Here are three things you may not know about Poodles:
- According to the American Kennel Club, the categories “standard, miniature and toy” describe size only. Poodles are all one breed, derived from the original standard size.
- A website that conveys advice from veterinarians to pet owners—vetstreet.com—says Poodles have a well-developed sense of humor. Kristi’s dogs are no exception. Winston and big brother Toby enjoy being where the action is and can be counted on to clown around with the slightest encouragement.
- Poodles come in a variety of colors, and some are even two-toned.
According to Wikipedia, both Germany and France claim to be the original home of the Poodle. Wherever they came from, the breed was first considered a working breed. The dogs accompanied hunters who found them easy to train. Poodles were used as retrievers, with agility and webbed feet that helped them bring game birds back from land and water.
“Poodles were used as retrievers, with agility and webbed feet that helped them bring game birds back from land and water.”
Today, Poodles are recognized far and wide as wonderful family dogs. They want to be with their people as much as possible—Kristi and Dan take their two nearly everywhere. In fact, if there’s anything Poodle parents have to watch, it’s that their dogs don’t become bored. The first time Kristi left Winston home for a short time, he gathered all his toys on the couch to keep him company!
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