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Feb 19, 2008
The Poodle has a very intelligent history. The Poodle makes an excellent pet due to their low maintenance coat. The popularity of the Poodle has grown throughout the years.

The Poodle has been known as one of the most intelligent of all canine breeds. The Poodle provides their owners with a consistent companion that is interesting and responsive without giving their owner much trouble. The breed also has a high aptitude for learning because of their excellent talent and versatility.

The breed actually originated in Germany, despite the popular belief that the breed originated in France. The breed is closely related to the old water dog known as the Pudel especially when it comes to the coat and body form. Although no longer bred as a sporting dog the Poodle still has an eager fondness for water that is still displayed on occasion, as the breed was once trained to retrieve waterfowl. The history of the breed itself isn't the only thing to consider. There is a history behind the appearance of the standard poodle cut with the tufts of hair left on the thighs and around the feet.

The shaved face, legs and body with tufts of hair on the thighs and rings of hair on the feet is the most common thought when it comes to the Poodle. The exact origin of this hair cut along with its custom is unknown, but it does help those who have the Poodle as a house pet since it reduces the labor of daily grooming. This allows the owner to keep the dog healthy and in good appearance with easy maintenance of the coat.

The hair can twist into cords and continue to grow if the Poodle coat isn't brushed constantly. The entwining of the new and unshed hairs then results in a rope like cord. This cord can then cause discomfort and a lack of freedom in the animal's movement if left untrimmed. This is why you want to maintain a short hair cut for your Poodle, although this doesn't mean you have to maintain the standard Poodle cut.

The curly haired Poodle has advanced the most throughout time when it comes to popularity. The Poodle makes a pleasant companion due to their smart and clean appearance as long as they are brushed and combed regularly with the occasional washing. Black, white, brown and blue are the most common colors of the Poodle. The white Poodle is considered the most intelligent and is often preferred by many professional trainers. The black Poodle is next when it comes to intelligences while the brown and blue Poodles are considered to be lacking in character. The curly coated Poodles have improved since the early 1900's and today many fine specimens of the breed can be found. The toy poodle has also been gaining popularity recently. They are no more than fifteen inches of the shoulder and follow the same official standards as the full sized Poodle. Essentially they are to be a miniature version of the full-sized dog.
About the Author
Lisa Collins has spent years researching the history of the Poodle breed. The Poodle has a long and rich history. Knowing Poodle information can help you to see why they are such a popular breed.
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