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The Poodle’s Famous Temperament

The poodle is instantly recognizable as one of the most popular breeds in the world. But it's not just his elegant look that makes him a prized pet. He is also an intelligent, devoted dog with a wide range of talents.

Born to entertain. Eager to please and easily trained, Poodles are born performers and have been tapped for their showmanship for centuries. In the 1800s, Poodles were featured in many stage acts, dressed in fanciful costumes and taking part in elaborate skits. In modern day circuses, the breed displays extraordinary balance and agility, circling the center ring, leaping from the backs of horses, and performing with other talented dogs and animals.

A working dog. The Poodle's intelligence doesn't just make him a great entertainer, it also helps him perform well in a host of jobs. Poodles are known to be excellent watchdogs with a strong instinct to protect their family. While generally good-natured, they can bark zealously when strangers approach the home.

Calm, clever and highly observant, they also make excellent assistance dogs for individuals with disabilities. These refined dogs are also valued by hunters—even those who have used Labrador Retrievers in the past have been won over by the intelligence and retrieval skills of the Poodle.

A social animal. Poodles crave the company of people and can suffer separation anxiety when left alone for long periods. As you undoubtedly know, Poodles love to be included in family activities and, unlike some dog breeds that tend to bond with one person, the Poodle has a close attachment to everyone in the family. He may love to be the center of attention, but is not a jealous dog. In fact, Poodles generally love the company of other animals.

With all their gifts, it's no wonder that Poodles are consistently among the top 10 most popular dogs. Fortunately, good breeding has succeeded in preserving the wonderful personality and characteristics of the breed.

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