The Standard AKC Poodle
One of the most misunderstood aspect of the AKC standard poodle breed is their remarkable ability in the hunting and swimming fields. The poodle was bred for retrieving water fowl, similar to the golden retriever. Our poodles love swimming in our pool every summer. We find their tight, dense curls help keep them buoyant in the water.
Although our poodles swim for fun, they can easily be trained to retrieve. The poodle is a versatile breed. It is active enough to keep up with you in your outdoor activities, yet can settle down and lay down beside you next to the fireplace. Poodles love their families and are eager to please them. They are highly intelligent and love making their families happy. Don’t let the dog show standards fool you. Poodles are excellent family dogs and are not just for beauty contests. They are so wonderful with children, young and old. We love our poodles!
What activities does your dog enjoy? Leave a comment below!
Check out this video from Red Hunting Poodles Youtube channel. This AKC Standard Poodle is impressive: