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  • The Standard Poodle is known the world over for its iconic curls, unshakeable loyalty, and deceptively “aristocratic” appearance. Commonly associated with France, the Standard Poodle was actually developed in Germany as a type of Water Dog.

    The breed’s prowess at duck hunting was soon out-shown by its iconic appearance and beguiling intelligence. Second only to the Border Collie, the Poodle is considered one of the smartest breeds in the world and is one of the most capable dog breeds in history.

    Poodles have time and again proven themselves to be the perfect canine companion, having won more than a dozen international dog shows, including the highly competitive Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, where Poodles have won “Best in Show” twice. 

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