Dogs 101: Poodles Dogs Top 10 Interesting Facts Most Popular Dog Breeds – Animal Facts


I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members
of a weird religious cult. Rita Rudner Oodles of poodles touch the hearts of countless
thousands of dog owners. The poodle is elegant and perky, well-proportioned,
and squarely built. He carries himself proudly, with an air of
distinction and dignity and a springy gait. Whether he be small, medium or large, the
Poodle can steal your heart and steal the show. Welcome to Animal Facts. Let’s Get Started. 10. Don’t judge a book by its cover — Poodles
might look like frou-frou pups, but they were actually bred bred to hunt. Poodles hail from Germany, where they were
called pudel, which is German for “puddle.” While poodles today have connotations of wealth
and luxury, they were bred to work. The athletic dogs are excellent swimmers and
were used by hunters to retrieve ducks and other birds from the water. They have a “soft mouth,” so they can
gently pick up wounded or dead game without damaging it. In France, the dogs were called caniche, or
“duck dog.” 9. In 1988, a musher named John Suter entered
THE IDITAROD DOG SLED RACE with an all-poodle sled team. Unsurprisingly, they didn’t do so well: Thanks
to matted fur and cold paws, many of the dogs had to be dropped off at checkpoints. This struggle led to a new rule that dictated
only northern breeds like Siberian huskies and Alaskan malamutes are allowed to race. This measure ensures the safety of breeds
that aren’t cut out for the extreme cold. In 2010, a California woman wrote a children’s
book inspired by his story. It’s called “Sled Dog Poodles.” 8. Unlike dogs that shed, the poodle will grow
fur continuously. As a result, they need regular grooming. If left ungroomed, their fur will become matted
and dreadlock-like. On the upside, they’re hypoallergenic and
generally odorless. Cancel the Febreze order and hit that like
button! 7. Elvis loved dogs and had quite a collection
at Graceland. When he was stationed in Germany, he had a
poodle named Champagne. He also gave away many poodles to the women
he loved: A toy poodle named “Little Bit” went to a girlfriend, and he gave a poodle
named “Honey” to his wife Priscilla. 6. An awe inspiring story of intelligence among
this breed lies with the teacup Poodle, Nala. Although never trained to operate an elevator,
Nala somehow figured it out on her own and uses it to visit the residents at a local
nursing home, where her owner works. The small dog can navigate the hallways all
by herself and bring comfort to those around her. “She’d rather ride it alone than with people,
because she knows where she’s going,” her owner said. “If she could, she would push the button herself.” 5. The Poodle, for all it’s fashionista traits
and trends, is actually hiding the brain of a geek. Dog geek, that is. In fact, the Poodle is one of the smartest
dog breeds. They’re also loving, nice to strangers (as
long as you keep an eye on them) and have a great sense of humor. All in all, you’d be hard-pressed to find
a better game show contestant. 4. Poodle enthusiasts make artwork out of their
pups! This creative grooming turns Poodles into
everything from Lady Gaga to the cast of Madagascar. Poodles are the new black. The iconic grooming pattern of the Poodle
is one that is either loved or laughed at. But it isn’t just for fancy looks. These haircuts originated to avoid having
wet fur weigh the dogs down while still offering protection to vital areas from freezing marsh
water. 3. While their ancestry might not be completely
certain, it IS certain that Poodles are an extremely ancient breed. Illustrations of Poodle-like dogs have been
found on Egyptian and Roman artifacts and tombs dating back to the first centuries B.C. 2. Poodles were the most popular breed in the
US for 20 years starting in the mid-1950s. However, it wasn’t until after World War
II that the Poodle became popular in the U.S. Before then, they were fairly rare. Before we move on to number one, plus take
a moment to like and subscribe. 1. In England, Spain, France and Germany, truffle
mushrooms were considered a delicacy, and Poodles were the ideal dog to sniff them out. Their soft mouths and small paws were gentle
enough not to damage the mushrooms. Owners would begin training Poodle puppies
and their excellent noses to hunt mushrooms as early as 4 months old! Well there ya have it, ten show-worthy facts
about the elegant, but sporty, Poodle. If you’d like to see more lists like this
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38 thoughts on “Dogs 101: Poodles Dogs Top 10 Interesting Facts Most Popular Dog Breeds – Animal Facts

  • Don’t judge a book by its cover — Poodles might look like frou-frou pups, but they were actually bred to hunt. Poodles hail from Germany, where they were called pudel, which is German for “puddle.” While poodles today have connotations of wealth and luxury, they were bred to work. The athletic dogs are excellent swimmers and were used by hunters to retrieve ducks and other birds from the water. They have a “soft mouth,” so they can gently pick up wounded or dead game without damaging it. In France, the dogs were called caniche, or “duck dog.”

