Brown Poodle

Poodles come in many different colors and patterns. One of the most beautiful of these coat color options is brown. However, the shade of brown found on Brown Poodles is different from the lighter tan and earthy shades found in other dog breeds.

A Brown Poodle is one of the officially recognized and accepted colors of the Poodle dog breed. The actual shade of brown is a dark, liver-brown tone that uniformly covers the entire coat. The brown color on these Poodles is due to a dominant gene making them very common.

The unique and beautiful shade of brown is not the only awesome thing about the Brown Poodle. In the upcoming sections, we shall take a look at everything you need to know about a Brown Poodle before getting one.

This includes their health status, care needs, and personality. But first, letโ€™s dive into the distinguishing physical features of the Brown Poodle as well as the other colors that the Poodle comes in.

Do Poodles Come In Brown?

Brown is one of the most common colors found on Poodles. This is because, like the genes responsible for black fur on Poodles, the genes that give the Brown Poodle its unique brown color are dominant.

This means that only one brown parent may be needed to produce Brown Poodle pups.

The coat is not the only part of the Brown Poodle that is brown in color. Below is a quick summary of the most important sites of the brown coloration that help identify this color variation of the Poodle dog breed.

Coat Shade

The shade of brown on a Brown Poodle is actually different from the lighter, almost tan shades found in most other brown dog breeds. Brown Poodles have a darker shade of brown on their coats which is more comparable to the dark brown shades of liver and chocolate.

This color is a uniform shade over the entire Brown Poodleโ€™s body. There should strictly be no markings in any other color otherwise the dog ceases to qualify for consideration as a Brown Poodle.

Interestingly, the brown shade on Brown Poodles fades as they grow older. The shade itself may not change but the color intensity will be reduced.

Eye Color

The eyes on a Brown Poodle are also affected by the genes responsible for brown fur. Brown Poodles typically have amber-colored eyes. This is in contrast to other color variations of Poodles like black, white, and gray that tend to have dark brown eyes.

Other Pigmented Surfaces

Finally, you may find the same liver-brown color on other pigmented parts of the Brown Poodleโ€™s body. These include the rims of the eyes, the mouth, the paw pads, and even the nails.

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Do Brown Poodles Smell Bad?

Brown Poodles can live for 12 to 18 years. Standard-sized Brown Poodles have shorter lifespans than the tiny Toy Brown Poodles that are more likely to reach and even exceed the 18-year mark.

Brown Poodles are healthy dogs in most cases as most professional breeders selectively breed out problematic traits. However, there are still a few common health issues that your Brown Poodle may be at risk of developing. Here are some of the most important of these.


Brown Poodles may be allergic to a number of things including fleas, mites, dust, pollen, and some grooming product ingredients. They may also suffer from food allergies to things like milk, gluten, and even some types of meat.

The resulting skin irritation could cause open wounds as the Brown Poodle scratches itself for some relief. This in turn leads to skin infections which is why some Brown Poodles may get smelly.

Ear Infections

The curly coat on a Brown Poodle grows into their long and droopy ears. This predisposes them to ear infections as germs thrive in the warm, dark, and often moist environments. That is why it is so important to regularly trim your Brown Poodleโ€™s ear fur.

Gastric Dilatation Volvulus

The volvulus condition is very common especially in large Brown Poodles. It occurs when they eat or drink too much or too fast. The result is that the stomach twists on itself.

In a lot of cases, this could be life-threatening which is why urgent vet attention for the Brown Poodle is crucial if volvulus is suspected.

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How To Take Care Of Brown Poodles?

Taking care of a Brown Poodle is very easy. This is why they are so popular as family pets as well as for first-time dog owners. You just have to understand the dogโ€™s basic needs and come up with a care plan and schedule that works for both you and your dog.

To help you out on your first encounter as a Brown Poodle dog owner, here are 3 of the most important things you need to do to take good care of a Poodle.

A Healthy Diet

Your Brown Poodle needs to be on a balanced diet made from high quality ingredients and as free from artificial additives as possible.

Pet Plate is one of the few dog food brands that meet all these requirements and then some.

They use high quality, human-grade ingredients with recipes approved by vets for a balanced diet that every dog can benefit from. The best part is they customize portion sizes and recipes based on your dogโ€™s breed, age, and any special health needs.

In addition to healthy dog food, make sure to give your Brown Poodle multivitamin supplements. These will help with everything from improved immunity and coat health to helping with the management of joint diseases.

Regular Exercise

The exercise needs that your Brown Poodle will have depend on its size. Standard Brown Poodles need about 1 hour of exercise daily while smaller and more energetic varieties like Miniature and Toy Brown Poos may need up to 2 hours of daily exercise.

