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The Poodle: 5 Amazing Things You Should Know!

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The Poodle: 5 Amazing Things You Should Know!

The Poodle is back in the Top 5 most popular dogs in the United States! Learn 5 amazing things about the Poodle in this blog!

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The Poodle Is…

 one of the most recognizable dog breeds! From 1960 to 1982, they ranked as America’s Number 1 dog. While that recognition has since gone to the Labrador Retriever, 2021 saw Poodles make their way back into the Top 5 most popular dog breeds in the USA!

Learn 5 amazing things you should know about this breed below.


The popular Poodle breed has been synonymous with status and for good reason! The Poodle has some incredible claims to fame thanks to its highly-desirable traits and characteristics! Let’s look at the celebrity status the Poodle has enjoyed over the years.


American Kennel Club: 10 Fun Facts About Poodles


Poodles and Celebrity!

Did you know many American celebrities and society icons have loved and owned the Poodle? The following notables welcomed Poodles into their homes and lives!

  • Elvis Presley
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Cary Grant
  • Jackie Kennedy
  • Sir Winston Churchill
  • Lucille Ball
  • Robin Williams
  • Barbara Eden
  • Walt Disney
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Jaclyn Smith
  • Bob Hope
  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Jack Lemmon
  • Barbara Streisand


The Poodle’s Humble Beginnings

Wet Gray and White Poodle at a Lake
A Wet Gray and White Poodle

Before Poodles became the popular canine of the elite, they were actually bred as water retrievers for hunting (even though the AKC categorizes Poodles in the non-sporting group).

Considered the “National Dog of France,” the Poodle originated in Germany and is identified with German words that mean “to splash in the water.” In France, they are known as the “duck dog.”

Interestingly, the term “French Poodle” is a complete misnomer (or an inaccurate designation)!


The Poodle Cut

Silhouette of a Poodle Cut
A Silhouette of the Poodle Cut

Another misnomer regarding Poodles is the popular “Poodle Cut.”

Many people mistake this common cut as a “fashion statement” but it’s not how it was meant! The Poodle Cut is a throwback to the Poodle’s origins as a hunting dog.

For this athletic water retriever, less hair would help the Poodle be more efficient when swimming. But to ward off the cold water, puffs of hair were left around the joints and upper torso for warmth.


It’s Hair, Not Fur!

Most dogs sport “fur” that grows to a certain point and then sheds. With Poodles, their hair (much like human hair) does not fall out and never stops growing. It’s one of the reasons Poodles are considered “hypoallergenic” due to low shedding! While all dogs shed to some degree, the Poodle is well-known for shedding less and causing fewer allergic reactions for their owners.


Warning! They May Outsmart You!

Two White Service Dog Poodles
Service Dog Poodles Courtesy of MobilityDog

While most dogs are smart in their own unique way, the Poodle is known to be highly intelligent and able to quickly learn, memorize and perform a variety of tasks. They are so intelligent, Canine Psychologist, Stanley Coren claims they are the 2nd smartest dog breed for obedience and work IQ.

Even more unique, Poodles demonstrate an ability to learn from past experiences. This ability is referred to as adaptive intelligence and is probably why they are referred to as “thinkers.” With these incredible traits, the Poodle makes a wonderful:

even highly-prized truffle hunters!


Did you know that Arkansas Bear Creek Goldens and Doodles added Poodles to our breeding program? Email us if you are interested in a Poodle puppy or get on the waiting list here!


A Goldendoodle Puppy sitting in a field
Griffin, an F1b Male Goldendoodle Puppy


We have Goldendoodle puppies available for their new homes!

We are a small family breeder located in the heart of the Ozarks in northern Arkansas. We strive to raise healthy, happy, well-socialized, quality Golden Retriever, Goldendoodle, Labradoodle, Mini Labradoodle, and Aussiedoodle puppies.

All our puppies come with a health guarantee for their first 12 months of age.

Please email, text or call us at 870-404-0217 or 870-404-1189 for more information about upcoming litters.

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Based on 16 reviews
Ariel Whitley
Ariel Whitley
May 10, 2022.
I got a little boy doodle from here and he is a great dog! He has the best of both breeds in him. The perfect personality and has been so easy to train. He is a great addition to my family and a perfect companion for my Pomeranian. I couldn’t be happier! I am out of state and the whole process to get him was very smooth and I have no complaints. Would definitely recommend them!
Monica Hamilton
Monica Hamilton
April 24, 2022.
We Love Our new Aussie doodle Duke! As a first time owner Mona was very nice and helpful about puppy care. She answers all questions!! She made coordinating picking up our pup supper easy!! She provided all documentation and goodies to send home with duke making his transition to his new home smooth! If you’re looking for an Doodle mix puppy I would recommend them!
Clinton Baird
Clinton Baird
April 23, 2022.
A great experience with obviously very experienced breeders. Our journey was clear the whole way. The team was great in explaining. Could not be happier with the Goldendoodle addition to our family.
Jim Conerton
Jim Conerton
April 11, 2022.
Our Sammy Joe is now 10 months old and what a beautiful dog. We have had Goldens for over 20 years so we’re very familiar with the breed. He is very healthy and very smart. Mona was so helpful when we contacted her in our search for a dog. We told her what our lifestyle was and what type of puppy we were looking for. She definitely recommend the best dog for us (thanks!) hopefully I’ll get a recent picture of Sammy and add to this post. Thanks again Jim & Paulette
Mollie Duddleston
Mollie Duddleston
April 11, 2022.
Mona and her family were wonderful to work with. She consistently gave updates as we waited for Oakley to be born. We enjoyed selecting our puppy and then receiving weekly pictures and updates as we awaited picking up Oakley to bring her into our family.Oakley is an incredible dog!! She is spunky, yet gentle. She LOVES people! She has been a fun puppy and very easy to train. She follows instructions well, and we couldn’t be more pleased with this addition to our family.We highly recommend Arkansas Bear Creek Goldens and Doodles for beautiful, well bred dogs who are sharp, smart and easy to train. Mona is wonderful to deal with and Oakley has been a wonderful addition to the Duddleston family.
Robert Thompson
Robert Thompson
April 10, 2022.
They were very professional. And they even met us half way. Quality animals. Very Healthy. Definitely would recommend this Professional Organization
Suzy Tusing
Suzy Tusing
April 10, 2022.
Three years ago we bought our golden retriever From Bearcreek, she was 10 weeks old. The next day Mona called us to check on her. Throughout Riley’s life, Mona was always there to answer questions and to help us. They truly love their dogs and it shows. I recommend Arkansas Bearcreek to anyone who wants a happy puppy.
Rebecca Moreira
Rebecca Moreira
April 9, 2022.
Could not be happier with my experience with Arkansas Bear Creek Doodles. They raise the puppies like their own with so much love and care. They were so easy to work with and brought Lexie with everything I could need to get her thorough the first few weeks of transition, including medicine in case she got sick and her favorite toy. She has been the BEST dog.
Pamela Benskin
Pamela Benskin
April 9, 2022.
Our family has purchased 2 puppies from Mona's family. Both of the are wonderful dogs. They're not only adorable, but they have great temperaments and are extremely smart. Both puppies were housebroken in only a few weeks. They're both wonderful family members. I would definitely buy another puppy from them.
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