The History of the Poodle
It exists in three different sizes i.e. the standard, miniature, and toy Poodle. The standard size is the oldest among the three. The rest seemed to have developed in Britain in the eighteenth century. By this time, the Poodle was widely popular in France and other parts of mainland Europe. In fact, it was the national dog breed in France. The French nobility used it as a water retriever during their duck hunting sessions.
German aristocrats also favored the Poodle. You can even find fifteenth-century drawings of these magnificent animals by German artists. The World Canine Association believes that the Poodle originated from breeding a Hungarian water dog with a French dog. However, the writers of the Britannica Encyclopedia claim that it originates from Germany.