Poodle (Toy)

Ease of Training
Guard Dog


  • It's thought he originated in Germany
  • The name "Poodle" comes from the German word "pudel" or "pudelin" meaning to splash in the water.
  • He's regarded as the national dog of France
  • He was (and still is) frequently used as retriever to retrieve shot-down game (dead ducks) from the water
  • He has been used as a circus dog for centuries because of his intelligence

Personality and Behavior

  • He's extremely intelligent (possibly the most intelligent breed!)
  • He's one of the fastest learning of all breeds
  • He has lots of energy and is highly active
  • If bored he might get into mischief to entertain himself
  • He carries himself with dignity
  • He's highly playful; loves to play ball and fetch
  • He's happy and sociable with strangers and other dogs
  • He's excellent at swimming
  • He's not fussy about food
  • He makes a good watchdog; he will alert you if someone is on your property (he can be a little to barky at times and needs to be told when enough is enough)
  • He isn't difficult to housebreak
  • He's excellent with children who are respectful and gentle with him


  • He's one of the easiest of all breeds to train because he learns so quickly. (There's only a few of these super-fast learning breeds--and he's one of them!)


  • He sheds virtually no hair. You'll be hard-pressed to find a hair in your home! (Good for clean freaks)

Grooming / Maintenance

  • Option 1: Clip his coat short every few months and then it only needs an occasional brushing.
  • Option 2: Clip and scissor his long coat into shape every 6 weeks and then brush it daily to keep it mat and tangle free.

Other varieties

  • Toy Poodle, Miniature Poodle, Standard Poodle


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