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Poodles: Uncertain Origins

Mar 12, 2008
Everybody loves Poodles for their intelligence and despite being called yappy dogs that sometimes show signs of being nervous and which sport haircuts that are a bit out of this world, the Poodle is nevertheless a breed which will show its devotion to its master and it can even overcome its highly strung nature to make a great family pet dog. The Poodle has been around man for many centuries, though there is still not enough documentation to show where it originated. From what is known, it was once bred as a water dog that retrieved game from the water.

Poodles are also much loved and admired for their intelligent nature and also for their somewhat unusual appearance and they have at various times even been used as circus dogs because audiences really take to these dogs because they can perform many cute tricks. In addition to these antics the Poodle is also well loved for its sweet disposition and so it is well suited as a pet dog that will become greatly attached to its owner, and so are often considered one-man dogs.

Although Poodles are somewhat unusual in their appearance and do not look like most other dogs, they are still pleasing to look at and have square bodies. Of course there are various types of poodles as well including the standard, miniature and toy poodle. Also, Poodles have dark and oval eyes that are set apart and their ears generally hang down below the level of their eyes with muzzles that are long as well as straight.

A Poodle also possesses a long and muscular neck and it shows off an air of dignity not generally found in other breeds. However, the Poodle is set apart from other dogs by its fur and the color of their fur may range from black to white to gray to brown and a few other colors as well. The fur is generally curly or corded while it is normal to dock (cut) its tail to half of what its original length was. The Poodle also requires extensive grooming which may even warrant its coat to be professionally groomed.

All in all, Poodles are wonderful pets that typically are good natured as well as intelligent and they like to get a lot of attention while they also bond well with their owners. The Poodle is also reluctant to being left on its own and because he always is in need of attention and love, he expects to be around people most of the time. Poodles are also eager to learn new things and are very proud of the tricks they can do and discoveries that they make and will readily show off these abilities.

Poodles also love stability as well as routine and can also be considered one-person and even one-family pets and they are also often known to become shy in the presence of strangers. Though because they will bark at those they do not know or recognize, they will make good guard dogs as well as wonderful pets, and in addition you need to allow them some time to settle into their new homes.
About the Author
Lisa Collins loves small dogs and has long experience in keeping them and is the right person to teach about raising, breeding as well as caring for small breeds. A Poodle is an attention grabbers and though somewhat unusual looking, are intelligent though sometimes even stubborn to train. If you are looking for Poodles information , this article has some useful tips that will better acquaint you with the breed.
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