Poodles have long served as the family hunting buddies, as well as the trusted associates of commercial hunting guides. This site also participates in other affiliate programs and is compensated for referring traffic and business to these companies. He may not take to water as naturally as a Chesapeake Bay retriever, but he can learn to love it, especially if given an early start as a puppy. "My wife's Callie is only 22 inches tall and 45 pounds," Scovel said. Surrey Spice Girl  in 2002. The coat may be any of several solid colors, most commonly black, gray, brown, apricot and white. These ‘lapdogs’ have acquired traits that most dog owners love. However, they may not automatically make it to a list of greatest hunting dogs. Technically, any poodle that stands more than 15 inches at the withers is a standard poodle. www.vipoodle.org. TheSmartCanine.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Oh don't tell me that, I have already started. From hunting bore to retrieving ducks. It’s why active dogs, such as Poodles, are often the best suited for these swamp-like conditions. Many centuries ago, Poodles began their journey as retrieving water dogs in Germany. Her poodle came out of the car, attacked the man and frightened him off. Of course, it must be done frequently, say once a month. After all, they were born with these great instincts.

The site has the PCA rules for the club's Working Certificate Tests (WC/WCX) and much general information of the breed www.poodleclubofamerica.org. JavaScript is disabled. In a properly square poodle, the area from the breastbone to the rump measures approximately the same distance as the height from shoulders to ground. At the end of the day, Poodles can make great hunting dogs if you put in the time and effort to train them. As such, this provides better insulation when swimming in freezing cold water. Several years ago, a lady told me about being grabbed by a man as she got into her car in a shopping mall parking lot. Just check out the story this article illustrates. Likenesses of animals resembling poodles—small creatures with hair akin to a lion’s mane—have been found on Roman tombs, Greek and Roman coins, and monuments dating back to A.D. 30. Once your Poodle has perfected and gotten used to dummy retrieving, you can move on to practice blind retrieval training or retrieving bird carcasses. This is a VERY OLD thread from 2010....you probably won't get responses fro the original posters. And you'll never see this message again.

According to Canadian breed historian Emily Cain, Europeans categorized it as a spaniel. This also makes them good watch dogs, as it’ll take them some time to warm up to unfamiliar people. Another woman told me that when a houseguest once accidentally wandered into her daughter's bedroom, her poodle grabbed the intruder's skirt and tugged on it to lead the woman out of that room. Considering the variety of excellent water retrievers, that’s a bold statement. And due to their size, Mini and Toy Poodles are not suitable for hunting and retrieving. When you see certain areas of the poodle’s body are shaved while certain others have tufts of hair, giving it what is now called the “poodle look,” it is a direct result of the breed’s working and sporting heritage. This site is in no way affiliated to Manchester United Football Club. The typical poodle temperament is, in a word, delightful: alert, attentive, enthusiastic, eager to please, eager to perform, friendly with all welcoming humans and canines--a gracious host, a considerate guest. Make sure that you always reward your dog with a treat and positive praises for retrieving the tennis ball. In 1986, CKC allowed poodles to partake in their retriever Working Certificate tests. And when it comes to obedience and training, they’re even better than the rest. They are water retrievers and are very smart and trainable, however some seem to be hyperactive or neurotic. Keep the dog on a long leash while you’re training so as not to harm the bird (or potentially the dog). Then, too, this coat is hypoallergenic, which makes it the choice of dog lovers who are allergic to breeds that shed.

But the United Kennel Club (UKC) has always considered the poodle a sporting breed. The typical poodle also needs a training program that is predominantly positive. The first official notice of poodles appears on Roman and Greek coins from ~30 a.d., though suspiciously poodle-like hunting dogs are found in the detailed pictorial histories on tomb walls in Egypt and Mesopotamia. While Standard Poodles have been around for more than five centuries, the smaller Toy and Mini varieties are of recent origin and a product of customer demand. The newest member of Fabarm's XLR5 family is a standout in the gas-gun market. Ever wonder why Poodles have pom pom cuts? Poodles are highly intelligent dogs. When protecting their owners, poodles seem to have good judgment, applying no more force than necessary. I will post pics of the finished product. Not only is it hypoallergenic (rarely sheds), but also provides the dog with protection against water. It’s both stylish and functional, which is probably why these cuts are still around today. Teach your dog the ways of the wild rooster this summer. But most observers trace the poodle’s unique haircut to late 16th- and early 17th-century Central Europe (particularly in the region that’s now Germany) where poodles were bred for use as water retrievers.

Since it doesn't shed, if left untrimmed the coat will grow continuously. They’ll walk for hours with you or keep you company, or lay in bed all day if you are sick.

