Dignified, elegant and affectionate, the Poodle originated in Germany as a water retriever. The breed has three size varieties. Besides his beauty, the Poodle is known for his superior intelligence and learning ability. The active Poodle can live in many living situations as long as he receives daily exercise. His hypoallergenic coat requires regular grooming.
Famous Poodle owners include musician "Weird Al" Yankovic, philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, composer Ludwig van Beethoven, authors John Steinbeck and Gertrude Stein, and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.