A Beauty with Brains
Don’t be fooled by the Poodle’s playful and goofy demeanour! Ranked second most intelligent dog breed, a Poodle could outsmart you in (almost) everything that you do.
Mostly noted for its distinct look and hair cuts, Poodles are a fairly well-recognised and popular breed. Although frequently associated with France, the Poodle is of German origin; possibly descending from the Barbet. As a matter of fact, the word Poodle was derived from the German “pudel”, which means puddle or splash. Originally bred to help huntsman retrieve water, the Poodle’s quick wit and desire to please has since allowed it to adopt more areas of expertise, including show rings and as performing dogs with traveling troupes and circuses.