History of Dogs: Poodles

There is a lot of talk about poodle dogs, and you will surely see the odd one on the streets every day. But do you know its history?

Poodle’s History

The poodle is a canine breed of which there are a total of 4 varieties: large, medium, dwarf, and toy. Commonly, it is associated with the tiny one, but all these variants can be found.

Also, in addition to the standard poodle, there is the Cordelé variety. Many of them can be seen on the street, but their beauty is so great that they are usually seen at dog shows. It is a wonderful breed of dog.

Where are they from?

Until the 15th century, the poodle was considered exclusive to aristocrats and nobles. It was regarded as a water retriever until the Renaissance since they recovered the hunted prey that they left in the water; swans and ducks. So they did an important job in their time.

If we pay attention to its history, we find disparate data about its origin. Some affirm that it comes from Germany and that after reaching the revolutionary wars in France, it expanded to countries like Spain. But three countries are coined their origin: Germany, Russia, and France.

In history, each country modified the breed of the poodle for certain purposes. For example, the Germans to hunt swimming birds. But they always stood out for their beauty and intelligence, hence their appearance in works of art.

In the 19th century, stylists made different cuts, and even newborns had their tails docked. Until the 20th century, the large variety predominated, but standard varieties such as miniature and toy emerged. This standard arrived in 1936, and Germany recognized the poodle as a breed originating in France.

Why did it become popular?

His popularity was no accident at all. This breed of dog not only did a great job but aesthetically it featured in paintings and works of art; He was always seen next to his masters, and his haircuts were already surprising.

Her intelligence also did not go unnoticed. An excellent hunting dog but did a great job as a watchdog, bird hunting, rescue, or water dog.

The fact that it was exclusive to aristocrats and nobles has made it a breed of great cache even today. But its history is as abundant as it is surprising, did you expect it?

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