Which Sport Should You Do With Your Dog? Below you’ll find additional information on the AKC’s dog and litter registration. Didn’t find what you very intelligent dog looking for?
The AKC has grouped all of the breeds that it registers into seven categories, or groups, roughly based on function and heritage. HEAD Moderately rounded, with a slight but definite stop. Length from occiput to stop about the same as length of muzzle. The neck rises from strong, smoothly muscled shoulders. The topline is level, neither sloping nor roached, from the highest point of the shoulder blade to the base of the tail, with the exception of a slight hollow just behind the shoulder.
Chest is deep and moderately wide with well sprung ribs. The shoulder blade is well laid back and approximately the same length as the upper foreleg. Straight and parallel when viewed from the front. When viewed from the side the elbow is directly below the highest point of the shoulder. COAT Curly: of naturally harsh texture, dense throughout.
HINDQUARTERS The angulation of the hindquarters balances that of the forequarters. Hindlegs straight and parallel when viewed from the rear. Whether Standard, Miniature, or Toy, and either black, white, or apricot, the Poodle stands proudly among dogdom’s true aristocrats. Beneath the curly, hypoallergenic coat is an elegant athlete and companion for all reasons and seasons. Toys stand no more than 10 inches. Forget those old stereotypes of Poodles as sissy dogs. The Standard, with his greater size and strength, is the best all-around athlete of the family, but all Poodles can be trained with great success.
We have plenty of opportunities to get involved in your local community, thanks to AKC Breed Clubs located in every state, and more than 450 AKC Rescue Network groups across the country. AKC puppies from AKC-Registered litters and the breeders who have cared for and raised these puppies are required to follow rules and regulations established by the AKC. No matter which size Poodle has stolen your heart, you will want to feed him or her the best possible dog food. Your vet or breeder can help you decide on the right food for your dog’s age, activity level, and size.