Pros & Cons of a Poodle | Dog Breeds
I’m Julia Szabo, also known as a Pet Reporter,
and I am the “”Living with Dogs”” columnist
I’ve actually written 6 books and I’m hard
at work on my next one.
It will be about about dogs — that’s as much
as I can say right now.
I love dogs and I think nobody’s life is complete
So I’m here to tell you about a variety of
different dogs breeds that might suit your
I hope you’ll adopt one soon.
The poodle is actually one of my favorite
all time breeds, and a lot of people dismiss
the poodle flat out as a foo-foo dog, or a
frivolous, you know, not serious dog.
But I have news for everyone, the poodle is
a very serious dog.
Um, he’s an athlete, he’s gorgeous, he’s super
He is really one of the most intelligent dog
breeds out there.
Him and the border collie are the tops.
Ironically, when we think of the poodle being
in the circus, wearing a tu-tu, and standing
on her hind legs and twirling, um we forget
the fact that she can learn these tricks and
This just proves how intelligent she is.
So let’s not blame her just because some not
very nice people put a tu-tu on her.
Poodles are incredibly athletic, they love
Um in fact, the show-cut that we all kind
of make fun where it looks like topiary and
he’s shaved in the back to look like pom poms,
this was actually designed to help them be
more aerodynamic in the water.
The other great thing about poodles is that
people who have allergies to most dogs tend
to be able to tolerate poodles a lot better
because their hair is closer to human hair
than to classic dog fur.
One of my favorite, all time historical figures,
John Steinbeck the writer, wrote a very, very
famous book called “”Travels with Charlie:
In Search of America””.
And in this book, he basically drove across
the country with his standard poodle Charlie,
and he had very, very trenchant insights on
the different pockets of American culture
that he saw through his poodle’s eyes.
You know, let’s remember that when we think
of a poodle, because poodles are cool.