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The poodle is a dog type that is categorized into the Standard, Miniature, and Toy poodles. They were prominent in the 17th century and their origin is still a subject of debate. The dog is popularly known to have originated from Germany. However, it has been controversially linked to the barbet dog from France. The poodle is also known as Pudelhund and Caniche. Discover more about our Poodle puppies for sale below!

Breed History

Historically, the poodles are generic to mainland Europe. Drawings by a popular German artist, Albrecht Durer have indicated the existence if the poodle between the 15th and 16th centuries. Paintings from Francisco Goya of Spain also bare the existence of poodles as a royal choice in Spain. 

Germany has acknowledged the poodle as originating from France to avoid any dispute between the two founding nations of the dog breed. The Federation Cynologique Internationale which is an organization that comprises of the German and French kennel clubs also acknowledges France as the origin of the poodles. 

However, the British, American and Canadian kennel clubs acknowledge the origin of poodles as Germany. poodles have been companions of the upper and middle class for an extensive period.

It’s quite fascinating that the German and French origins indicate early poodles must have been duck hunters. The word poodle can be traced to the German word Pudelhund. The word pudel translates to splashing of water which is also strongly tied to the English word puddle. 

While the French name Caniche directly translates to cane which is the female duck. This categorizes the dog breed as a water retriever suitable for hunting ducks and effortlessly explains the poodle’s affinity for water and its expert swimming ability.

In the early 1990s, the standard poodle which is the largest type of breed was used as a gun dog in the United States. The dog breed was also used for upland bird hunting in the US and Canada. Its webbed feet and wooly coat make it a good swimmer. 

A combination of obedience and intelligence makes it a good choice for hunters. However, the use of the poodle for hunting declined in the 20th century and they were used as companions and circus dogs. Despite this, the poodle remains a superior hunter, having longer legs that make it faster than the typical hunting spaniels and retrievers.

Temperament

The poodle is an intelligent dog, they are energetic and social. Maintaining a ranking as the second most intelligent dog, the poodle requires physical engagements as well as activities to stimulate it mentally. 

The poodles adapt systematically to a new person who needs to earn their trust before they expose their warm and friendly traits. Despite being ferocious on occasion, the poodle is not your typical security dog. Aggression is not a typical quality. However, it can be dedicated to the safety of its owner.

The poodle is submissive. Training doesn’t involve difficulty, and it is suitable for many dog sports including dog surfing, disc dog and dock diving.

Environment

Contrary to popular belief that poodles are fragile due to their appearance and preference as pet dogs, the poodles are energetic. Toy poodles are small and they can live in smaller apartments. Standard poodles are larger and they need a lot of space to move around.

Exercise

Poodles love to play. They are originally hunter dogs, so you can understand that they need a lot of exercise. Daily physical activities are important to relieve your dog of excess energy that can easily be transformed into destruction. While being very physical poodles are intelligent and also need activities to task them mentally.

Grooming

The poodle requires intensive care. Their coats should be trimmed appropriately, and groomed daily to prevent skin infections for your dog. The shed hair is usually trapped by the outer hair; so daily care is a major highlight in grooming poodles.

Our Poodle puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Poodle puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our Poodle puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Poodle puppies.

 

Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions about the Poodle

Is it appropriate to neuter my Poodle?

It is okay to neuter a poodle. However, it is only appropriate to neuter mature dogs

Are Poodles affectionate?

Yes, poodles are affectionate and loving, good with family, but they can be aggressive to outsiders.

I own a Toy Poodle; can it be neutered too?

6 months is an ideal age to get your toy poodle neutered. Its all about maturity, male toy poodles can take 6 to 7 weeks while females 7 to 12 months to reach the age for neutering.

How do I get my Poodle’s hair to become curly? 

After washing, leaving the dog to dry out naturally will return its hair to its natural curly structure

How much grooming does a Poodle need?

Poodles require professional grooming every 3weeks. The tangles in the dog’s coat cannot be rushed when care is given. Therefore, grooming a poodle requires careful and judicious effort.

At what age should Poodles be adopted?

This is dependent on you; poodles can be adopted from 8weeks if you can care well enough for them

Do Poodle puppies shed?

All dogs shed hair. However, the poodle sheds less than most breeds. Its shedding is not enough to trigger any allergies

Is it okay to keep Poodles with the children?

Poodles are loving. They wouldn’t have any problem with children. This ability goes for all types of poodle.

Do Poodles like water?

Yes, the poodle loves to swim. They were originally bred as water retrievers in France and Germany

Do Poodles bark a lot?

Poodles are observant; easily alert to whatever goes on around them. So a poodle has to the tendency to bark at the slightest observations it makes

Poodles are great for hunting game, don’t be deceived by the appearance. They are also energetic and intelligent. The poodle is a good dog breed that is beautiful and strong. They are good companion dogs but require a great deal of grooming.


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