Standard Poodle Hunting Dogs and Puppies for sale

Traditionally the Standard Poodle, the largest of the breed, was a retriever or gun dog, used in particular for duck hunting and sometimes upland bird hunting. The breed has been used for fowl hunting in the US and Canada since the early 1990s, in and out of hunting tests. The modern Standard retains many of the traits prized by their original owners: a keen working intelligence that makes the dog easy to command, webbed feet that make it an agile swimmer (all of the poodle's ancestors and descendants had or share the love of water) athletic stamina, and a moisture-resistant, curly coat that acts like a wool jumper in damp conditions. Towards the second half of the nineteenth century their use in hunting declined in favor of their use in circuses and status symbols of the wealthy, so that by the 20th century they were only found as companions or circus dogs. The poodle breed has been largely raped and pillaged by the modern movement to create designer dog breeds, but many staunch poodle breeders are keeping the old breed intact.