Poodles are really smart dog breeds, and when you combine that with their friendliness you end up with a dog that's easy to train.
Poodles shed a great deal less than other dogs, particularly dogs who are just as big and just as furry.
Poodles also smell less, which is a great relief for owners who really want a loving animal companion.
Depictions of this particular dog breed go all the way back to the days of ancient Rome.
France even went so far as to declare the poodle as their national dog.
When you think of the Iditarod dog race, you probably think of fierce huskies, and mountainous malamutes.
However, in 1988, someone actually ran the race with a team of poodles.
While there was no rule against that at the time, it was a particularly poor choice both for the owner and for the dogs.
After their poor performance, and the conditions the dogs were left in, a new rule was established.
That specified only northern breeds were allowed to run in that particular race.