8  reasons to love Poodles

The Poodle’s name comes from the German word “pudeln”, which means to splash about. But they’re actually the national dog of France, where their name is “caniche”, which derives from “chien canard”, or “duck dog”.

Not only did he keep them as pets himself, but he gave them to girlfriends. Another popstar, Lady Gaga, is also a fan.

President Nixon kept a Poodle named Vicky, and President Kennedy’s wife, Jackie, had one called Gaullie. British prime minister Winston Churchill had brown miniature Poodles named Rufus and his replacement, Rufus II. 

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John Steinbeck, who wrote Grapes of Wrath among many other classic novels, travelled around the US with a Poodle named Charley. 

Poodles are expensive to buy. And a silver grey toy poodle by the name of Masterpiece was the world’s most valuable dog.  

They make great service dogs, guide dogs, assistance dogs and therapy dogs. Less frequently mentioned on their CV is their knack at truffle hunting. 

Turn your chocolate martini into a luxurious dessert by serving it alongside a scoop of creamy vanilla bean ice cream. The contrast of temperatures and flavors is sure to delight your taste buds. 

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