18 Interesting Facts About Poodles

The poodle is one of the oldest breeds bred specifically to hunt waterfowl. Most historians agree that the Poodle originated in Germany but was developed into its own breed in France.

#1 Many believe the breed is the result of crosses between various European water dogs, including the Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Hungarian and Russian water dogs.

#2 Other historians think that one of the Poodle’s ancestors is the North African Babet, which was imported to the Pyrenees Peninsula. After that, the breed reached Gaul, where it was used for hunting.

#3 There is also a belief that poodles descended from Asian herding dogs and then traveled with the Germanic Goths and Ostrogoths, eventually becoming a German water dog.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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