Although the exact ancestry of the Poodle is largely disputed, the French are most commonly credited for the breed’s origins. Poodles are probably descendants of the French Barbet, who was a water dog. Poodles are very fond of water and were once used as hunting dogs that retrieved waterfowl in water and on land. The name Poodle comes from the German Pudel or Pudelhund, which means dog that splashes or splashes. The word Poodle is related to the English word puddle. French Poodle breeders receive credit for successfully breeding these dogs in all three Poodle sizes called Miniature, Toy, and Standard.
The type of hair clips seen on competitive poodles originated to reduce hair weight and protect joints from cold water. The rear half of the dog is shaved leaving rings of soft fur around the underside of the legs, part of the tail, and part of the hips. The fur on the head is styled and styled in a pompadour, which makes the poodle look handsome and haughty at the same time. Continental and English Saddle Pet Clips are intricate and a must-have in American Kennel Club competition. The appearance of the Poodle makes this breed quite an intimidating competitor.
Competition poodles can be any solid color; however, the American Kennel Club (AKC) does not allow poodles with multi-colored or multi-colored fur to compete. All three Poodle sizes can compete if they meet the size requirements. The three Poodle sizes, Miniature, Toy, and Standard, have similar general features but differ in height and weight.
Miniature poodles weigh from fifteen to seventeen pounds and eleven to fifteen inches high at the shoulder, toy poodles weigh six to nine pounds and up to ten inches at the shoulder, and standard poodles weigh forty-five to seventy pounds and more than fifteen inches to the shoulder. shoulder. Poodle breeders should ensure that competition poodles reflect all the standard characteristics of the AKC breed. Examples of required traits in purebred poodles are: high level of activity, intelligence, elegant bearing, straight and delicate muzzle, alert, dark eyes, oval feet, half-cut and curly tail, dense coat. The poodle’s fur is curly or laced and is hypoallergenic for most humans.
Before considering a purebred Poodle as a pet, potential buyers should research the breed and find out as much Poodle information and history as they can. After looking at common Poodle health problems and the requirements for caring for a Poodle, buyers can decide if their home is a good fit for a Poodle. Then buyers can start contacting local Poodle breeders and rescue centers. Buyers should look for AKC certified breeders or breeders with references, and should interview Poodle breeders before purchasing a purebred Poodle. By doing this, buyers can ask specific questions to weed out illegitimate Poodle breeders.
Purebred poodles must come with a pedigree or documented ancestry that shows evidence of past champions in the genetic line. Poodle breeders must make medical and ancestry documentation available to buyers. They should educate buyers on common health issues, historical facts, and proper care and grooming of poodles. Breeders must be willing to allow buyers to visit their kennels and meet the parents of Poodle puppies. A good breeder will never sell a poodle to a pet store. No good breeder is in business just to make a profit. Good Poodle breeders want Poodle puppies to go into loving, permanent homes.