Poodle can be described by using three words only: elegant, proud, and clever. It is not only about blue ribbons, impressive hairdos, and regal attitude. It is also an affectionate family dog and with an ancient history and many talents. Do not be mistaken, though. They seem to epitomize a life of leisure and luxury, but these are real dog to do real jobs. Originally, the breed served as a water retriever, a job that requires jumping into water to fetch waterfowl for hunters.

The English name derived from the German word “pudel” which means “to splash in the water”. There are three sizes of Poodle. The standard is probably the oldest one. However, no matter the size, those dogs are playful and have a dignified personality, as well as a remarkable intelligence. They are great to train, as they excel at sports such as obedience, agility, and hunt tests. Poodles are no snobs.

They want to stay close to their families and are always up for a good game. Their coat needs a lot of upkeep to stay beautiful and healthy. Poodles that are thinking during games and exercises are not bored and that is why they will not find any destructive ways to occupy himself.