Can standard poodles be home alone?

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Poodles are able to be left alone for the amount of time they can go without needing to go to the bathroom. The general rule of thumb is 1 hour per month of age. So, 2 months would be 2 hours, 3 months for 3 hours… With that being said, it is possible for poodles to feel lonely if left alone for too long.
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Unfortunately, the toy poodle can become overly dependent on your presence and develop severe separation anxiety if left alone for long periods of time. Sometimes, this results in negative behaviors like having accidents in the house.
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It is always recommended to have friends, family or a pet sitter watch your Poodle if you will be gone longer than the average work day (8-9 hours). While a Poodle can survive alone overnight, if given enough water and food, this can be very stressful for the dog.
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Affectionate and Loyal

Standard Poodles love to be with their people… They thrive on attention and will reward you with loads of affection. They will be protective of their family and will alert you when strangers are near—yet they also love kids and get along well with almost any other pet you may have.
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Most Standard Poodles make great watchdogs and some even have mild (and sensible) protective instincts, but this is not an aggressive breed.

With other dogs and cats, Standard Poodles are usually peaceful and accepting.

However, this breed is by no means perfect or low-maintenance.

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Poodles are eager, athletic, and wickedly smart “real dogs” of remarkable versatility. 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.
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Some Standard Poodles want even more opportunities to vent their energy and do interesting things; otherwise they will become rambunctious and bored, which they usually express by hyperactivity, barking, and destructive chewing.
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Biting is in the poodles genes. All dogs seek their place in the pack and biting is part of that. If the biting is tolerated the dog becomes that alpha-leader… Both toy and standard poodles are susceptible to this condition, but when well-trained they have a biting rate that is similar to most other purebred dogs.
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