Poodles 101

by Alessia

I feel like whenever I watch a dog show Poodles are in the spotlight. They get their fur shaved and cut and shaped into a million ways, and they strut their stuff like prissy little things. I decided to get to know the poodles a bit better, and it turns out that poodles were actually hunting dogs in the beginning, which seems ironic to me. Poodles come in three different sizes: standard, miniature, and toy – but they all share the same breed traits, which is interesting. Poodles do not shed because their hair (they don’t have fur) doesn’t grow to a point and fall out like other dogs’ coats. They are extremely intelligent dogs with tons of trainability, which must be why they are so great in shows. Some things to keep in mind is that they are expensive dogs – haircuts and baths every few weeks will cost you (it’s not cheap being beautiful!). They are active dogs that need a lot of space, but are very adaptable and love families. Poodles are more than meets the eye, I think!

Alessia xx

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