It is commonly understood that the Poodle is one of the most intelligent of all canines. Often the Poodle doesn’t give their owner much trouble and provide their owner with a consistent companion that is interesting and responsive. The breed also has excellent talent and versatility, which gives them a high aptitude in learning.
Hybrid dogs, or “designer dogs,” result from the mix of two or more pure breeds. Though the American Kennel Club (AKC) does not recognize cross breeds or allow mixed breeds to participate in competition, The American Canine Hybrid Club has been formed in support of hybrids. There are now over a one hundred recognized hybrid dogs.
The Mediterranean region is the point of origin for the dog breed now known as the Bichon Frise. In 600-300 B.C., Spanish sailors used this breed, then known as the Barbichon, to create diplomacy with other countries during trade missions. The Barbichon was naturally friendly and outgoing and had an attractive appearance. The popularity of the breed spread as it was introduced to various countries.
The Poodle is commonly acknowledged to be the most wisely intelligent of all members of the canine race. There is a general belief that he is a fop, whose time is largely occupied in personal embellishment, and that he requires a great deal of individual attention in the matter of his toilet. It may be true that to keep him in exhibition order and perfect cleanliness his owner has need to devote more consideration to him than is necessary in the case of many breeds; but in other respects he gives very little trouble, and all who are attached to him are consistent in their opinion that there is no dog so intensely interesting and responsive as a companion. His qualities of mind and his acute powers of reasoning are indeed so great that there is something almost human in his attractiveness and his devotion. His aptitude in learning is never denied, and many are the stories told of his marvellous talent and versatility.
A Maltipoo is a cross between a Poodle and a Maltese. Maltipoos are said to be good for allergy suffers. General Maltipoo has different names such as Malt-A-poo, Maltipoo, Moodle and this breed is introduced by the American Canine Hybrid Club as the Malt-A-poo. For the most part, they are very laid back, easy to […]
Poodle hybrids have become very popular in the past few years. The Bich-poo is a cross between a Bichon Frise and a Poodle. It is also known as a Bichonpoo and Poochon, as the name has not yet become standardized. These dogs play a big role in the current designer dog trend. The experimentation of […]
Ever wonder about all those “poo” and “oodle” dogs….? Designer dogs are really hybrid or cross-breed dogs that have been developed to try and gain some positive characteristics or lose some negative characteristics from the founding pure-bred dog breeds. “Poo” hybrid dogs where the Poodle is crossed with a number of breeds such as the […]
Grooming can be such a pain – especially if you have one of the fancier breeds. Jim McKiel offers his advice… This article will discuss grooming for your new puppy or dog. Grooming your pet should begin when they are puppies as this will help them become accustomed to being touched all over their bodies […]
I read the phrase in the title somewhere, and even though it is a blatant rip off of a line from Forest Gump, I thought it was a pretty appropriate way to describe the world’s oldest water retriever, circus performer and truffle hunter.Poodles are lively and active dogs, are very loyal and absolutely love (crave?) […]