Poodles are one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. There are over 200 million poodles living in the United States alone. They have been bred since ancient times to provide companionship and loyalty. However, they do not always live up to their reputation because they can sometimes be stubborn and aggressive when needed. Some of them may even look like pit bulls but they don’t behave like them at all!
The Poodle breed was originally developed in England around 1825 by a man named William Beaumont. He wanted to create a small dog with good working qualities so he started breeding dogs from the English Shepherd Dog (a type of terrier) and the Boxer (an Alaskan Malamute). These two types were selected due to their size and shape which made them suitable for work tasks such as herding cattle or retrieving lost items.
In the early 1900’s, many poodles were imported into the US where they quickly became popular pets. Due to their small size and friendly nature, these dogs proved very popular with children. Unfortunately, some people began buying large numbers of poodles thinking that they would make great family members. A few unscrupulous pet shops started selling puppies which had no health tests done on them and often came from puppy mills.
As a result, poodles gained a reputation for being delicate and vulnerable to health problems such as epilepsy, blindness or heart conditions. Fortunately, responsible breeders took the initiative to return poodles to their original purpose of being a working dog that is also suitable as a family pet. They bred the dogs in such a way that eliminated these negative traits and produced a smaller, more energetic version of the original poodle which we recognise today.
The poodle is both elegant and active. It has a curly, thick coat with prominent eyebrows, mustache and beard. This breed is known to be very intelligent and responds well to training. It has a good-natured, patient personality which means that it gets along well with other animals and children.
It is an active breed which needs regular walks and trips to the dog park.
The Poodle’s personality means that it gets on well with other dogs. Its friendly nature also makes it a hit with children. It is active and is happiest when it has something to do. While training will help to curb its enthusiasm, it’s still better if you can spend time walking it or taking it to the dog park to play because otherwise it may become destructive out of boredom.
Although this breed is very good with children, it’s always best when a child is introduced to a dog slowly and under supervision. It needs plenty of positive reinforcement and rewards when training because it can be a little sensitive.
It’s also very important to make sure that this breed is well socialized when it’s a puppy. Poodles are trusting dogs which means that they can form strong bonds with humans and other animals. They will act as if they are the protector of the family which means that they will bark at people they don’t know or are suspicious of.
Despite being alert and watchful, poodles are not aggressive dogs and would rather run away than fight.
The poodle is the national dog of France but its exact origins are unknown. There are theories that the poodle descends from the ancient Tibetan or Nordic (in its current form) sheepdog. One thing is certain, and that’s the poodle has been popular in France for at least 400 years.
The original poodles were used as water dogs and helped fishermen in rural areas to hunt and retrieve fish. They were also popular with hunters who used them as retrievers. In fact, the French word for poodle, ‘caniche’ comes from the word ‘canard’ which is duck and, at one time, poodles were primarily called Caniche du Chasse or hunting poodle.
By the 17th century, poodles were popular with French Nobility and had become the fashion accessory for women. It was also in the 17th century that a standard poodle clip was first developed in its familiar form.
In the late 16th century, King Charles IX of France brought a gift poodle called Mopsef the from the Vatican. This poodle was extremely well-behaved and loved by everyone. This famous poodle gave rise to all poodles being known as royal dogs from then on.
The poodle was introduced to Britain in the 19th century when King George II brought in two poodles, Falb and Goblin. These poodles were very popular with the upper class and their popularity spread downwards.
Poodles were popular with circus performers in the late 19th century because they were happy to do tricks in return for a treat. They were also used as water rescue dogs.
The standard poodle continued to be a very popular dog in Britain until the 20th century when cross-breeding with other types of dogs reduced the size and amount of grooming required to keep its fur in the desired ‘pouf’.
Poodles are still used as guide dogs for the blind, as hearing dogs for the deaf, as well as search and rescue dogs. They are also talented actors and have starred in many films, including “Shakey”, “Men in Black” and “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale”.
Despite its French origins, the poodle is now the national dog of Britain.
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