know too much about
standards, I own two minis, but your
boys ounds like a good dog who wouldn't
hurt anyone or anything! Don't get me
wrong, I've seen aggressive poodles, but that
is on account they wan't taught manners or raised
right.
 

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When we go out with Sam its the complete opposite. People are all over him. Sometimes it can be a little annoying when you just need to get from point A to point B and keep getting stopped, but I always let them pet and ask questions, Sam loves the attention. Maybe it's because you don't see all that many around here and people are fascinated by the BIG poodle. I've never once heard anyone say a standard is aggressive.
 

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I have never heard of that either. Sounds like unlucky coincidence. Of course any dog in the wrong cir***stances can be that way. People see that and apply it to all.

I was bitten by a toy poodle once and got 18 stitches on my face. I knew that dog had issues and never held it against the breed.
 

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Mister,

OMG that is so aweful. I get that with my PIttie but never with my Standard. I usually get people love'n all over Eli. I think a lot of people don't care for large dogs but to be so rude is unbelievable. I have heard that Standard Poodles can be very protective over there owner/family. Protective enough that they have attacked introuder's (sp), which I like think is great. lol


If you don't mind me asking what state do you live in?
 

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When I told the folks next door I was getting a poodle, he said "Oh, poodles are Nasty. Don't get a Poodle." My immediate response was, "No, they are not, they are one of the swetest dog breeds known! It's why we are picking a Poodle!" I've meet and known many many poodles, and the sweetest ones were Standards and larger Mini's, so... I'm not sure where this belief comes from, other than poor breeding? not sure? :doh: Poodles in general are known for a sweet temperament...
 

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When I told the folks next door I was getting a poodle, he said "Oh, poodles are Nasty. Don't get a Poodle." My immediate response was, "No, they are not, they are one of the swetest dog breeds known! It's why we are picking a Poodle!" I've meet and known many many poodles, and the sweetest ones were Standards and larger Mini's, so... I'm not sure where this belief comes from, other than poor breeding? not sure? :doh: Poodles in general are known for a sweet temperament...

I agree. If I was going to get a small dog or recommend a small dog to anyone it would be a toy or mini Poodle. The reason I say small poodle because there are a lot of large breeds for people to consider that are social but smaller dogs not so much. (in my opinion) Poodles are social, loving, courageous, dog friendly, (usually) confident and etc. Plus with a poodle you can explore a variety of hair styles you just can't with other breeds. Can't top that!
 

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It seems to me that any breed that goes through a phase of popularity where they are often bred by puppy mills and bybs and bought by the average family that puts no thought into the decision, will have a lot of not so nicely behaved individuals.
 
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