Poodles as a breed suffer from a number of inherited diseases. If you buy a puppy from a reputable breeder who does health testing on all breeding stock, you reduce the chances of your poodle being affected. But because definitive tests are not available for all diseases, there's a chance your poodle may come down with one of the following ailments. It's in your best interests to familiarize yourself with these diseases, so you'll recognize them early.

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