The popular poodle has long been associated with the rich and gentry country folk.
However in recent years Poodles have become more popular in the UK. They are no longer just seen as the dogs of Paris who live in high rise apartments and go for daily walks with their masters to the finest French shopping galleries.
Perhaps thanks to the rise in popularity of the ‘Labradoodle’ the poodle has started to be welcomed as a loyal and playful dog amongst families up and down the UK. Poodles were traditionally bred to retrieve prey from the water so were excellent jumpers, todays poodles tend to live a more relaxing life!
The poodle may look a gentle soul but they were well regarded for returning waterfowl from lakes and ponds, their splendid coat was even bred to be used in this way with the shorter trimmed coat being designed not to be snagged on any underwater debris that may get in the dogs way mid swim. Longer hair around the dogs inner organs was designed to protect the dog from undesirable cold chills.
Do you have experience of owning this lovely breed? We would welcome your tales of fun and mishaps with the popular poodle!
Remember the Gencon All in One head collar can be used on all breeds, including the popular Poodle!