Poodles are an iconic breed instantly recognizable for their ornate hair styles and their varied dimensions. The largest standard poodles can tower over most other dogs while the toy poodle variation can stand less than 10 inches.
You could easily find the perfect dog to suit your needs from among the three possible varieties: the standard, the miniature, and the toy poodle. The poodle can provide a strong, intelligent work dog or a loving family dog that all will adore.
Of course, poodles are known for more than their stylish hair. They have an aristocratic bearing, a sharp intelligence and a love for the company of people. Smaller breeds have also been used as show dogs, as they are so easily trained.
The word poodle comes from “pudel”, a German word meaning “to splash in the water”. In France they go by the name Caniche taken from the words “chien canard” or duck dog.
If it's your first time owning and training a dog, then the poodle is the perfect match. Poodles need and love to be trained. They easily adapt to a variety of situations. The poodle is a favorite in tests of hunting skill, obedience, acrobatics, and speed.
Poodles are no longer reserved for show dogs or royal lap dogs. They have become household pets throughout United States in the 21st. Children love poodles and they love children as well!