  • Poodles are the BEST. I own apricot miniature poodle and he is the cutest. POODLES RULE! OMG! Animal fact liked my comment!😱

  • Another fact: poodles loves getting involved with water they love playing in the water, I have a poodles myself and he's the sweetest 😁

  • Fact: poodles have rounded cuffs or pompoms on their joints (mainly feet) to avoid them from getting (excuse my spelling) athoritous when they where working dogs i guess the trend just stuck.

  • I hate hate hate when people use poodles as their canvas 2:53. Imagine how long the poor dog has to stay still in order for some self-absorbed person to do their "art." If you really have the need to do grooming artwork, get a stuffed animal to work on.

    Poodles are the most wonderful breed in the world, IMHO. I rescued one many years ago and fell absolutely in love with the breed. I love that they're brainiacs, that they're hypoallergenic and that they don't shed. I love that they come in all sizes and colors and that they're extremely trainable. And if you keep them clipped in a puppy cut instead of those fancy hairdos they are required to wear in the dog shows, they are a treat for the eyes.

  • I found the delivery of the male speaker to be much too fast – this is coming from a fast talker. It was very, very difficult to listen to and absorb the information, making the video more of a chore than entertaining and informative. 🙁

  • I have a standard poodle with an all one length cut. Because she is not groomed with the traditional top knot and pom poms, people are always surprised to learn that she is a poodle. I too was prejudiced against poodles before actually adopting one because of my fur allergies. They are smart, even tempered, and so athletic. They are eager to please, and so intuitive. Poodle lover converted forever!

  • Poodle are from France, checks your sources. The FCI which is the biggest dog association worldwide that gathers both France and Germany as founding members states the poodle as a French breed. Germany in 1936 when the breed standard was defined, officially declared that the poodle was indeed a French breed, in order to avoid any dispute between the two countries.

  • THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS VIDEO. We have been blessed with many Standard Poodles for more than 40+yrs. Now due to injuries to my spinal cord, neck, head & brain I was awarded my Standard Poodle Wounded Warrior Service Dog, THUNDER, a male 80 lbs of all muscle who is 29.4" at his withers and absolutely brilliant. He was specialized in a wide variety of Mobility Tasks and after he helped me relearn how to walk with a cane, we added Therapy training so he & I could visit sick kids and Vets who are hospitalized.

    Kudos on this video!

    Steven & "Great and Mighty THUNDER Cloud Mien Aid Supreme" his AKC & WWSD REGISTERED name,
    But it's easier to just call him Thunder.

  • Ummmm. Structured? I Own 3 poodles, and one of them is what you could say. Putting on some..no a lot of weight in her 7 years

  • Suzzz. My. Standard poodles. two. r my. best. friends. they never let me down. when I. am. depressed or. feel like. Staying in. bed all dAY. they. always r happy .and funny .so kind and. loving. .U have always had two. Standards , So. Smart ,,,,.Love them. , hug them. This. Breed. is. The Best. I love all. doggies. but every one has a best .ha ha .u will. b in. such. happiness .xo

  • Poodle is my favorite!! I love Poodle Very Very much !! Why I love poodle so much ? Because I were very afraid dogs before !! But I m Not afraid Sheeps (my family have a sheep when I were childhood)!! When I saw Poodle look like sheep, smart, gentle, quiet and brave! I am so exacting found a purebred standard golden Poodle!! Now he will 3 years old !! We are so spoil "him" !! He can sleep with us king size bed !! But he has his own bed too !!

  • hey animal facts I'm back and I'm moving into a medium size house with a medium size garden should I get a miniature or toy poodle??

  • SCAM DrAke No. I hate all the deco-crimes being committed against poodles. My own favorites are either the puppy clip or the "historically accurate" hunting clip. Those awful show clips are an insult to the breed. People who use their poodles to HUNT/RETRIEVE do not cut their poodles like show-ring nightmares !!!!! Respect these dogs !!!! They have GREAT minds, ABLE bodies and ENDEARING social skills. My little guy befriended frogs, feral cats, all kinds & sizes of dogs, he herded chickens, bewildered one ewe in Colonial Williamsburg: "Why is one of my lambs outside of the pen?" and had a 17 hand thoroughbred canter just 8 inches from his paws, never having met a horse. fearing NOT…they are THE BEST DOGS ever, so don't make them look like CLOWNS. [Sorry—did you say the HAIRCUTS ? …oh…Don't get me started on the GD-MFing DYE JOBS.]

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