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Join us for another Tuesday Talk, this time as we take a deeper look at the fascinating Poodle breed with Jess.

An old gun dog, bread as a water retriever and has long been loved by royalty across Europe and beyond for their companionship - it is amazing to hear how this breed has many of the characteristics modern families are looking for.


Host: Killian
Guest: Jess 
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10 Facts about Poodles 

  1. Three Sizes: Poodles come in three sizes: Standard, Miniature, and Toy. Standard poodles stand over 15 inches tall at the shoulder, Miniatures are between 10 and 15 inches, and Toys are under 10 inches.
  2. Intelligent Breed: Poodles are highly intelligent dogs and are known for their exceptional trainability. They excel in obedience training, agility, and various dog sports.
  3. Hypoallergenic Coat: Poodles have a curly, dense coat that sheds minimally, making them a popular choice for people with allergies. However, their coats require regular grooming to prevent matting.
  4. Signature Haircuts: Poodles are famous for their elaborate grooming styles, such as the "puppy clip" and the "continental clip." These trims were originally developed for functional purposes, with shaved areas to facilitate movement while protecting vital organs and joints during cold water retrievals.
  5. Versatile Working Dogs: Poodles were originally bred as water retrievers, especially skilled at retrieving waterfowl for hunters. Their name comes from the German word "Pudel," which means "to splash in water."
  6. Elegant Appearance: Poodles are known for their elegant appearance, with a proud carriage and a distinctive curly coat that comes in a variety of solid colors, including black, white, apricot, and silver.
  7. Companion Dogs: While they have a history as working dogs, poodles are also beloved as companion animals. They are loyal, affectionate, and often form strong bonds with their families.
  8. Athletic Abilities: Despite their refined appearance, poodles are athletic dogs with a lot of energy. They require regular exercise to stay healthy and happy.
  9. Health Considerations: Like all breeds, poodles are prone to certain health issues, including hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), and certain skin conditions. Responsible breeding and regular veterinary care can help mitigate these risks.
  10. Historical Significance: Poodles have a long history, with artwork depicting poodle-like dogs dating back to ancient Rome. They were particularly popular in the courts of European royalty during the 16th and 17th centuries, where they were often groomed in intricate styles to reflect their owners' status and wealth.


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