Things to know about Poodles

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1. The breed was originally a water retriever

The breed originated as a duck hunter in Germany, where the word “pudelin” refers to splashing in water.

2. They’re intelligent

They are extremely intelligent and are the second smartest breed, next to the Border Collie. They enjoy and excel in a variety of canine sports, including agility, obedience, and tracking.

3. They are hypoallergenic

They shed minimally because their fur never stops growing and tangles instead of falling out.

4. They require good exercise every day

Bred as hunting dogs, their impulse is to retrieve, so tossing toys, sticks, or balls for them will exercise both their mind and body. They also thrive on going for jogs or long walks with their human.

5. Poodles are high-maintenance dogs

Poodle require regular grooming to keep the coat in good condition. Even when clipped short, Poodle will need to be brushed, bathed, and trimmed every three to six weeks. Many Poodles have weepy eyes that stain the hair under their eyes. To cut down on staining, the eyes and face need to be wiped every day.

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