The History and Origins of the Poodle Breed
The Poodle breed originated in Germany and France.
was developed as a water retrieval dog and was used for hunting waterfowl.
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The Poodle's name likely comes from the German word "pudel" or "pudelin" which means "to splash in water".
Poodles were also used as circus performers due to their intelligence and trainability.
The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887.
Poodles come in three sizes: Standard, Miniature and Toy.
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Poodles are known for their distinctive, curly coat which was traditionally clipped to aid in their water retrieval work.
Poodles are known for their intelligence, trainability and loyalty, which makes them suitable for various roles such as service and therapy dogs, and also as companion pets.
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