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Poodle

a dog characterized by its thick curly coat and the intriguing, yet standardized, patterns created by clipping and grooming that usually leave isolated patches of profuse coat separated by areas that are closely clipped. Three varieties are recognized as separate breeds: Standard, which must be 15 inches or more tall; Miniature, 10-15 inches tall; and Toy, which is less than 10 inches (11 inches in the British Kennel Club standards). The breeds are predisposed to otitis externa, progressive retinal atrophy, epilepsy, patent ductus arteriosus, cystinuria, patellar luxation, cataracts, distichiasis and atlanto-axial luxation.

Poodle cat
see rex (1).
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I didn't say a word, but with extreme courtesy, I may say with most refined courtesy, I reached my finger and thumb over towards the poodle, took it up delicately by the nape of the neck, and chucked it out of the window, after the cigar.
All the Bielokonskis went into mourning for the poodle.
The cigar was snatched away exactly as you describe, and the poodle was chucked out of the window after it.
He looked at the poodle, erect and haughty, on his left.
He sprang over the poodle and vigorously attacked a collie, and the collie woke up, and immediately commenced a fierce and noisy contest with the poodle.
I had bred poodles for a while, and when we had him in his litter I think he decided to stay with us
Playing with the smaller of the two poodles, I decided not to take too long because my mom's nose started to get stuffy from all the fur in the shop.
The cross of a Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle is a companion dog without the health problems Yorkshire Terriers and Poodles face.
Originating from crosses of English pointers with--you guessed it--hunting poodles, the pudelpointer is deservedly gaining popularity throughout North America for its versatility and companionable disposition.
We ran amateur field trials and our paths crossed with another handler and her two standard poodles with pink bows in their hair.
Wendy has 12 pet poodles ranging from the standard size down to toy - and she makes for an arresting sight when she takes them all out on a walk together.
London, Apr 5 ( ANI ): A surreal exercise video featuring Japanese model Mariko Takahashi and a team of poodles has gone viral online, 10 years after it was made.