What's In A Name: Poodle

The modern day Poodle, thanks largely to show dog grooming practices, is often considered a somewhat snooty, upper crust canine. However, this breed's roots are anything but.

The original Poodles worked as retrievers of fallen waterfowl. Their name is derived from the German word pudelin, which means "to splash." These dogs were known as Pudelhunds or "water dogs" originally, but their name eventually evolved into the English "Poodle." Poodles are bred in three sizes, standard, miniature, and toy.

Source: Dr. Becker


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