The Poodle or Poodle is a breed of dog, Since the 15th century to the present day, It is considered to be of exclusive use for the luxury of the aristocrats and nobles. Known for its woolly and curly coat, There are four varieties: Large, Medium-, Dwarf and Toy (miniature).
Until the Renaissance, This was a collector of water dog, they did recover already hunted prey that had fallen into the water, such as ducks and swans.
In each language, the poodle Gets a different name:
- English: Poodle, French Poodle
- French: Caniche, Chien Canard
- German: Pudel
- Italian: Barbone Nano, Barboncino
- Spanish: Caniche
From France, the Poodles are descendants of the Barbet, original German swamp; and in the middle ages, He was assigned to tumble as duck or goose birds hunting, so that was selected by features such as its adaptability to the muddy terrain and its resistance to water, What makes this breed, along with others are called water dogs.
From the 16th century, the poodles began to be famous for her beauty and intelligence, especially in various circus performances and works of art by various authors as Albrecht Dürer and Francisco de Goya. At the time of Louis XVI of France its presence at the French Court was already very common.
By changes in taste in its appearance, during the 19th century the protection of the fur that was scorned, until then, He had the role of safeguarding of hypothermia, What stylists began to create various courts such as the British Montano and the Continental. For the poodle newborns, began the custom of amputate the tail.
The Franco-Prussian War began the dissemination of the race as such, intended for millionaires and aristocrats. In the 20th century, only dominated the giant variety, so later emerged with approval of the canine associations - such as Kennel Club - Standard varieties (low diffusion from 1792), Miniature (1911) and Toy (1957). In the final years of the 20th century came the hybrid breed “Labrapoodles” (Caniche combination with Labrador).
The four varieties of Caniche are as follows…
Is believed to be the original variety of which emerged the other varieties, through crossings to reduce the size. The height to cross varies from 45 to 60 cm., is supported 2 cm over, provided that the copy keep proportions. Y, they weigh around 30 kg.
This type of poodle is perhaps, the less well known, and at the same time the more quiet. Measures of 36 to 44 Cross cm, and as in all sizes, just accept the plain colors in fur. The weight is commensurate with its size.
This variety has a height to the cross 28 to 35 cm.. You have to look like a medium-sized Caniche, but smaller and not present any sign of dwarfism. As in the larger varieties, they are judged grouped by colors.
The variety has a height of between 24 and 28 centimeters to the cross or lump, always keep the proportions and not submit any symptoms of dwarfism. Are judged all together colors.
Depending on your health, a dwarf Caniche live media 14,8 years; one Toy 14,4 years; a medium Caniche also 14,4 years, and a Grande Caniche live media 13,5 years. Although these data are quite accurate, It is not uncommon to see poodle small, of more than 18 years, or even of 20.
In the exhibitions held under the rules of the CRF, copies of black, White and Brown are judged in the same group to obtain the CACIB. The same applies to copies of grey, Apricot and Red; the best of each of these groups becomes a final judgment to determine the best copy of the variety.
For your care, Peel according to your style, requiring a dog hairdresser. Accepted the hair in the form of long-haired head, ears and neck, including legs. They do not loose too much hair and health must clean the eyes and ears. They should be washed with some frequency. The care of the fur is unconditional in this breed, so it is necessary to wash with exclusive dog shampoo and in no case with shampoo for humans, that damages the skin of the Caniche because it causes you to lose the natural oil that has in its hair and, in the long run, brings complications.
Their care has to be very guarded, because due to his long-haired Kale, thick and woolly, of a single type of hair, It can tangle with ease. They require cepillados every week (without going).
The baths should be monthly (It is not advisable or necessary to abuse these) with hydrating shampoos and masks. It has to be dried with a dryer and never air. They are dogs that after the silent main hair puppy to adult not move almost hair and are nearly hypoallergenic.
There are many types of court, but students admitted for exhibition: Continental, Continental American, Scandinavian and Puppy Clip. The Court will be based on the structure of the dog and the taste of exhibitor or owner, the most widely used is the American Continental.
Apart from the common Caniche, There is also the variety Cordelé, taking this more curly hair and being able to display in the form of strings as the Puli.
Intelligent, loving, legal and naughty, those are the four words that the poodle enthusiasts describe the personality and character of this breed.
Despite his actual appearance, the poodle has a playful side, likes to interact with their owners, tends to be very friendly with people and always likes to please.
If we combine his legendary intelligence with its sociability gives as a result a dog highly entrenable.
A poodle, you have been taught canine manners, will have a quiet character, especially if exercise regularly to burn your natural energy.
The poodle is a guard dog who will not hesitate to make use of its bark when a stranger approaches your home, and although he is affectionate with the family, can take you some time socializing with other people.
An outstanding feature of the poodle is their intelligence (It is ranked No. 2 on classification of intelligence dog breeds by Stanley Coren).
It is often said that they have a human intelligence, an incredible cunning that surprised their owners. Of course, Intelligent dogs can be difficult. They learn fast, both the bad and good habits
- Otros nombres: Poodle / Barbone / Pudle / Chien Canard/ Barboncino.
- Group 9 / Section 2 – Poodles.
Dogs breeds: Poodle