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The Poodle, though often equated to the beauty with no brains, is exceptionally smart, active and
excels in obedience training. The breed comes in three size varieties, which may contribute to why
Poodle is one of the most popular breeds according to AKC® Registration statistics. Poodles can
be a variety of solid colors, including white, black, apricot and gray, but never parti-colored.

A Look Back
The breed originated in Germany as a water retriever. The stylish "Poodle clip" was designed by
hunters to help the dogs move through the water more efficiently. The patches of hair left on the
body are meant to protect vital organs and joints which are susceptible to cold. The Standard variety
is the oldest of the three varieties. The Miniature variety may have been used for truffle hunting.
The Toy Poodle was often used in performances and circuses.

Right Breed for You?
The Poodle can accommodate nearly any size living quarters. His hypoallergenic coat may reduce
allergic reactions, but requires regular professional grooming. The Poodle is an active breed and
requires daily exercise.

Did You Know?
  • The denominations Standard, Miniature, and Toy are used to describe size only. All the
    Poodles are one breed, governed by the same standard.

  • The Toy Poodle is known for superior intelligence and exceptional learning ability.

  • The Poodle clip is not merely decorative (though it may seem that way now); it is in fact a
    necessary clip meant to protect the joints and vital organs in cold water. .

  • The Toy Poodle achieved great popularity in France and was known worldwide as a "trick
    dog." They were court favorites during the reign of Louis XVI and Queen Anne.

  • The Toy Poodle, like all Poodles, possesses wonderful swimming ability; the coat is adapted
    to water, and will cord if left to grow naturally.

  • Grover Cleveland owned a Poodle (although some reports say it was a Pekingese).

Summary
    Non-Sporting (Standard and Miniature) and Toy (Toy) Groups; AKC recognized in 1887.
    Standard: over 15 inches tall at the shoulder.
    Miniature: over 10 but under 15 inches.
    Toy: 10 inches or under.
    Water retriever, companion.

© The American Kennel Club, Inc.

The Poodle Breed Standard - www.akc.org/breeds/poodle/

History of the Poodle - www.akc.org/breeds/poodle/history.cfm

National Breed Club - Poodle Club of America, Inc. - www.poodleclubofamerica.org/
ACTIVITIES FOR YOU AND YOUR POODLE
Poodles are known for superior intelligence and exceptional learning ability. Poodles compete in
conformation, obedience, agility, rally, tracking and hunting events. There are any number of
activities you can enjoy with your Poodle.

In addition to playing ball, going on hikes, and taking long walks, you and your Poodle might enjoy
the following activities:








Here are some pictures of the VVDOC Poodles enjoying
their favorite activities !
Agility
Flyball
Nose Work
Service Dog
Canine Freestyle
Frisbee
Obedience
Swimming
Conformation
Dock Diving
Rally
Therapy Dog
Field Work/Hunting
Hiking
Search and Rescue
Tracking
AGILITY
CONFORMATION
Miniature Poodle
" JASON "
AM MEX INTL CH Lidos Golden Fleece CD BN RE
OBEDIENCE
" CASPER "
Janco's White Magic CDX BN GN RE NAP NJP
" SLICK "
RALLY
TRACKING
Carol and Casper "working the track"
" DUNE "
D'Kamron Duna Bailador UD RA
" CASPER "
Janco's White Magic CDX RE GN BN OAP OJP TBAD
Flying Over the Broad Jump
" MAGGIE "
Con Brio Breakin' the Rules CDX RAE NAJ
FIELD WORK
" RIO "
Janco Rollin' On The River CD RN TD
" SLICK "
Lidos As Slick As It Gets CD GN RAE
" MAX "
Samovar's Maximillian CD GN RE CGC
" LADYBUG "
Lidos Lady in Red CD RAE
" AUSTIN "
Sandman's Austin Red Ryder UD GN RA
" MAX "
Navigating the Rally Course
" THE POODLE RALLY TEAM "
Max, Jason, Slick and Austin
" NUTMEG "
Lidos Nutmeg Magic CD RAE NA NAJ
Time for treats
"Let's ride !"
Going to the dog show

SEPTEMBER 2011 BREED OF THE MONTH

The POODLE
" TIGER LILY "
AM CAN BDA MEX INTL CH OF THE AMERICA
1999 WORLD CH Lidos Tiger Lily AM, MEX, BDA
CDX RAE NA NAJ
Standard Poodle
" CHILI "
CH Lidos Chili Pepper
Standard Poodle
" TEQUILA "
AM BDA CAN MEX INTL CH Lidos Tequila Sunrise CD
" LUCY "
Lidos I Love Lucy RN JH WCX TT
" LUCY "
I got me a duck !
" HARLEY "
CH Lidos Harley Davison UDX OA AXJ RAE WC TT
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