Popular Dog Breeds: Poodles

The poodle above is a mini poodle.

 About the Poodle: 🐩

Each bolded word below is a reason for why a poodle is a popular breed and each paragraph below goes into further detail on that reason. This post also shows the history of the poodle breed.


The poodle is one of the most popular dog breeds in America. Poodles are a great dog to get because of hair, size, color, smartness, athletic ability, and a interesting history.

Hypoallergenic 

If a member in your family has allergies a poodle is a dog that doesn’t shed. Poodles unlike most dogs don’t have fur. Poodles have hair which means that the hairs keep on growing and growing. If you go to an a allergist for hypoallergenic dog breeds they might recommend the poodle. Unfortunately no dog is 100% hypoallergenic because their dandruff will shed.

Comes in 3 different sizes

Many people complain about dog sizes. Some people may so “Awww, that dog is super cute, but way to large for my tiny apartment.” Well your in luck if that’s the case because poodles come in 3 different sizes. One size is a standard poodle the biggest size a poodle comes in. Then next is the miniature. Lastly the tiniest type of poodle the toy. If you live in a open space and have a backyard with space then the standard poodle is for you. If you want a lap dog that is not to big or not to small, then a miniature sized poodle is for you. If you want a tiny dog that is still, active but also a lap dog and a dog that can be in the city then the toy poodle is for you. Poodles also are called tea cup poodles when they are extremely small. The teacup poodle isn’t an official poodle size.

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Miniature Poodle
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Toy Poodle
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Standard Poodle

Poodles come in about 4 colors: tan, brown, black, white, and even gray. But they can also come in many other colors theses are just the most common. The poodle has a large variety of colors and sizes which is a good thing. The problem with tan and white is the colors are light enough that you can easily see the poodles tear marks. When you get a black poodle you might not be able to see its eyes. So I personally think black, brown or gray, would be the best choice for poodle coloring.

Intelligent 

Poodles are one of the intellect dogs. Since they are smart they can learn tricks easily. Also since they love to please people, they are good for seeing eye dogs, therapy dogs, and lastly service dogs. Disabled people would be best with a lab, German Shepard or a poodle.

Poodles are energetic dogs and have great athletic abilities. Poodles have long legs and because of that they can do more tricks.

History

Poodles were originally a hunting dog in Northern Europe. The name poodle comes from the German word which means puddle because poodles are surprisingly water retrievers. The poodle has poofs of on the ankles and lower back of the poodle, because back then and it was meant to keep the poodle warm when playing in water or hunting. Poodles have many different cut styles. The most popular is the continental clip. The poodle is known as more of a fancy dog because of its looks.

 

In conclusion poodles are really great dogs for anyone! They are meant for anyone and everyone. They are also pretty cute!

 

Links to learn more:

http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/poodle#/slide/1

http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/dogs-101/videos/poodle/

http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/poodle/

http://www.adoptapet.com/s/adopt-a-poodle

 

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