BC: About The Author Emily Jean Moore was born in Wichita, Kansas. She later moved to Gardner Kansas and attended Moonlight Elementary. In second grade she was tested for the gifted program and in third grade she was put in the gifted program. She then went to Wheatridge Middle School and attended fifth grade. That is when she made her story. She has two brothers and her mom and dad. Her best friends Vivian and Erica always make her laugh and she loves animals.
1: Acknowledgments | To my friends Vivian and Erica
2: Origin | Poodles are believed to be bred in Germany where they called them 'pudel' or 'puddeln' which means splash in water as they are water dogs. The first type of poodle was the standard. Today this is the largest poodle. Poodles were originally water dogs but they are good at many other things..
3: Appearance | Poodles all have one very unique characteristic in common, they all have dense curly hair that doesn't shed. They vary in colors. White, apricot, brown, black whatever color their hair is you don't have to worry about your carpet! Although they don't shed hair care is a must for these fluffy dogs. You should brush them daily so their hair doesn't get mats in it. Whether this dog is a casual family dog or a primped up pooch the hair needs to be trimmed. Also make sure to wash it regularly to make sure the dirt you don't get out with the brush gets off.
4: There are three different sizes of poodles according to the American Kennel Club. The biggest is the standard poodle it is more than 25 inches. The smallest is the toy poodle and it is less than 10 inches tall. The one in between is the miniature poodles it is 10-15 inches. There are many colors such as, white, black, gray, tan, and apricot. | Size and Types
5: White miniature, standard brown, black toy, tan
6: Health | The most common issue in a standard poodles health is an ear infection, but this is very minor and easy to take care of with proper vet care. Other sicknesses are Addison's disease, gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV = bloat/torsion), thyroid issues (hyperthyroid and hypothyroid), tracheal collapse, epilepsy, sebaceous adenitis, juvenile renal disease, hip dysplasia, and cancer.. Again most of these can be helped with proper vet care.
7: Conclusion | Weather your poodle is a furry family friend or a primped up pooch these curly haired dogs are perfect for any family with time and an unconditional love for dogs!