Although the Poodle is the national dog of France, the Poodle actually originated in Germany. The breed name comes from the German word "pudel" or "pudelin", which means "to splash in the water". In France, the breed is called "Caniche", French for "duck dog". The Poodle was named after splashing water because they were originally bred to be water retrievers (The Poodle has many talents other then their stylish looks!). Their job was to bring ducks and other birds back to their masters. Poodles still love water to this day and you can see many Poodles (and Doodles) swimming in pools and playing in backyard sprinklers.
We only use miniature Poodles to be the parents of our Cavapoo puppies but Poodles actually come in four different sizes including: Standard, Miniature, Medium (also known as Moyen), and Toy. Regardless of size Poodles are an active breed and need daily playtime, stimulation and training. They love a good game of fetch and daily walks. Their eagerness to please also makes them an excellent service/therapy dog.
Another reason why Poodles are so popular, is due to their hypoallergenic hair, that comes in many different varieties and may be styled in many different ways! The Poodle has been a favorite breed for many years and will be for many more years to come!