About the Breed
Poodles were originally bred as water dogs and are thought to have originated in Germany. They were used quite frequently as retrievers when hunting, and the smallest breed, the Toy breed, was used for truffle hunting later in England. This breed also has been considered the national dog of France for quite some time.
Contrary to popular belief, poodles are actually known for their extreme intelligence. They are very skillful in tracking, obedience, with agility sports, herding, and have an exceptional learning capability. Poodles remain well known for their abilities as excellent retrievers and are still used by hunters today in this role. Additionally, they come in a variety of colors, have moisture resistant coats, and come in three different sizes: Standard, Miniature, and Toy. All sizes of the breed use the same standard for show and conformation, though we breed only the Standard Size.
The poodle clip (the way the coat is trimmed) is actually an important cut used to protect their joints and vital organs in cold weather and when swimming. It was first developed by hunters to protect their retrievers when tracking out in the elements. It remains in use today and is actually part of the conformation standards when showing poodles.
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