Diversity in Poodles

Research into the origins, history, genealogy
and genetics of the Poodle

Breed Origins

Kennel Histories

Pedigree Information

Genetics and Health

Several 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:
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.

Other Resources

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.