The Poodle originally came from Germany and was a water retriever. The “poodle clip” cut is designed to help him glide through the water easier. The patches of hair that are left protect his vital organs and joints from cold. The Standard Poodle is the oldest of the three types. The Toy Poodle was used in circuses and performances. The Miniature Poodle was used to hunt truffles.

He’s very smart and is exceptionally obedient. The three sizes contribute to his popularity. His coat can be almost any colour but never parti-coloured. He can live nearly anywhere due to his size. His coat is hypoallergenic which makes him ideal for those with allergies. He does need professional grooming regularly. He’s very active and needs regular exercise too. The Standard is more than 15 inches tall. The Miniature is 10 – 15 inches and the Toy is 10 inches or less.