- The Poodle History Project - an annotated bibliography of the poodle since the first recognizable descriptions.
Genetics and HealthSeveral studies have shown that Standard and Miniature Poodles are among the most long-lived purebred dogs. Nevertheless, there are several problems that one should be alert to:
- Addison's Disease - treatable, but frequently misdiagnosed.
- Bloat (aka Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus) - deadly if not treated quickly
- Cancer - the number one cause of death in Poodles.
- Primary epilepsy article by Dr. Barbara Licht.
- Sebaceous adenitis - a skin disease in which the sebaceous glands become inflamed and may eventually be destroyed leading to progressive loss of hair.
- Research on SA in Poodles at UC Davis- owners and breeders can participate by filling out the form at this site.
- Inbreeding and Diversity - you don't need to inbreed to get a good poodle.
- Color Genes in the Poodle - an explanation of the genes behind the colors.
Versatility in Poodles - dedicated to health, education and performance.
The Standard Poodle Project
Research on Poodle MHC (Major Histocompatibility Complex) and DLA (Dog Leukocyte Antigen) Haplotypes
The Canine Diversity Project - the importance of genetic diversity in a population.
The Institute for Genetic Disease Control (GDC) - manages genetic disease registries for all breeds.
The Orthopedic Foundation For Animals (OFA) - the major registry for hip, knee and elbow problems in all breeds.