He is so cute! However, some will still retain much of the hunting instincts, in addition to the water-proof coat. Just a note that the lion trim (aka the continental; aka the 'show dog' clip, with or without the hip rosettes and big hair) isn't nearly as easy to do as it looks!!! It will also protect him from upland briars and brambles. However, the French breed name, caniche, comes from chien canard, or "duck dog," so they have also classified it a retriever. Training a hunting puppy is no easy task. Poodles came from Germany. He loves performing, especially before an appreciative audience, and he's tireless when working. Living in the house allows him to bond strongly with the boss, and figure the boss out from the canine perspective. After mastering, say, a particular line, instead of repeating it perfectly over and over, he may experiment and try new things, which is counter-productive in drills. 1 He's always working with animal shelters and dog rescues because of his passion for all dogs. Swimming can be tiring, especially because they had to swim through marshes where waterfowl hunters often hunted. Second, those outlandish dog show coifs that move us to mirth prevent us from visualizing such a dog with all that hair actually hunting anything--except possibly a place on the couch. "Kids and adults love him, and he loves the attention.". And as a result, they pretty much were. While many Poodles dominated in Europe during the hunting glory days, this may not be the case anymore. Move on to bird dummies instead of tennis balls to continue your Poodle’s retrieval training. It’s just that Poodles serve a different purpose than the Beagle (tracking) or the Ridgebacks (attack game). An over-corrected poodle shuts down, quits cold and may not revive for some time. I'll admit to getting an occasional few minutes of entertainment listening to some dog show handler who has never hunted in his life explain how those fancy trims protect the dog when retrieving in water. He must drill him in ways that don't seem repetitive, like mixing in shot flyers or fun dummies between repetitions of a given drill. Oh gosh -long day at the office, I thought it said LAMB - Oh well, another cut for you. Poor Kala has been standing for a long time. And finally, start letting your Poodle loose in actual retrieval situations, preferably with another, more experienced dog present.

"But with a little patience, he adjusts to it nicely. As a matter of fact, some establishments in the USA and Canada are now specifically breeding these dogs to be hunting companions and retrievers, once again.

I just joined a few weeks ago and had to make an intro post. But because they’ll have a single coat, the Poodle won’t be weighed down with a soggy fur coat. (Incidentally, both of these aforementioned poodles were also hunters that had earned advanced hunting test titles.). Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. A step-by-step analysis on what to expect from your dog. The hand signals and commands can be anything you choose. Lion Cut is the most extravagant cut you can have on a poodle. Blind retrieval is where your Poodle doesn’t know where the dummy is placed and you direct your Poodle to the dummy with hand signals or verbal commands. For the most part, Standards are shyer than Mini and Toy dogs. Many of them work for the sake of working, which reduced challenges for hunters. Fun fact: his all time favorite breed is the German Shepherd. However, most hunting poodles stand much taller, with males 24 to 26 inches and females 22 to 24 inches. In addition, the Poodle’s coat will be dense, yet curly. Ale Kai Mikimoto On Fifth, who won first place last night in the “Non-Sporting Group,” will advance to tonight’s “Best in Show” competition. I LOVE that there are boards that show a poodle the way the breed is for. They were originally bred to be water retrievers. It’s better for the dog to get used to the sights and sounds that are associated with hunting. Poodles have enjoyed a good amount of success at Westminster: Since  “Best in Show” was first awarded in 1907, four standards, three miniatures, and two toy poodles have won the prize, most recently with the surprise win of Ch.

This meant a bigger focus on a hunting dog’s temperament, as opposed to a companion dog’s. You can take your young Poodle puppy on hunting trips where the newbie stays leashed and just observe other, more experienced dogs at work. First, although considered a single breed, the poodle has three sizes: standard (over 15 inches at the withers), miniature (10 to 15 inches) and toy (under 10 inches).Even the most gullible hunter cannot picture a toy or even a miniature poodle tangling with an outraged, crippled Canada goose. Poodles had the temperament of a true hunter. You sure it's not people peopl having them shaved like Lions? Since he wants to please the boss so much, this understanding can make him seem like a mind reader in the field. "Jethro, my poodle, goes everywhere I go, including my business," said Evans Dietz.

You’ve run out of free articles. “We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.”​. You can plant the dummy at various distances or throw the dummy into the air, and ask your dog to retrieve it. These highly intelligent dogs don’t require too many repetitions of commands to learn. Subscriber Services.

Once you feel your Poodle is ready for an actual hunting trip, you can take him or her out with other dogs to acclimatize to the sights and sounds of hunting.