What Poodles Were Bred For?

They were bred as water retrievers because they have a natural coat that is great for being in cold outdoor weather.

The first Poodles were bred as water retrievers by monks who needed a friend for hunting and fishing expeditions. In those days, you had to have a fierce dog on the boat to help scare off other animals. The poodle was perfect since it has a natural coat that shields it from being bitten or injured by the other animals while the monk catches fish which are their primary food source. It also makes them master “water retrievers…

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