Miniature, Toy or Standard, all poodles are high maintence. Grooming their lush piles of curls takes dedication to your groomers bill. Even if you don't go for the foo-foo balls and frills, their coat does require regular grooming to keep matts at bay and to keep their skin healthy.
They don't have the curls, but do they ever have a lot of coat! Kept brushed regularly and up out of their face, their crowning glory can be the envy of other dog owners. They are also a bit slower to respond to training requests such as housebreaking.
They groom like a dream but keeping one out of trouble takes a lot of planning. A breed of dog that is easily bored and high strung, if you don't have a job for them to do or constant training in place, they can be destructive.
These gentle giants are lovers of all. Their owners quickly learn that dog hair is a condiment of life. A clever owner will also realize that a bandana kept in their pocket to wipe happy doggie drool is a wise choice. When shopping, bigger isn't just better, it's a necessity! Bigger also costs more...
This dog breed just screams a need for a sugar mama and daddy. Cutesy dog collars are only the beginning. When you are done with that, complete dog outfits and dog bags will quickly be on your list. No other breed has more accessories available to you on store shelves and websites world-wide.
This list is meant to be light-hearted. All the breeds represented here are loved by (and in the case of the border collie), owned by the author.
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