8 Facts About Poodles
- The country of origin of the poodle breed is France.
- Poodles are classified as a retriever.
- The Labradoodle, a result of Labrador Retriever and Poodle cross breeding, was first bred purposefully in Australia in 1989.
- The name Poodle comes from a German word that loosely translates to mean “splashing dog”.
- The most common disease reported to the Poodle Health Registry: Addison’s Disease.
- Famous Poodle owners: “Weird Al” Yankovic, Elvira “Mistress of the Dark”, John Steinbeck, Gertrude Stein, and Winston Churchill.
- Poodles come in three classifications: Standard, Miniature, and Toy. A fourth classification, “Tea Cup”, is not officially recognized.
- Poodles on the screen: Cleo from Clifford The Red Dog, Daphne from Look Who’s Talking (3rd movie), Fifi from the Rugrats, Foo-Foo from The Muppet Show, Georgette from Oliver and Company, Puff from The Proud Family, and Butch from Best In Show