Poodle Trivia Quiz

How many of these things did you already know about poodles? If you are not a poodle owner, they may surprise you. And even if you are a poodle person, you might learn a thing or two!

One – Most people believe that poodles are from France. 

Actually, they were developed in Germany. The German word for puddle is pudel.

Two – The poodle was bred as a working dog, not as an ornament for the rich and famous.

The poodle bred was bred to hunt. Actually they were bred to retrieve ducks and other waterfowl. Thus the association with puddles!

Three – The “fancy” poodle haircut has a purpose.

These working dogs were bred to jump into freezing cold water to go after downed birds and too much wet hair could weigh them down. Hunters clipped the hair to prevent this but left the hair on to protect vital parts. 

Four – Poodles are the only dog breed that comes in three sizes.

The three varieties are the Toy Poodle, the Miniature Poodle and the Standard. They are all the same breed, except for their size.

Five – Poodle fur never stops growing.

Unlike dogs who shed, poodle fur just keeps on growing. If you are planning on getting a poodle be sure to budget for grooming, as left alone, their hair gets long and can become matted.

Six – Poodles are very, very smart.

The poodle is one of the smartest breeds around, second only to the Border Collie in brainpower. They are very easy to train 

Seven – Elvis was a poodle fan.

The King had a poodle collection at Graceland and he was known to give away poodles to the women he loved. And that ain’t no hound dog!!

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By Ellen Britt

Dr. Ellen Britt has loved dogs since she was a child. She is particularly fond of the Northern breeds, especially Alaskan Malamutes. Ellen worked as a PA in Emergency and Occupational Medicine for two decades and holds a doctorate (Ed.D.) in biology.

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