Beware of Dog: Little Poodle
Tough Guy's, we all know one. Beware of Dog: Little Poodle demotivational poster - Tough Guy's, we all know one. Picture of a little white poodle in a yard in front of a Beware Of Dog Sign.
The poodle is a
breed of dog. The breed is found officially in toy, miniature, and standard
sizes, with many coat colors. Originally bred as a type of water dog, the
poodle is skillful in many dog sports, including agility, obedience, tracking,
and even herding. Poodles have taken top honors in many conformation shows,
including "Best in Show" at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in
1991 and 2002, and at the World Dog Show in 2007 and 2010.
The poodle is
believed to have originated in Germany, where it was known as the Pudelhund.
Pudel (cognate with the English word "puddle"), is derived from the
Low German verb meaning "to splash about", and the word Hund in
German means "dog". The breed was standardized in France, where it
was commonly used as a water retriever.
mainland had known the poodle long before it was brought to England. Drawings
by German artist Albrecht Dürer established the breed in the 15th and 16th
centuries. It was the principal pet dog of the late 18th century in Spain, as
shown by the paintings of the Spanish artist Francisco Goya. France had toy
poodles as pampered favorites during the reign of Louis XVI at about the same
The poodle has been
bred in at least three sizes, including Standard, Miniature, and Toy. According
to the American Kennel Club, the Standard Poodle is the oldest of the three
varieties, and was later bred down to the miniature and toy sizes. Despite the
Standard Poodle's claim to greater age than the other varieties, some evidence
shows the smaller types developed only a short time after the breed assumed the
general type by which it is recognized today. The smallest, or Toy variety, was
developed in England in the 18th century. Today, similar to other breeds, there
is a teacup poodle, which is not a registered size in most dog registries (CKC,
AKC, UKC, etc.).
retrievers or gun dogs, and are still used by hunters in that role. Their
coats are moisture-resistant, which helps their swimming. All of the poodle's
ancestors were acknowledged to be good swimmers, although one member of the
family, the truffle dog (which may have been of Toy or Miniature size), it is
said, never went near the water. Truffle hunting was widely practiced in
England, and later in Spain and Germany, where the edible fungus has always
been considered a delicacy. For scenting and digging up the fungus, the smaller
dogs were favoured, since they did less damage to the truffles with their feet
than the larger kinds. So it is rumored that a terrier was crossed with the
poodle to produce the ideal truffle hunter. -Wikipedia