The Poodle called the Pudel in German and the Caniche in French is a breed of water dog. The breed is divided into four varieties based on size, the Standard Poodle, Medium Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle, although the Medium Poodle variety is not universally recognised.

Life span: 12 – 15 years

Origin: Germany or France

Other names: German: Pudel; French: Caniche

Height: Toy Poodle: 24 – 28 cm, Miniature Poodle: 28 – 35 cm, Standard Poodle: 45 – 60 cm, Medium Poodle: 35 – 45 cm

Temperament: Intelligent, Alert, Active, Instinctual, Trainable, Faithful

Colours: Black, White, Apricot, Cream, Black & White, Sable, Grey, Silver, Blue, Red, Brown.