Dog Poodle

Dog Poodle
Poodle

Originally bred in Germany as a type of water dog, the breed was standardized in France. The poodle is skillful in many dog sports, including agility, obedience, tracking, and even herding. Poodles have taken top honors in many conformation shows, including "Best in Show" at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 1991 and 2002, and at the World Dog Show in 2007 and 2010.

Description

CategoryUp to 50 lbs
Country of originFrance
Other namesPudle, Barbone

The poodle is a group of formal dog breeds: the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle, with many coat colors. The poodle is an active, intelligent and elegant dog, squarely built, and well proportioned. To ensure the desirable squarely built appearance, the length of body measured from the breastbone to the point of the rump approximates the height from the highest point of the shoulders to the ground. The eyes should be very dark, oval in shape, and have an alert and intelligent expression. The ears should fold over close to the head, set at, or slightly below, eye level. The coat should be of naturally curly texture, dense throughout, although most AKC-registered show dogs have a lion-cut or other, similarly shaven look.

History

The poodle is believed to have originated in Germany, where it was known as the Pudelhund. Pudel (cognate with the English word "puddle"), is derived from the Low German verb meaning "to splash about", and the word Hund in German means "dog" (cognate with "hound"). The breed was standardized in France, where it was commonly used as a water retriever. Due to the breeds popularity in France, it became established as its national breed. Poodles have been used as working dogs in the military since at least the 17th century. During WWII, Roland Kilbon of the New York Sun, reported that other countries had used dogs in their armies for many years.

Temperament

Classified as highly energetic, poodles can also get bored fairly easily, and have been known to get creative about finding mischief: they require walks, toys, and games of fetch regularly to remain happy. A typical poodle of any size should be reserved with strangers upon first introduction, but as the dog lets it guard down and gets to know the individual the dog should slowly reveal a warm and personable disposition with a jolly sense of humor. Of the three types, Standard Poodles are the most highly recommended for families with children. They have a kindly demeanor and a love of playing games.

Advice

Classified as highly energetic, poodles can also get bored fairly easily, and have been known to get creative about finding mischief: they require walks, toys, and games of fetch regularly to remain happy. A typical poodle of any size should be reserved with strangers upon first introduction, but as the dog lets it guard down and gets to know the individual the dog should slowly reveal a warm and personable disposition with a jolly sense of humor. Of the three types, Standard Poodles are the most highly recommended for families with children. They have a kindly demeanor and a love of playing games.

Use

Hunting dog, companion dog

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