Surprising Poodle Facts You Should Know

Poodles were originally bred in Germany as water retrievers for duck hunting. Their thick, curly coats were helpful for keeping them warm in cold water.


Poodles are known as one of the smartest dog breeds. They're highly trainable and often excel in obedience competitions. 

Exceptionally Smart

Unlike most dogs, Poodles have hair rather than fur and are considered largely non-shedding. This makes them popular for those with allergies.

Non-Shedding Coats

Poodles come in three different official sizes - Standard, Miniature, and Toy. Standard Poodles can weigh 40-70 lbs while Toys are under 10 lbs.

Wide Range of Sizes

Poodles can come in a huge variety of solid colors including black, white, brown, gray, apricot, red, silver, blue, cafe-au-lait, cream, and more

Many Color Varieties 

It's common to stylishly trim a Poodle's curly hair into various cuts like the Continental, English Saddle, or Modern. 

Unique Haircuts

Due to their intelligence and hypoallergenic coat, Poodles are popular for creating designer crossbreeds like Labradoodles


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