Despite the Poodle’s association with France, the breed originated as a duck hunter in Germany, where the word “pudelin” refers to splashing in water.

Ranked second most intelligent dog breed just behind the Border Collie,[4] the poodle is skillful in many dog sports and activities, including agility, obedience, tracking to herding, circus performers and assistance dogs. Poodles have taken top honors in many conformation shows, including “Best in Show” at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 1991 and 2002, and at the World Dog Show in 2007 and 2010. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Poodles Come in Three Sizes

  • The Standard Poodle: over 15 inches at the shoulder — most are in the 22-27″ range
  • The Miniature Poodle: over 10 inches and not over 15 inches at the shoulder – most are in the 13-15″ range
  • The Toy Poodle: 10 inches and under at the shoulder

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  • Active, Proud, Very Smart
  • AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 7 of 193
  • Height: 10-15 inches
  • Weight: 10-15 pounds
  • Life Expectancy: 10-18 years
  • Group: Non-Sporting Group
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