Just by taking a stroll to a dog park, it’s pretty easy to tell Poodles are one of the most popular dog breeds in our country. Toy, miniature, standard, apricot, white, black, grey. Poodles everywhere.
However, over the years, the idea that poodles are an aggressive breed has strengthened. Today, through this article, we will demystify that concept with real information.
Are Poodles Aggressive? 5 Reasons
Poodles might be aggressive for different reasons, but none of them has to do with them being ‘mean’.
- Lack of proper stimulation
- Poor socialization
- Being over territorial
Aggression or anxiety?
First of all, let’s make something clear. Adopting a dog is fun and rewarding, but it’s a responsibility. When you adopt a dog, you need to understand the commitment it implies. A living being is going to be under your watch for about 12-15 years, and you need to take care of his overall wellbeing.
Personality traits: Poodles are a very friendly breed who really enjoy going out and exercising. They have a lot of stored energy, so they definitely need energetic owners. Besides, Poodles are territorial, super loyal, and great with kids. When it comes to training, they are extremely intelligent and very easy to train. Though they might not get along with other dogs, it depends on their training, and many breeds have trouble on this point.
Poodles’ anxiety is often mistaken for aggressiveness. Their high level of energy demands training, more than 2 walks a day, and anxiety toys. Besides, as they are highly intelligent dogs, they need constant stimulation and socialization to avoid becoming lethargic.
It’s your responsibility to know your dog, its needs, moods, personality, and traits of its breed. If you don’t meet your Poodle’s needs, his withhold anxiety can turn into aggressiveness easily.
Breeds considered aggressive
Apart from Poodles, there are many other breeds that are erroneously considered aggressive.
- American Pitbull Terrier
- German Sheperd
- Doberman Pinscher
- Dogo Argentino
Are Poodles aggressive? Picking up on where we left, knowing our dogs, and understanding their needs is our responsibility as owners. When adopting a dog, it’s important to respect who he/she is, their temperament, and boost their personality. Just as it’s the case with Poodles, there is no such thing as aggressive breeds. There are misunderstood dogs, who have unreleased anxiety and unmet needs.