Regular Vet Visits

Regular visits to your vet are a crucial aspect of good care of your Brown Poodle. These will help ensure that routine services like vaccinations and deworming are done on time for the dogโ€™s sake.

Routine vet visits could also help your vet pick out any illnesses in your Brown Poodle early enough for effective management.

You can ideally work with an interval of a visit every 3 to 6 months depending on your vetโ€™s advice.

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Do Brown Poodles Bark A Lot? Temperaments Of Brown Poodles

For the most part, a Brown Poodle is like any other Poodle in terms of personality. This is because the genes that give this variation its beautiful coat have absolutely no effect on the temperament traits that the Brown Poos will have.

However, the size differences may have an effect on the Brown Poodleโ€™s personality. Larger varieties like the Standard Poodle tend to be more aloof and independent while Miniature and Toy Brown Poodles are more cuddly, affectionate, and social.

Here are a few more of the personality traits that you can expect from a Brown Poodle.


According to Stanley Corenโ€™s โ€œThe Intelligence of Dogsโ€, Poodles are the second most intelligent of all dog breeds. Brown Poodles are therefore smart dogs that are generally very easy to train.

In addition to being intelligent, Brown Poodles are also typically eager to please and very obedient. This makes them easy for even first-time dog owners to live with and train the pooches.


Brown Poodles are very loyal dogs. They tend to form very strong bonds with the human companions that they spend a lot of time with. Their faithfulness towards their owners make them particularly awesome to keep as companion dogs as well as guard dogs.


Brown Poodles were historically used as hunting dogs. Their sharp senses and alertness made them fantastic at their job. This alert nature and awareness of their environment persists to date and is one of the most prominent personality traits of Brown Poodles.


If you are in the market for a lively and outdoorsy dog, the Brown Poodle would be a great fit. Whether it is a standard, miniature, or toy variety, this pooch will always be happiest outdoors running about and just having a good time.

This is why physical exercise on a regular basis is so important for them.

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Do Brown Poodles Fade? Grooming Tips For Brown Poodles

Brown Poodles, like any other kind of Poodle variation, have a hypoallergenic coat. This does not necessarily mean that the Brown Poodle doesnโ€™t shed.

If anything, they shed minimally and therefore still need regular grooming to take care of the coat and minimize your cleanup duties.

Here is a bit more about a Brown Poodleโ€™s grooming needs as far as coat care is concerned.

Deshedding And Detangling Schedule

A Brown Poodle needs to have their coat brushed at least 3 times a week. While they do not shed a lot, their coats are very likely to get matted if you do not regularly detangle them. Regular brushing also helps get rid of the little shed fur that the Brown Poodle will inevitably have.

The Furminator Undercoat Tool is perfect for the job with its strong, metallic bristles that will make easy work of the dense and curly coat that Brown Poodles have.

Bath Schedule

Another awesome thing about the Poodleโ€™s coat is that it does not show stains and the dog itself rarely gets stinky. You can therefore get away with a long interval between baths like once every 6 to 8 weeks.

The secret is to work with high quality grooming products like the Mighty Petz 2-In-1 Oatmeal Dog Shampoo And Conditioner. This shampoo will also come in very handy if your Brown Poodle has sensitive skin or irritation due to dermatitis as the oatmeal has soothing properties.

Trimming Needs

Brown Poodles need their coats trimmed on a regular basis. This makes the coat easier to manage in terms of brushing. It also reduces the chances of things like ear infections as a result of fur overgrowth within the ears.

A coat trimming of every 3 to 6 weeks for a Brown Poodle should do the trick.

How Much Is A Brown Poodle? The price of a Brown Poodle depends largely on the size of the dog. Standard Brown Poodles are the most expensive of the bunch and range from $700 to $1,500 but can go for as much as $5,000. Miniature and Toy Brown Poodles, on the other hand, will cost you on average $1,000 to $2,000.

Do Brown Poodles Have Brown Noses? Yes, Brown Poodles have brown noses. This is because the genes for brown coloration of the coat also cause a brown or liver tone on other pigmented areas like the nose, eye rims, and lips. In addition to this distinguishing feature, Brown Poodles also have dark nails and amber brown eyes.

What Is A Brown Abstract Poodle? A Brown Abstract Poodle is a kind of Poodle characterized by having white markings on a predominantly brown coat. Also known as mismark Poodles, Brown Abstract Poodles will have the white markings limited to the chest, neck, parts of the face, and on the feet. These white markings should strictly cover less than 50% of the dogโ€™s body.

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