Hi stranger! Signing up for MypetMD is easy, free and puts the most relevant content at your fingertips.

Get Instant Access To

  • 24/7 alerts for pet-related recalls

  • Your own library of articles, blogs, and favorite pet names

  • Tools designed to keep your pets happy and healthy

or Connect with Facebook

By joining petMD, you agree to the Privacy Policy.

5 Fun Facts About Poodles

Woof Wednesday


When you think Poodle, you’re probably thinking a dog with a really unfortunate haircut … or at least a really silly one. And you’re right, sometimes poodles are given really silly haircuts. But what else do you know about the Poodle?


If you're like the average person, pretty much nothing. Let's change that, shall we. Here are five brilliantly fun facts about the Poodle.


#5 Smarty Pants

The Poodle, for all it’s fashionista traits and trends, is actually hiding the brain of a geek. Dog geek, that is. In fact, the Poodle is one of the smartest dog breeds. They’re also loving, nice to strangers (as long as you keep an eye on them) and have a great sense of humor. All in all, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better game show contestant.


#4 'Hyperallogenic'

The Poodle may be a high class pooch, but it's also great for people who suffer from dog allergies. Even better, they shed very little of their fur. Also, for those with sensitive noses, Poodles tend to be odorless. Cancel the Febreze order!


#3 National Hero

Though the Poodle is famous throughout Europe, the French have loved the dog since the 1500s and have even made it their national dog! So it may be a good idea to refer to its highness as Le Poodle or Le Woof. However, if you get strange looks, don't blame us ...


#2 Something 'Fierce'

It may be "fierce," but this is no supermodel dog. The Poodle doesn’t sit around and announce it will not get out of bed for less than $10,000 per day. No. Along with being smart, pretty, and bestowed with wonderful fluffy hair, the Poodle is athletic. That's right, it can earn its keep with its excellent hunting and water-retrieving skills.


#1 The Great Halls of the Dogdom

The Poodle is not a newcomer to the halls of doggy fame. No way. In fact, it has been famous all the way back to, well, recorded history. The Poodle, being a noble and etch-worthy (the precursor to news-worthy) dog, was featured on both ancient Greek and Roman coins. Who knows? The warring feuds between those two mighty nations might've been over the poodle.


Well, there you have it, five fun facts about the poodle.


Woof! It’s Wednesday.




Comments  2

Leave Comment
  • great site
    02/26/2015 08:42pm

    this is a great site for research!!!

  • I have a 9yrs old minatur
    08/19/2016 08:57pm

    I have a 9yr old. miniature Poodle..He had developed an odor, esp. when he goes out in the heat..he is never out more than 5 minutes..he has never had a n odor before this summer..This makes #4 untrue.....what might be the problem? Has anyone got any answers.....