Standard poodle
   caniche grand

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Poodle is a dog full of wrong stereotypes. Many of people see poodle as a decoration with funny hairstyle. But do YOU know real poodle side?

HISTORY OF BREED

There're many hipothesis about poodles origin. Some says that the poodles date back to antiquity. However, modern poodles have rather the blood of dogs from German and French lands.

Name comes from the German word "puddeln" meaning wading in the water, a puddle; and from French the word "caniche", which is used by the official European poodle standard, comes from the French for a female duck. 

Poodles were used more than 400 years ago as duck-catching dogs thanks to their swimming ability and outstanding intelligence. It was in Germany that they were recognized as hunting dogs. Their hairstyle, known today as the "continental clip", is also not accidental - it is a historical reflection of the appearance of poodles, which were sheared in this way due to their water functions. Due to their intelligence and appearance, Poodles quickly gained recognition among a diverse community. They began to be used as circus dogs in France, where the poodle size now known as 'toy' or miniature was bred - because they were more handy for circus travel. As a result, the poodle's popularity as a companion dog began to rise drastically and soon began appearing in salons in different sizes and colors.

In the history at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries there was also a fashion for corded poodles. This variety was invented by the English. The hair cover was covered with ... dreadlocks. To this day, you can see poodles in such a cover, but it is a very rare sight Grooming such a coat requires much more effort and time than a standard coat

Nowadays it is not an art to grow a dog's dreadlocks, but the trick is to do it well and nicely. ​

The first poodle standard was developed in 1880, giving rise to current poodle standards in cynological organizations. Poodles gained incredible popularity in the 1970s in Poland. In 1972, there were more poodles in Warsaw than german shepherds. Only in the 90s they ceased to be a fashionable accessory. Unfortunately, the image of a poodle with a bow on its head on an elegant sofa still reigns in society, while they are dogs with underestimated sporting predispositions such as agility or frisbee.

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1905, corded poodle

ENG.CH.;. ORCHARD MINSTREL 

( LADY GODIVA x THE JOKER) 

ok. 1900, ENG.CH.; MODEL, 

grandmother of ORCHARD MINSTREL,

fashion of corded poodles

XX  / XXI century

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AM-CAN-CH. WYCLIFFE JOYOUS JACQUELINE,

own. Jean M. Lyle

(WYCLIFFE FITZHERBET x WYCLIFFE TITANIA)

kennel WYCLIFFE; 1975 

AM-CAN-CH. DEGANA COLE PORTER

( PAMALA'S MANDERLEY SPELLBOUND x DEGANA LULLABYE)

1992 .

own.  Jennifer A. Dege

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MULTI. CH., MULTI BIS

STONE RUN AFTERNOON TEA '

own. Connie S. Unger

(DASSIN HILLWOOD LAZARUS x STONE RUN GIRL REACTION)

winner of WESTMINSTER 2020

MULTI. CH., MULTI BIS

PENNDRAGON OWAIN

own. . J., K. Smith

(PENNDRAGON MASANIELLO x ASTORIA UNLEASHED)

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