Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Poodle: Standard Synonym(s): Caniche, Barbone Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Originated in Germany as a herd-guarding and water retrieving dog. Calm, dependable, reliable and responsive, they are easily obedience trained and make good companions, guard dogs and retrievers. Retains a lot of its working instincts. They are good with children, like both hot and cold climates, and despite their size are suitable to the urban environment. The woolly, springy, curly and resilient coat requires both regular grooming and frequent trimming. They do not shed which makes them ideal for people with allergies. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Dahl D (1994) The Complete Poodle. Howell Book House. ISBN: 0 8760 5257 X. Guidray V P Happy Healthy Pet: Poodle. Howell. ISBN 0876053878. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Standard Poodle Club: www.standardpoodleclub.com. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. Poodle Club of America: www.poodleclubofamerica.org.