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Poodles are highly intelligent, elegant dogs known for their curly, hypoallergenic coats. They come in three sizes: Standard, Miniature, and Toy. Poodles excel in obedience and agility, and their friendly, active nature makes them excellent family pets. They require regular grooming to maintain their distinctive coat.

Poodles are often bred with other breeds due to their desirable traits, resulting in popular "designer dogs." Their keen intelligence and playful demeanour make them adaptable and affectionate companions.

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Poodle Character

Poodles are renowned for their intelligence, alertness, and trainability, making them one of the most versatile breeds. They are often eager to please, which coupled with their intelligence, makes them excellent at learning commands and tricks. Poodles can be lively and playful, as well as loyal and affectionate with their families. They are generally friendly with people and other animals but can be reserved with strangers.

Despite their elegant appearance, they are hardy dogs with a joyful disposition. Their sensitivity to their owner's emotions makes them wonderful companions and therapy dogs.

Poodle Appearance

Poodles are distinctive for their curly, hypoallergenic coats and come in three types: Standard, Miniature, and Toy.

Standard Poodles are the largest, standing over 15 inches tall at the shoulder and typically weighing 40-70 pounds. They are well-proportioned and elegant, with a proud posture.

Miniature Poodles stand 10-15 inches tall and weigh 10-15 pounds, combining sturdiness and athleticism in a smaller package.

Toy Poodles are the smallest, under 10 inches in height and weighing 4-6 pounds, making them ideal for compact living spaces.

All types have a similar appearance with a curly or corded coat, long ears, and a distinctive poise. Their coats can be various colours, including black, white, apricot, and grey - fur matting is an issue, although most Poodle-owners understand the need for regular grooming.

Conditions which affect this breed

There are no Poodle-specific health conditions, and as a whole the breed tends to be fairly healthy. However, hereditary diseases did appear in the 1960s due to poor breeding standards, such as Sebaceous Adenitis and Addison's disease.

Weird Fact..

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Poodles were a common sight in circuses across Europe and America. Their ability to learn complex tricks and routines made them stars in the ring - Poodles could be trained to perform a variety of acts, from walking on their hind legs to jumping through hoops and even 'dancing' to music. Their curly coats were often styled and dyed for these performances, adding to their visual appeal. 

Poodle History

The Poodle, despite its association with France, actually originated in Germany, where it was known as "Pudel," meaning "to splash in the water." The breed was initially developed as a water retriever, skilled at retrieving game from water due to its excellent swimming ability. This is reflected in the Poodle's distinctive coat, which was originally clipped to aid in swimming while providing protection to vital areas from cold water.

The breed's elegance and trainability gained it favor among French nobility, leading to its eventual status as the national dog of France. Over time, Poodles were bred in different sizes, resulting in the Standard, Miniature, and Toy varieties we see today. Their intelligence, agility, and stylish appearance made them popular in dog shows and circuses, further increasing their popularity across Europe and the world.

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