Few dog breeds arouse as much passion as the popular poodle, since it is one of the best-known companion dogs in the world, not only for its charming appearance, diversity of sizes and colors, but, fundamentally, for its legendary intelligence and its lively and playful temperament make him an adorable companion for the whole family.
The poodle, a one hundred percent functional dog
Although we now know it as a family dog, originally it was a one hundred percent functional breed, beginning with its name, which comes from the French word canard (duck), since its task was to collect water from the waterfowl killed in the hunt, in which he performed with great skill. In English, the breed is known as a poodle.
These early poodles did not have the current size diversity, which would be produced through selection by hobbyists and breeders, and were exclusively medium-sized dogs.
Being charming-looking, cheerful, and extraordinarily intelligent dogs, for a time they were the claim of circus functions, in which they performed tricks for the spectators, already at that time and for that purpose, they were smaller than the original poodles. aquatic workers.
The first official dog-fighting organization that registered a poodle in its books of origins was the British Kennel Club 1875, the first poodle fan club in the United Kingdom was established in 1876, in Germany in 1896, and in France, it was later, towards 1922.
Beginning in the 1950s they became one of the most popular and beloved breeds in the United States.
The poodle: an exceptional intelligence
Poodles, no matter what their size, are known for their high level of intelligence and memory, so much so that canine experts such as Stanley Coren classify this breed as one of the most intelligent, disputing the leadership of this canine intelligence ranking. the world with the border collie.
A poodle puppy learns early, and he needs to be a well-rounded adult! They are dogs that love to participate in sports such as agility, obedience, canine skills, or simply learn and practice any activity or intelligence exercise that their owner proposes. It is a breed that needs mental stimulation and plays since they are very active physically and mentally.
They are not usually barking dogs and are sociable, although they can sometimes be reserved with strangers, and they are extremely affectionate with their family and acquaintances; In addition, poodles, in general, are usually one of the longest-lived dog breeds.